Friday, November 14, 2014

Book Review: Possession by Annie Oldham

Possession
(Song and Shadow, #1)
by Annie Oldham
Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Released On: October 31,2014

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Constance Jerome wants nothing more than to make it through her senior year of high school without being noticed. But when her mother drops the world's biggest bombshell, flying under the radar just isn't in the cards. It turns out Constance is a necromancer-one of the few who can travel the realms of the dead. Apparently it runs in the family. 

And now there's a threat coming: another necromancer with plans to disturb the living and the dead, and Constance and her mother are the only ones who can stop him. If only they knew who he was. Or what exactly he was up to. A quiet senior year isn't an option, and Constance must race to stop a high school apocalypse before the balance between the living and the dead is overturned. 

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclaimers: I was asked to review this novel by the author. I have reviewed many books by Annie and even edited one of her novels before. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I have never read a novel about necromancy so this was a first for me. Having read the synopsis, I wasn't sure that I would like it, but I love the author so I gave it a shot.

Annie Oldham's writing is beautiful, her characters well-developed. This book was intriguing and I did keep reading waiting to find out what happened next. It was one that I'm glad to have read.

However, like I mentioned the subject matter isn't one that I thought I would enjoy. Yet surprisingly, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would be.

Annie has never disappointed me so far and this latest novel was definitely no exception. This novel is one that I recommend. 

So why 4 stars?  The writing I give a 4. The subject matter isn't one I love so that I'd give a 3. However, I'll stick with a 4 because honestly, Annie is an incredible author so reading this novel was immensely enjoyable and I would read the sequel. If you like paranormal, then give this one a shot. It's only 99 cents on Amazon. Definitely worth reading. 


In Summary: Fans of the paranormal will eat up Annie Oldham's latest novel Possession, an incredibly written novel with intriguing characters. 

Warnings/Side-notes: No concerns. I would recommend this book to readers of any age. 

The Wrap-up:  I can't wait to see what's next for Oldham. Like I said, she never disappoints. 

Love,

Danica Page

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