Author: Katherine Howe

#WickedReads for Halloween

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

#WickedReads for HalloweenThe Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on September 15th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie’s from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she’s been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes’s help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie’s dark past.

Penguin Teen has been doing a #WickedReads campaign and they were kind enough to send me a
book to feature for this campaign. This season is one of my favorites of the year. The fall time is simply the best. You get to read creepy stories, drink lots of pumpkin spice coffee or apple cider, and the leaves start changing color!

Since I will be featuring other books along with The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen, I’m only going to do a very short mini review of it and then I will post a full length review later on! So, without further adieu, here are some #WickedReads!

Title: The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen
Author: Katherine Howe
Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery
Pages: 400

Published By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR on September 15, 2015

**A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for my honest thoughts and for this campaign. This in no way affects my actual thoughts on the book itself.**

 

A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion
It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose petal lips and her entrancing glow. But there’s something about her that he can’t put his finger on that makes him wonder about this intriguing hipster girl from the Village. Why does she use such strange slang? Why does she always seem so reserved and distant? And, most importantly, why does he only seem to run into her on one block near the Bowery? Annie’s hiding something, a dark secret from her past that may be the answer to all of Wes’s questions . . .
I really enjoyed this one! I thought it was a great ghost story! Perfect for this time of year! And look at that cover! It is simple. It is creepy. It is beautiful. It is perfection! Would you want to use that knocker if it was in front of you on a door? I wouldn’t.
This book is broken into three different parts and each part starts at Chapter One. Part one is Wes’s POV, Part two is Annie’s POV, and Part three is a mixture of the two. I can see some people getting confused by all of this but I was fine with it. It didn’t bother me at all.
I was hoping for a bit more of a scary read but this book definitely has its moments and I appreciated that! This book makes me want to read Katherine’s Conversion even more because I really enjoyed her writing style. She is so descriptive and made me really feel like I was in the story!

Need Some More #WickedReads? Check these out!

1. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
2. Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
3. Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
4. Shutter by Courtney Alameda
5. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
6. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
7. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

REMEMBER TO CHECK THIS OUT TOO!

#TwitterGhostStory
Write a spooky story in 140 characters or less using #TwitterGhostStory to enter for a chance to win a prize pack of the featured titles!
Twitter Chat
This Friday (10/30 at 4PM) a Twitter Chat will be hosted by @YAbookscentral and @mashreads
10/30:
Danielle Vega (twitter.com/dvegabooks) author of The Merciless and Survive the Night
Peter Kujawinski (twitter.com/kujawinski) author of Nightfall
Kim Liggett (twitter.com/kim_liggett) author of Blood and Salt
April Genevieve Tucholke (https://twitter.com/apriltucholke) author of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
Carol Goodman (https://twitter.com/C_Goodmania) author of Blythewood series
Sally Green (https://twitter.com/Sa11eGreen) author of the Half Bad series

Let’s talk about it. 

Did you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? If not, do you want to read them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
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