Basil Hu Hu từ Konik, Tverskaya oblast', Nga, 171735
I remember reading this book in 8th grade and feeling for the first time a feeling of haunting sorrow. It was a feeling that lingered with me even after reading this book. In a good way of course. Walk two moons was the first book to truly move me in a way I had never been moved by a book before. I loved this book then. I'm sure if I reread it I would love it all over again.(then again, maybe I wont, I dont know)
Charlotte Silver is the daughter of the well-known paranormal investigation team Silver Spirits. On New Year’s Eve Charlotte and her friends end up at the house of a schoolmate who is hosting a ceremony that consists of sitting in a circle and each person sharing at least one paranormal experience they’ve had and then lighting a candle, until one hundred candles are lit. When all the candles are lit everyone waits for something to happen and when nothing does, everyone goes home. Charlotte tries not to think much of it, but when odd things start to happen at school that seem to relate to the tales told on that night she decides to investigate. Not an easy task when her parents are having marital problems, she’s having to deal with tension between her new boyfriend and one of her best friends – not to mention that there is some sort of entity that’s apparently out to get her. I enjoyed One Hundred Candles; it has all the elements that make a good paranormal mystery. The tension builds slow and steady until about the last 30 pages, where I was turning the pages fast and furiously wondering how the drama would end. I shed a tear as I finished the last sentence, glad that it ended on a heartwarming note. I give this book ¾ stars because I liked it and I think it will appeal to most paranormal fiction readers (of all ages) but I couldn’t help but feel like I would’ve enjoyed the book even more if I was a little younger – say middle school age. I don’t hold this against the author; I think it’s just me loving these types of books so much and having read so many, that I’m a little jaded. I do recommend the book especially for young adults and anyone interested in paranormal fiction and I plan on reading the next book in the series. Note: This is the 2nd book of the series but it definitely stood on its own two feet. You won’t feel out of the loop if you don’t read the first book before reading One Hundred Candles.
First time I've read this author. Figured out who the guilty party was before I had reached the middle of the book. I don't like being able to figure it out. I'll give her another try, but if I can figure it out again, it's a done deal for me.