I won this book way way way back during the big YA spring fling!!!
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!!!! There it is. It's out.
No, but seriously.
I haven't read a book before that was about spirits and shamans, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. It was one hell of a ride but it was all kinds of amazing.
I love the story. A highschool girl banishes fake spirits to earn money, cause her mom's soul is stuck in the Borderland, and now she has to pay the bills and takes care of everything, while figuring out how to get her mom back. And then real spirits show up in people's houses and that's only the start of all the problems that are coming her way.
I LOVE the characters. Holly, what a wonderful person. She has the weight of the world on her shoulders but she's so fierce and strong. Love her. Also her friend Laura, amazing. I love the friendship between them, that's just so special. Nathan is also a really great character. What I loved about the book was that the relationship between him and Holly didn't happen so quickly. They obviously care about each other but after a few days together they don't throw around the words of undying love for each other. Thank goodness.
The whole story developed really fast, there were a lot of things happening and not many dull moments, something I really enjoyed. The last few chapters made me really nervous, cause the clock was ticking and they still had so many problems and no plans and they needed to do so much for everything to turn out okay. But I'm happy with the way it ended and I can't wait to read the second book. I feel like with the way things are set up in the first book, the second book will be really exciting and will probably also make me really nervous.