Release Date: December 1, 2009
About the Book: Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Southern Gothic-I am so there! I really can't wait to read this one! I saw this one at ALA, but it was only the display copy so I couldn't take it and I got to Little Brown late on Tuesday to see if I could nab it. (That didn't stop me from petting it's pretty cover though.) And then yesterday, I checked the YALSA listserv late and missed a random ARC giveaway! GAGH! I guess I am not meant to read this one early, so I will pine over it's loveliness and not so patiently wait until December. (You know what I'm asking for for Christmas!)
I have to say I was surprised at how big the books is-it comes in at 576 pages! But from what I've been hearing, it's totally worth it! And check out the book trailer-it makes me want to read it even more!