I am participating in #OctoberFrights this week and today is the first post. A review of a fun quick Halloween read, Uninvited by Amanda Marrone. Let’s get to it!
Paranormal dark romance? Amazon has it under YA teen horror.
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When rejection comes back to bite you…
Jordan’s life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in.
Jordan can’t understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life — once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friends she couldn’t relate to — now consists of her drinking alone in her room as she waits for the sun to go down.
Michael needs to be invited in before he can enter. All Jordan has to do is say the words….
I had a stalker in high school. He was nowhere near as charming as
Michael. He also never lurked outside my home (though I certainly had nightmares he would) and we didn’t have a romance before he became my stalker. However, I still really connected to a lot of her experiences and the feelings behind them. This book only deals with a vampire on the surface. It is really a deep look into teen abusive relationships, teen social struggles, and is a darkly beautiful coming of age experience for Jordan.
It feels like a light read, at only 204 pages. I read it in one day. But it clings to you after. My favorite thing about this book, unlike a lot of paranormal romance *cough cough Twilight cough cough* which shall not be named, we see Jordan recognizing what is happening, recognizing the abusive nature of her situation. Hating herself for being attracted to it, resenting how it was impacting the rest of her life, really taking stock of her situation and demonstrating the climb back to self-love and self-care. This is a book every teen should read as it is a perfect example of toxic teen romance and why you don’t want that kind of relationship.
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And I have hand-crafted stakes for sale for those who want one!
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