While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny. Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other. Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love...(Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
In this fantastic sequel to “Jenny Pox” we meet Tommy whose touch creates fear the same way that Jenny’s induces the plague. Specifically, Tommy’s touch shows your worst nightmares that reduce most people he interacts with to a pile of mush. Unlike Jenny, Tommy embraces his power creating a fantastic villain. Tommy easily could have been portrayed as a completely unfeeling, harsh character, but instead we learn his heartbreaking past and how/why it will intertwine with Jenny’s. I still hated him though!
In an interesting tip to realism, the events from the previous book are not forgotten. Instead, Jenny is dealing with the fallout from the previous book while the town is under investigation. This causes Jenny to be more withdrawn from everyone, including Seth, creating new trials for both of them to overcome. At fear of revealing too much, between the recent events and flashbacks, this is a fantastic sequel that will have you wanting to read the next in the series!
Warning: Contains horror and violence
Rating: 4 stars!
Who Should Read it? Fans of fantasy in a contemporary setting or horror.
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