When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn't sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she's here for him.
Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life--and her death--neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy's overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren't meant to be crossed...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Lucy can’t sleep, eat, or leave the grounds of Saint Osanna’s, a prep school set alongside a haunted lake and forest. She’s a Walker—the local term for ghosts—who has appeared on the school’s grounds 10 years after her murder. Lucy doesn’t know why she has reappeared, but she quickly senses that it has to do with Colin, a daredevil student who lost both parents when his mother drove the family off a bridge. Lucy and Colin have a special connection, and as they fall for each other, he learns that if he brings himself to the edge of death, they can be together for real. Lauren (a pseudonym for Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings, coauthors of the Wild Seasons series for adults) tell Colin and Lucy’s story through their alternating points of view, but while glimpses into Lucy’s murder give the narrative a spark early on, there is little in the way of mystery, with only the romantic thread (and its inherent danger) pulling readers forward. Ages 14–up. Agent: Holly Root, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency. (Oct.)