Friday, May 14, 2010

Review- Possessed by Kate Cann

When Rayne decides that life at home in London, with an overbearing boyfriend and a mother who leaves raising her little brother up to her, is too much to handle she accepts a job at Morton's Keep. Morton's Keep is rumored to be haunted by some pretty evil spirits, but anything is better then her current life.  In Possessed, readers join Rayne through some very spooky nights alone in her new little house.  Who are the Fire Festival men?  Are the involved with the strange happenings going on? And what does this all have to do with Rayne?  Kate Cann takes readers on a strange and sometimes frightening journey in her new book Possessed.

This was an different book.  I really enjoyed the character of Rayne and I thought she was someone you could relate to.  I can't decide how I feel about the story itself though.  I don't feel like the flow was very effective.  There was a lot of stuff that went on that sort of felt like it was just there to fill space.  I also didn't feel like the whole story with the ghost was thought out enough.  The way the book was going I thought it was building up to something more than what happened. The ending of the book was very anti-climatic.  I think that the author could have made the whole haunting and dungeon scenes more than what they were. There was a lot of build-up and secondary characters adding things that really didn't go anywhere.  This book wasn't great, but it's an alright read.  I enjoyed the historical-like stuff that was talked about and that made it worth reading.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Scholastic Inc. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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