Hey guys! Not exactly throwing it way back with this review but it’s a book that deserves more attention!
Fountain Dead (Release Date: November 20th)
Mark is uprooted from his home and high school in the Twin Cities and forced to move with his family into a Victorian in Nowhere-ville. Busy with the relocation and fitting in, Mark’s parents don’t see what’s unfolding around them—the way rooms and left behind objects seem alive with a haunted past.
Of course, Mark keeps his ghostly encounters to himself, all the while sinking deeper into the house’s dark, alluring, and ultimately terrifying history. As romantic entanglements intensify, the paranormal activity escalates. Past and present come together. Everything is connected—from the bricks in the walls to the hearts beating in their chests, all the secrets of Fountain Dead are finally unearthed.
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With two timelines, two stories, and two POVs, it’s like Fountain Dead is two fantastically creepy ghost stories in one! How cool is that?
This book is hard to pin down in terms of genres. Though it is clearly a paranormal tale, one of the MCs is a teenager, which adds a YA element, Emma’s story during the Civil War adds a bit of historical fiction, and the story is also for more mature readers, who can handle some gore, making it horror. But regardless of what you categorize it as, the blurred genres work here, and the author delivers a gripping story, that is both entertaining and eerie AF.
Theresa is a natural at writing ghost stories. They’re always atmospheric, scary, and original. This book is her first full-length novel, and I think she did a beautiful job. The pacing, writing, and flip-flopping timelines, are done well, and I really enjoyed it!
You will not find a cookie-cutter story beneath this awesome cover, and I highly recommend it!
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