Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lily Dale: Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub

“...The only way we’ll learn the truth is to dredge the lake!”

These words keep reoccurring in Calla’s dream, and when she wakes up, its always 3:17. These words hold the secret to the falling out of Calla’s mother and Grandmother. And as Calla spends time in Lily Dale after her mothers death, Calla comes to realize that Lily Dale is a town for Psychic Mediums. Even her own grandmother, Odelia, has the gift of being able to sense presences that are near. And after Calla starts to see things, things that no one else can, Calla realizes that she too may have to gift. And her being able to sense things, may be able to help solve the mystery of a kidnaped girl, who disappeared over six months. But what Calla wants the most is to be able to speak with her own deceased relative, her mom.

This book is completely different from the ones I have reviewed in the past. This mystery is suspenseful, yet also has romance and drama. It will appeal to many different readers, of all ages. Wendi Corsi Staub realizes what it feels like to lose someone close to you, and she puts that raw emotion into her writing. This book is the perfect type to curl up with an ice cold lemonade on those hot summer days, and is a great pool side read. You will find few that don’t fall in love with Staub's books.

Content: language

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8

Reviewer Age: 12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Casa Grande, Arizona Uniteds States of America