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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle

The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle
Pages: 338
Publisher: Compass Press
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal

Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with an aunt she’s never met. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands.

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they—and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Soon, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad though.

As Eren and Aiden’s relationship develops, so too does a mystery in Spruce Knoll. The town holds many secrets—and many dangers. It soon becomes apparent that the untimely death of Eren’s parents was no accident and that her life might be in danger too. Only time will tell if Eren can embrace her unwanted power and protect the only family she has left.
Wow, The Secret of Spruce Knoll honestly blew me away! There is just so much to love about this novel. In fact, I don't think there was anything that I didn't like, that's how good it was.

Let's just start out with the main character, Eren. She was very level headed, which I liked because a lot of girls in YA seem to lose it once things get crazy. Even though she had to deal with the pain of her parents' death, she still made the best of her new living arrangements with the aunt she had never met. In fact, I absolutely loved Eren's family! Her aunt, grandfather, uncle, and cousin were such great characters, even if some were only there for a few scenes. I really hope to see more of them in future books! It's not often that families play a big part in YA novels, so it was really nice to see that in here.

And the romance! Mmmm, Aiden is certainly very sexy. He's sweet and lovable, but also strong and very protective of Eren. The two of them make a fantastic couple, and even though there was a bit of insta-love, I can overlook it because they worked so well together.

I also loved the concept of Channelers! It's something like a witch, but not exactly, and it's extremely unique in YA. I'm really interested to learn more about the Channeler heritage/mythology, because it's so interesting.

Overall, I give The Secret of Spruce Knoll 5 stars! A definite must read!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm honored that you enjoyed it so much.


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