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.
A little long-winded at 600 pages, Garcia and Stohl look to capitalize on the current YA supernatural trend. Fortunately there are no vampires (okay, there is one blood sucking incubus but he is minor). Overall, I think they did a good job of presenting an interesting plot that moves fairly smoothly to the end. Based on the ending, I will assume a second book is in the works.
Next up: "Breaking out of Bedlam" by Leslie Larson. It is due back to the library in two days so I better speed it up.