Undertow by K.R. Conway
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Eila Walker has never been lucky. That is until the day she is told that a mysterious person purchased a house from auction and insisted it go to the last living relative of the original owner … her. She has moved to the Cape and is living in the house her 4th great grandmother had lived in. The town legend says her grandmother was struck by lightning and vanished, but what do legends know. This little sleepy seaside down is anything but sleepy. As Eila makes friends and builds relationships she begins to unravel secrets that have stayed hidden for 160 years. Does she have what it takes to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps? Will it cost her the lives of her friends or herself?
Undertow is the first book in a new paranormal YA series. Readers will need to get to nearly the halfway point in the book before the real story is revealed, yet the world building and character development is entertaining in itself. Readers know in advance that this is a series and Conway does not lead the reader on by leaving a cliff hanger. This start of the storyline is complete in itself, but readers will see the hints and suggestions of the next and future books. Undertow is a satisfying read for teens of all ages since it does not include an abundance of sex … just the suggestions of attraction and romance.
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