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Very much recommend this book to young folk and to the young minded folk for a fun ride.
Welcome to Sortilege Falls by Libby Heily is a story about a girl named Grape Merriweather who has just moved to Sortilege Falls with her mom and her younger brother Brad. There is something strange about this town. Grape is starting school some place new and so she believes that her fellow students will be welcoming and nice and even helpful when needed. But what she finds instead is something else altogether. She’s completely and utterly ignored. Only when speaking to one of her fellow students does she remotely get an ounce of attention from them and even then they act as though they are being put out just to answer a single question asked. It makes her miss her old home even more. But Grape soon discovers why everyone is so…cold. She meets the Models outside in the parking lot by accident and quickly understands why everyone barely even acknowledges her. The Models are perfection…physically but their attitudes…leave much to be desired. One Model seems nicer than the others and seems to befriend Grape. But things start getting weird fast in Sortilege Falls, with the Models and even with Grape’s little brother, Brad.
This is an interesting book that combines moving to a new place and being the new girl angst with mystery and a touch of fantasy. Now I say a touch because until you get closer to the end you don’t really get a lot of the fantasy element that is lying just beneath the surface of this book. I really wanted a bit more but the writer keeps that aspect mostly on the fringes for the characters. Like they know something is going on but they just really dismiss it quickly and don’t care too much…or they just blow it off. But as you’re reading this you’ll pick up on it quickly and then question….”Why didn’t they see/notice/question?”
Me personally I had a few issues with Grape as a character. Sometimes she’d have a good personality but then other times she really needed a good shake. I guess on one hand one should find it refreshing that the author decided to give her a less than atypical healthy appetite for a teen especially for a girl but her practically being a bottomless pit? That for me was just a bit annoying about her. For me there’s a difference between hunger and just being plain greedy and Grape tended to fall into the “greedy” category for me and even edged into “taking advantage” category on her “date” with Graeson.
I’ll admit that since I managed to read this book and finish it in a couple of days that I did enjoy most of the aspects of it but I can’t say that I loved it. This book is easily categorized as YA and possibly even a bit as a YA Mystery but really classifying this as anything beyond that is a bit of a stretch until the very end of where it gets a touch of Fantasy to it. Because all in all there really isn’t that much of it in there at all so I struggle to really say this is a YA Mystery/Fantasy because it just falls short on the fantasy part for me. This book definitely has it’s elements that help separate it from others in the same category but I really wish there had been more Fantasy put into it so that it would have really gotten into the depths of the story and not just been tossed in at the end.
As much as I wanted to really like this book it falls a bit short for me in quite a few places. I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. I had higher expectations of this book and it just really failed to meet them this time. But I do hope to read more by this author in the future and see her improve her story telling talent because she does have that.
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