"I was sixteen the first time my grandmother died. . . ."
Sarah Parsons has never seen Amber House, the grand Maryland estate that's been in her family for three centuries. She's never walked its hedge maze nor found its secret chambers; she's never glimpsed the shades that haunt it, nor hunted for the lost diamonds in its walls.
But after her grandmother passes away, Sarah and her friend Jackson decide to search for the diamonds - and the House comes alive. She discovers that she can see visions of the House's past, like the 18th-century sea captain who hid the jewels, or the glamorous great-grandmother driven mad by grief. Sarah grows closer to both Jackson and a young man named Richard Hathaway, whose family histories are each deeply entwined with her own. But when her ghostly visions start to threaten the person she holds most dear, Sarah must do everything she can to get to the bottom of the House's secrets, and stop the course of history before it is cemented forever.
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YOU WON'T REGRET THIS ONE!!!
Addicting, mesmerizing. Beautifully and skillfully written. Stands out in the YA genre. Each passage is lyrical imagery. No one could have narrated better than Tucker Reed. I was so engrossed in this book. Can't wait for the sequel in January 2014.
Only one? I loved them all! They were all believable. I felt like I knew them--their motives, beliefs, actions all made sense yet there were several surprises as well.
Don't want to give anything away...but loved the scenes with Sarah and Sam, anything with the house and the past...okay no spoilers.
YES YES YES YES!
PLEASE AUDIBLE GET TUCKER REED TO NARRATE THE SEQUEL AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT IN JANUARY 2014!!!!!!
It's definitely up there on the enjoyment scale.. A nice surprise.
I was particularly taken with how the authors portrayed Sarah and Sam's relationship. Loved the eeriness and suspense.
She just embodies the voice of Sarah so incredibly. I hesitated to listen as I have found in the past that authors do not often make good narrators. Tucker Reed is a glowing exception.
A few little tears. Laughed out loud a few times as well. Just got completely caught up in the story and the narration and literally could NOT stop listening once I started.
It's well worth the credit. I'll be on pins and needles waiting for book 2.