Friday, 6 August 2010

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Shadow Hills
Anastasia Hopcus

His love captivated her... his secrets might kill her.

Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.

I had high hopes for this book based on the reviews, the awesome cover, the intriguing summary, and the fact it's an Egmont book. I was SO not let down here.

Shadow Hills is extremely addicting. The four hundred page book took me maybe 2 days to read. I am a fairly fast reader when I want to be, but this still doesn't happen because I rarely just sit down and read.

I started this when I first got it. Then I went to continue it after swimming in the pool. I sat outside for at least an hour and only stopped because it was about to rain. Otherwise, I would've read until I finished or it was dark out.

Zach was completely adorable. I kind of love him. He's definitely one of my top YA guys. So sweet and he cared and didn't stalk or sparkle.

I also loved how Greek mythology was used in this as well. I don't really like straight forward Greek mythology, but when it's woven in with other aspects, it's fascinating!

The end of the book left my heart pounding and gave me chills. There was so much action and I had no clue what would happen. And while the end was closed, I'm DESPERATE for more.

This book was romantic and fast paced and really addicting. A must read for paranormal fans!



  1. I loved this book. So much fun to read it. Nice review

  2. i <3 this book too! Anastasia Hopcus is a promising new author. I cant wait for more from her!



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