Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder's mother is cursed with a spell that's driving her mad, and whenever they touch, Thea is chilled by the magic, too. With no one else to contribute, Thea must make a living for both of them in a sinister city, where danger lurks and greed rules.
Thea spends her nights waitressing at the decadent Telephone Club attending to the glitzy clientele. But when her best friend, Nan, vanishes, Thea is compelled to find her. She meets Freddy, a young, magnetic patron at the club, and he agrees to help her uncover the city's secrets-even while he hides secrets of his own.
Together, they find a whole new side of the city. Unrest is brewing behind closed doors as whispers of a gruesome magic spread. And if they're not careful, the heartless masterminds behind the growing disappearances will be after them, too.
Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, this is a chilling thriller with a touch of magic where the dead don't always seem to stay that way.
Story Line: I story line pulled me in from the very start! I thought that it was a really interesting concept and I liked that it incorporated zombies to give it a fresh twist. I loved that the story automatically pulled me in and introduced magic and the glitzy club. I loved that it was told in all three of the characters perspectives; however, it got a tad repetitive with Thea's inner monologues.
Relationship: Freddy and Thea's romance isn't stressed as much in this book as romances are in other books, which I enjoyed reading about. It let me focus on the plot of the book and what was happening with the character. However, the relationship that was talked about in the book was really sweet and I loved reading about how both characters started to trust each other and opened up to each other. I think the highlight of their relationship, for me, happened at the end of the book!
I really enjoyed reading about Thea character. I found her to be a strong heroine, especially with her drive for answers. I also really loved that Freddy was the mysterious and magical guy because his character fit great with the whole concept of the book. Plus after reading the book, I fell for his character! Overall, I have to say that I loved Nan the most! She added a new perspective to the story and I loved the spice she brought to the book with her awesome personality!
Overall: I really enjoyed reading this book and even though it was tad bit too plot oriented, I would say that it was a good read!
Rating: I would give this book an 8 out of 10!
About the Author:
Jaclyn Dolamore was homeschooled in a hippie sort of way and spent her childhood reading as many books as her skinny nerd-body could lug from the library and playing elaborate pretend games with her sister Kate. She skipped college and spent eight years drudging through retail jobs, developing her thrifty cooking skills and pursuing a lifelong writing dream. She has a passion for history, thrift stores, vintage dresses, David Bowie, drawing, and organic food. She lives with her partner and plot-sounding-board, Dade, and two black tabbies who have ruined her carpeting.