This book begins with an extremely scary episode of a child’s encounter with ghosts. The first few paragraphs nearly made me jump with every turn. The narrative is absolutely perfect for the situation by making use of the simple innocence of the child.
But once the chapter 1 is done, the reader is faced with the mundane ramblings of a teenage girl. The boring Yada-yada-yada continues until the main story-line kicks in and other characters are introduced.
The place setting is a home that takes in kids with (deceivingly) ‘special’ abilities. There were good details and sufficient back story for every character. The sparse but bone-chilling incidents keep the plot moving. Our protagonist, Chloe, is of course gifted with unnaturally strong powers that she is unaware of. This book is wholly about how she figures out her supernatural abilities both through accidental encounters and engaging curiosity.