Saturday, March 02, 2013
Unraveling Isobel, by Eileen Cook
And then, just when you've settled in to reading a good supernatural thriller, we have Nate, the stepbrother. He's hot and haunts her in an entirely different way. It's a situation that could get very complicated as the most popular girl at school vies for his affections as well, and she's more than a little jealous of Isobel's access.
Fun! It gets a bit complicated and one could take Cook to task to trying to bring in too much (and leaving some threads - like Isobel's father - underdeveloped), but this is a great mixture of suspenseful and creepy stuff with a dash of high school angst thrown in. Even if the story can be chaotic and implausible at points, I enjoyed the mix of humor, action, and romance.
The only major downer was the book's lame cover, which I noticed that they jettisoned for the paperback edition.