Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Summer's Shadow by Anna Wilson

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.
Summer's Shadow
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When Summer's mom died, her life is turned upside down

Summer's mother's will states that Summer's legal guardian is her uncle Tristan: a man Summer has never even heard of before. Forced to leave her life in London, Summer moves to Tristan's creepy, ancient house in Cornwall. There she is met with indifference from him, open hostility from her cousin, and an aunt who has chosen to leave rather than to tolerate her presence. Soon Summer comes to believe that the house may be haunted. But is it haunted by ghosts, or by the shadows of her family's past? Scared and lonely, Summer begins to spend more and more time in the beautiful sheltered cove she discovers nearby. But she's not alone. A local boy frequents it too. Can Summer find first love and the answers to the mysteries of her new home with this good-looking boy who appears to be too perfect to be true?

Summer's Shadow by Anna Wilson

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Summer's Shadow(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley.)
Summer’s mother has just died, and now Summer must travel to live with an Uncle that she has never even met before.
Can Summer fit in with her new family? And are spooky things really happening in the large old house?

This story was just a bit too young for me I think, and I didn’t really enjoy it.

Summer was an okay character, although I expected her to be more upset about her mother than she was. I did feel sorry for her because of the way her new family was treating her though.

The storyline in this just wasn’t for me. It was too slow, and the whole thing just felt like it was aimed at 12-year-olds, or possibly even younger kids. I’d say that this is more suited to 8 to 12-year-olds really.
The boy that’s mentioned in the blurb didn’t even turn up until halfway through the book, and although things were resolved in the ending, it just couldn’t save this book for me.
Overall; aimed at younger kids,
5 out of 10.

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