Wednesday, September 21, 2011


  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (August 30, 2011)
  • Author: Elizabeth Miles
  • Cover art: I really like the dress and the hair!
  • Overall rating: *** out of 5 stars
  • Obtained: My personal bookshelf.

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...
Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.
On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.
In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.
Em and Chase have been chosen. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

For me, this book was just okay. When I finished I still had a lot of "Why" questions.  Like why Em and not Zach? Why Chase and not the rest of the team? At the start I didn't find Em to be very likable, but her likability increased a bit towards the end of the book.

I would have liked to have seen more of Gabby in the story. The dialogue was good some of the interactions with the characters didn't seem completely real, but it also didn't take away from the story.

The ending was great, it had  a cliff hanger, which makes me excited to read the next book when it comes out. (I believe next year).

I really liked the premise of the story and the atmosphere, Miles did a wonderful job with the setting and describing the snow and the town. It makes me want to see Maine even more then before.
Over all, I will read the next book, but I didn't enjoy this as much as I was hoping to, but it was still an okay read.

1 comment:

Kailana said...

This sounds all right, but not necessarily something I would run out and buy. Good review!