Monday, May 16, 2011

The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder

Title: The Screaming Season
Author:  Nancy Holder 
Genre:  Young Adult
Publisher:  Penguin Group US (Imprint Razorbill)
Publication Date17/03/11
ISBN: 9781595143334
Stand alone or series:  3rd Book in Possessions Series
Pages: 328 pages
Book Received from: Nancy Holder
First Lines:  Possessions: me. my sanity? they think I've lost it.

Possible Spoilers if you haven't read the previous books!

The gutsy heroine of Possessions and The Evil Within returns for another year of boarding school at the haunted Marlwood Academy. Lindsay wakes to find herself strapped down in the infirmary. She had a breakdown and might have tried to kill her nemesis Mandy or Mandy's boyfriend, Troy—or both. The details are hazy, but one thing is certain: she is possessed by a spirit she cannot trust.

Lindsay soon realizes that nowhere on campus is safe. Then, she finds a surprising ally in her former rival. Together, Lindsay and Mandy must figure out who can be trusted—and who wants them dead. But when Lindsay's ex-boyfriend shows up at Marlwood, she is given a chance to get away and be free of the curse. Will she take Riley's hand and run, or team up with a new love to save Marlwood from the evil spirits forever?

My Thought
After finishing The Evil Within I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Screaming Season!  Thanks to Nancy Holder for sending me this copy. 

I loved the start where Lindsay wakes up strapped down in the infirmary at Marlwood Academy after suffering another breakdown.  As far as First chapters go, I was utterly sucked in.  Nancy Holder definitely has that knack for keeping a reader in suspense and giving us the heebee jeebees!!

I really enjoyed all the characters in this one especially how Nancy shows us the other side of Mandy.  She is a bit nicer towards Mandy but it is done in such a way that you can still believe that if current events hadn't pulled them together they would still be at opposite ends of the social ladder!  Miles was another welcome surprise into the mix, but one that could go either way in terms of his motives. 

This is a great installment in the Possessions series and by far the most enjoyable.  As far as I can tell this is the last book in the series and I was glad to see majority of questions I had were answered by the end.

And as always, I love the lists in the beginning of the chapters!!

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