Arelia LaRue and her best friend Sabrina take a job at the Darkwood Plantation for the summer. Arelia really needs the money as things have been tough for her and her Grandmere but Sabrina is along for the fun and to hopefully meet a rich man to marry. Arelia begins to learn about her heritage after meeting her great aunt who has worked at the plantation all her life, the LaRue’s have a long history of being voodoo queens and Arelia’s has always known there was something different about herself since she can speak to the spirits.
My biggest concern with this story was that it was just too predictable. When starting a new chapter or section of the plot I could already see where it was going. Ben going off to the swamp, who Lucas was, all of Sabrina’s actions… my list could go on and on.
Also, I wasn’t really too found of most of the characters. Sabrina was just downright annoying from the start but Arelia could also have her moments of being too judging and harsh which made her a bit unlikable too. Along with some typos and things in the story I just didn’t find myself enjoying this one as much as I thought I would.
Overall, quick read about voodoo and ghosts in New Orleans. Not really one I’d recommend picking up though.