Lia and Alice buried their father on a rainy day in the fall of 1890. His death was sudden, and strange happenings are keeping the twins from resuming their wealthy, well-educated lives. Lia begins to dream of flying and Alice, while reserved, does not appear to mourn her father. Lia's boyfriend, James, uncovers an ancient tome that cryptically tells of two sisters, one the Gate and one the Guardian. One has the power to return Satan to Earth, the other the responsibility to keep her sister in check. As Lia investigates the prophecy, a fortuitous trip to a fortune-teller, Sonia, unlocks new doors. With school friend Luisa joining in the adventure, the cast of characters is
Fiction. Supernatura/YA. 2009. 352 pages.
Dark Fever (Book 1) by Karen Marie Moning- I don't think I'll continue with this series, either. One review on Amazon said the heroine's IQ was "slightly above that of a rutabaga." The sexual elements were a bit disturbing, especially since you can't imagine the barbie doll heroine having enough sense to make decisions. Not that she always has the choice of making decisions...
Fiction. Supernatural. 2007. 384 pages.
The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello. Sounded good; fell flat. An art historian, a missing artifact, some supernatural, mystery, and adventure--but the plot is contrived, the adventure difficult to believe, and the characters shallow. Even Benvenuto Cellini and the supernatural element fail to provide real interest. All ends happily.
Fiction. Supernatural. 2011. 464 pages.
Please remember these are just my personal opinions of these books. Many others, without doubt, found them thrilling.