Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to muse about one of the following each week: (1) Describe one of your reading habits. (2) Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). (3) Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.
After seeing the trailer a while back, I knew I had to read the book. So far its good. I’m only 100 pages or so in. I’m still waiting for the climax where things start to get intense. Right now the town main characters are Lena Duchannes and Ethan Wate. Most folks compare them to Bella and Edward from Twilight.
What I’m loving most about the book is getting to know about Lena and her family. There are so many dark hidden secrets. With each turn of a page, I’m learning more about them.
There are a total of four books in the series. I’m hoping that if this one is great, I will be looking forward to reading the others in the future.
The film hits theaters Feb. 13.