I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell
Published by Flux on 10/8/2014
Genres: fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Also by this author: Unhooked
A world where souls walk free and dreams become portals to the past…
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But even her rational mind can't explain her dark and familiar dreams of a time long ago, filled with people she shouldn't know, but does. When her family moves to New Orleans, Lucy's dreams suddenly become more intense. Reluctantly drawn into the old city's mystical undercurrent, she searches for answers about the nighttime visions that haunt her.
What Lucy finds is Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever. They've only just met, and she shouldn't be drawn to him, but she is. As she tries to unlock Alex's secrets, a killer strikes close to home and a century-old vendetta unspools, putting Lucy and everyone she loves in mortal danger.
I devoured this book. The Louisiana scenery sucked me in.
Lucy is a character you can love and hate all at the same time. She drives you crazy with her naivety, but makes up for it her bravery and understanding. She acts like a brat at times, and that drove me crazy. I did appreciate the friends she made. She has their back when they need her. Mama Legba was probably my favorite character. She has a big personality, and really shines throughout the book.
The events that take place are pretty creepy. I haven’t read many books that feature Voodoo, and I liked seeing that spin on the paranormal part of it. I think the reason it was so haunting is because of the scenery. You have old homes with a lot of history, and a history that seems to repeat itself.
I loved the storyline and it was a perfect read to start off in October.