From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up—A hurricane forces Miranda Barnes and her mother to relocate from Florida to the small bayou town of St. Yvette, LA, where they are taken in by Miranda's aunt and the grandfather the teen has never met. Miranda wants nothing more than to be left alone, but she is thrown immediately into a school project with cocky jock Parker, his cheerleader girlfriend Ashley, Goth girl Roo, cute Gage, and mysterious Etienne. Even worse, her nights are disturbed by unearthly screams. It turns out that Miranda has inherited Grandpa's talents as a medium, and his sudden death forces her to continue his work. She attempts to unravel the tragedy of a Civil War-era love story while helping her classmates put together a "haunted history" tour of the town, making a few tentative sparks with Etienne along the way. While the setup is promising, Cusick's supernatural romance doesn't generate much mystery or passion. The playful banter and innuendo among the teens is entertaining (if occasionally misplaced), but the rapidity with which most of Miranda's new friends accept her psychic abilities is unconvincing. Those who like their love stories spiced with the paranormal should stick with Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series (Little, Brown).—Christi Voth Esterle, Parker Library, CO
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Romance, danger and supernatural thrills abound...Cusick's fans will no doubt devour this new title. -- Kirkus Reviews
The playful banter and innuendo among the teens is entertaining. -- School Library Journal
"Cusick gives the new-girl-in-town plot the Southern gothic treatment in this charming, atmospheric novel. . . . vividly drawn." --Romantic Times Book Review
, four stars