In Ethan Wate’s hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .
There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.
There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it’s been promised. And no one can stop it.
In the end, there is a grave.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming.
I kind of loved this book. I loved that it was set in the South. I could feel it in my good ol’ Southern roots, except that I’ve never lived in a little backwoods town. I loved that it was written from the perspective of a guy. Most YA novels are written from the girl’s perspective and it makes the entire thing feel whiny. This wasn’t whiny. No whine. Just “this is what happened and this is what I did because of it.” But, you know, better than that. I really liked the characters. Ethan was just a classic nice guy. I mean, who doesn’t just love that guy? Admittedly, Lena was a bit dramatic (which is why I’m glad it was written from his pov). But if I was cursed I can’t say I wouldn’t act the same way. She was pretty cool when she wasn’t whining.
Sexual Content: Moderate