Early this morning I finished reading Dark Souls by Paula Morris for an Around the World ARC Tour.
Welcome to York, England.
Mist lingers in the streets.
Narrow buildings cast long shadows.
This is the most haunted city in the world. . . .
Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won’t run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . .
Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York’s hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy — one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York’s haunted souls?
Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous — and deadly — is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery — and find redemption.
Dark Souls is a ghost story meets mystery story type of book. I knew that there was something "off" about Nick but I couldn't decide what it was. And what the mystery turned out to be definitely never popped into my mind.
Miranda was an okay character for me. I definitely didn't dislike her. But she wasn't my favorite either. She was kinda just there. She did have some funny thoughts and sayings though. Her brother Rob was kind of annoying though. It was told that Miranda and Rob were closer after the accident but he seemed kinda mean to her and was all about himself.
As for the plot, it definitely had some twists and turns. It kept me guessing the whole time. Its not the type of book that I could speed through. I had to think *gasp* while I was reading it, just because I wanted to try to figure out the mystery.
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
Dark Souls will be released on August 1, 2011.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 59
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 49
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 46
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.