By Kari Maaren
Publication date: November 28, 2017.
“Freddy wants desperately to not be noticed. She doesn’t want to be seen as different or unusual, but her step-brother Roland gets attention because he’s deaf, and her little sister Mel thinks she’s a private detective. All Freddy wants to do is navigate high school with as little trouble as possible.
Then someone moves into the house on Grosvenor Street. Two extremely odd someones.
Cuerva Lachance and Josiah aren’t . . . normal. When they move in next door, the house begins to exhibit some decidedly strange tendencies, like not obeying the laws of physics or reality. Just as Freddy thinks she’s had enough of Josiah following her around, she’s plunged into an adventure millennia in the making and discovers the truth about the new neighbors.”
Begin with an angsty, sullen teenage girl, mix in some blended family strife with a little bit of time travel and a dash or two of immortal mythological beings and you have the recipe for this great story for all ages!
I loved the dynamic of the characters and the way Freddy really evolved throughout the novel. The constant chaos of Josiah and Cuerva Lachance was the twisted timeline was immensely intriguing. I could not guess what was going to happen, which is both exciting and maddening at the same time! I feel like that is a good description of this novel and its characters. Exciting and maddening! Who are these mysterious neighbors and what do they have to do with three teenagers that live next door in a nice suburban neighborhood?? Believe me, you are going to want to read to find out.
* I received this ARC from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.