Sandy’s Review Aug. 23, 2013
Author: Debra J. Edwards
How would you handle the dead? After losing his dad, 17 year old Marvin finds he can see and talk to the dead, an inherited ‘gift’. Bonus, you might think, but Marvin hates it. It makes him different and he just wants to be ‘normal’. He meets Stella in the graveyard that backs onto the house he’s just moved into. ‘My name is Stella, Stella McCartney. It says so inside my trousers.’ (!?!)
A mysterious business card reveals that Stella has lost her memories and all signs point to Moghador, a gateway to hell where a pawnbroker holds the answers. And Stella is DEAD! She just doesn’t know it… yet
I really did enjoy this book since I do love the paranormal genre. This book was a little different for me because I’ve never read about ghosts or spirits. It was different for me therefore enjoyable since it took me outside the norm. If you want to get away from real life for awhile, this is a book to read.How does a 17 year old boy cope with the fact that he can see spirits? He feels its a curse that was handed down to him when his father died. His father tries to assure him its a gift, but Marvin feels otherwise. This is a gift that has been handed down from generations. The book doesn’t go into any detail on how their family got the curse/gift.His mum and step dad move into this house, and behind the house is a cemetery. He visits the graveyard and is surprised when he is not bombarded by spirits. There is 1 spirit, a girl named Stella. She has no memory of her life and she doesn’t know she is even dead. Marvin treads lightly when speaking with her. He normally doesn’t go out of his way to help spirits, but he feels differently towards Stella.
This story brings you to another realm to the gateway to hell to try and find Stella’s memories.
I loved how the book ends, but I won’t spoil it for you.
This book is good for YA who enjoy paranormal stories.
I give this book 4 stars and I look forward to reading future books from this author.