Published by Scholastic Inc. on 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Welcome to York, England. Mist lingers in the streets. Narrow buildings cast long shadows. This is the most haunted city in the world. . . . Miranda Tennant arrives in York with a terrible, tragic secret. She is eager to lose herself amid the quaint cobblestones, hoping she won’t run into the countless ghosts who supposedly roam the city. . . . Then she meets Nick, an intense, dark-eyed boy who knows all of York’s hidden places and histories. Miranda wonders if Nick is falling for her, but she is distracted by another boy -- one even more handsome and mysterious than Nick. He lives in the house across from Miranda and seems desperate to send her some sort of message. Could this boy be one of York’s haunted souls? Soon, Miranda realizes that something dangerous -- and deadly -- is being planned. And she may have to face the darkest part of herself in order to unravel the mystery -- and find redemption.
Loved Miranda’s character too. Strong likeable protagonist. The secondary characters were pretty cool too. Especially Miranda’s parents, her brother…. and Sally.
The writing was so awesome and flowed so nicely that the pages turned themselves. I was sad it was over. I read it in less than 24 hours and that’s with sleep and work.
Don’t even get me started on the cover. OMG!!! It is so gorgeousl! Love it.
I was a little confused about this whole series thing, but I got a quick email from the author and she explained that there are three books but from what I can tell the first one was already out (Ruined) and I haven’t read it yet. I read Dark Souls and then there is a third one coming in 2012 or 2013. They are a series, but stand alones (if I’m understanding correctly). She did tell me that she’s working on a specific sequel to the first book and hopes to do a specific sequel to dark souls as well. That’s fantastic news for me. I don’t feel so bad reading them out of order now. It still drives me a little crazy because I hate reading out of order, but where they are sort of stand alone books it’s going to be okay. I think…. LOL