An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.
Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property.
Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she'll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.
Rebekah’s top ten favorite books from her teens (in no particular order).
As a teen I spent A LOT of time in the library or buying books. I’d devour books like they were made of chocolate. I remember my parents coming in at night to tell me it was time for bed and as soon as they left, I’d grab out my flashlight and lay under my covers to finish reading.
I fell in love with some of my favorite authors/characters in my teens. And I dreamed of one day writing my own stories. Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books/series from my teens with you!
The Secret Circle (series) by L.J. Smith
The Forbidden Game (series) by L.J. Smith
Dark Visions (series) by L.J. Smith
The Lifeguard by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Fear Street (series) by R.L. Stine
Remember Me by Christopher Pike
Slumber Party by Christopher Pike
The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon
Locked in Time by Lois Duncan
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…