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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong

"Features a creepy supernatural element. Tess's search for the meaning of her waking visions leads her to an abandoned mental hospital, a series of illegal experiments, and a boy who's looking for answers of his own." —School Library Journal,  October 1, 2015

It's 1964 and Tess' orphanage has just burnt down.  Set out with a suitcase, a phone number and an address, Tess is determined to uncover the secrets of her past and why she is haunted with visions of the past.  When she arrives at the address, she soon discovers the horrible treatment of mental patients and finds out about her depressing family story.  While at the house Tess makes an unlikely ally, and with his help, finally starts accepting her paranormal powers.

The first word that came to me after finishing the first 2 chapters of this book was "scary".  After reading more, I started thinking up more and more words to describe it.  Though scary was still on the list, there was also romance, darkness, thrills and mystery.  Every chapter left me hanging, and I couldn't wait to find out what happened, yet I didn't want it to ever end.  Though short, this book is packed with feelings.

The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong

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