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Sebastian Falls, SEBASTIAN FALLS Book #1
by Celeste Holloway
Synopsis:A year after her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old, Meadow Parker, is close to having a grave of her own. Beyond her shrink’s false diagnosis of PTSD, there’s no medical reason for her failing health. Only she knows the cause. But if Meadow told the truth—told them what comes for her at night—they’d lock her in a padded cell. Grasping to help her find closure, Meadow’s best friend, Casey Somner, drags her to the place her parents were obsessed with—the historical landmark that fuels Meadow’s fears and nightmares. This is the last thing she wants to do. But when Casey’s involved, free-will doesn’t exist. Once Meadow steps foot on the hallowed ground, she has a supernatural encounter that leaves her stricken with terror, but charged with power, fulfilling the legendary prophesy about the coming of The Keeper. Both the holy and the unholy have waited over a hundred years for a new Keeper to resurface. Like it or not, Meadow’s destiny as Keeper is sealed, and the battle for her soul begins. A sharp double-edged sword, she will either save the world from Armageddon or fast track its annihilation.
*eARC received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
My first thoughts upon finishing this book were: "Another review book' that completely took me by surprise and knocked my socks off!"
Sebastian Falls was a unique and highly imaginative tale, set in a well built world with relatable characters.
Created with a biblical undertone, it kept you thinking as a reader, not only because there were numerous twists and turns and plenty of fabulous mystery, but because of the larger questions posed subliminally throughout the tale with regards to the whole picture of Good vs. Evil.
As a YA, there was a bit of angst, but it was overshadowed by the wonderfully entertaining wit and banter of the characters. in addition, the romance was sweet, believable, and thankfully lacking a love triangle.. :)
It's very difficult to write more for a review without giving details away that are integral to the enjoyment of the story, so I'll simply say that Sebastian Falls is a great read for the Young Adult and Not-So-Young-Adult alike. I immediately gave it 5 Skulls, and I stand by the rating. :)