Author: Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles
Publisher: self published
Release Date: October 2011
Series: Night Marchers #1
3 Stars: I Liked It
Even though her father, who is a paranormal investigator, solely raised Emma, she has little experience in the realm of the supernatural. When she is forced to move with her father to Hawaii, only months before her graduation, Emma finds that her world as she knows it, is shaken when she starts seeing the unexplainable: fire balls in the distance, beating drums in the middle of nowhere and strangers who vanish into thin air. Then one day when she has a run in with a procession of Night Marchers, ancient Hawaiian spirits wandering from their burial grounds to their locations of battles past, Emma has no choice but to believe that the unbelievable does exist.
Now Emma must go on the run with the help of a mysterious stranger, as they seek out how to free Emma from the curse of a Night Marcher, who will stop at nothing to get her soul.
Emma was a few months from graduating high school when her dad moved them to Hawaii from Texas. Her dad’s job entailed chasing paranormal events. A rich couple paid well for her and her dad to move to Hawaii for him to investigate some paranormal activities. I loved the Texas details at the beginning of the book since that’s where I live. Texas pride! Of course the Hawaii scenery was beautiful too. I would love to visit those beaches.
The beginning and some parts throughout were a bit slow for me. I liked when Emma met Tristan and later Kai. Tristan was fun and a great friend for Emma. Kai seemed stiff to me, but that was explained later. Overall this book was entertaining and showed promise for the next book in the series. I look forward to reading book two and seeing where Emma’s journey will go!
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Sexual Content: mild ( girl lost her swim bottoms while surfing but the boy averted his eyes, kissing )
Violence: mild/ moderate ( suicide in the prologue for a magical belief, falling down a steep hill with bad injuries, stabbing, fight injuries )
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction