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Blurb (from Goodreads):
ANCIENT SECRETS CANNOT REMAIN BURIED FOREVER.
Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery. Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people. I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies—my ancestors—were beginning to awaken.
My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars
This was a YA fantasy story featuring the fae.
Catori had to deal with a lot in this book, with first her mother's death, and then all the information about faeries, and fae hunters, and her place among them. I did feel sorry for her because of her mother's death, especially when it seemed like she had more grief to come as the book progressed.
The storyline in this was about Catori coming home from university to attend her mother's funeral, and finding an unearthed casket filled with rose petals that her mother had dug up in the cemetary. Supposedly her mother had had a heart attack whilst digging up the coffin, which Catori didn't believe, and she also didn't understand why the casket was filled with rose petals rather than remains.
We then got a story about Catori's ancenstors being fae hunters, and a sexy but unavailable medical examiner who just so happened to be fae. I did find the number of characters in this a bit confusing though, and keeping straight who was a hunter and who was fae turned out to be quite difficult.
We had a number of love interests in this story too, with the sexy but engaged medical examiner, Catori's best friend Blake, and a hunter called Kajika, but I didn't really get a strong feeling for any of them.
The ending to this was okay, although not a lot seemed to have been resolved.
6.5 out of 10