Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But even her rational mind can’t explain her dark and familiar dreams of a time long ago, filled with people she shouldn’t know, but does. When her family moves to New Orleans, Lucy’s dreams suddenly become more intense. Reluctantly drawn into the old city’s mystical undercurrent, she searches for answers about the nighttime visions that haunt her.
What Lucy finds is Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. They’ve only just met, and she shouldn’t be drawn to him, but she is. As she tries to unlock Alex’s secrets, a killer strikes close to home and a century-old vendetta unspools, putting Lucy and everyone she loves in mortal danger.
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Sweet Unrest is a YA Paranormal Romance with a high creep factor. If you like your paranormal romances on the dark and mysterious side, this is the book for you. Eerie vibes surround the locations, characters, and plot. There are spooky plantations, ghosts, voodoo, and a mystery that spans time. Much of what Lucy experiences in modern day New Orleans is anchored in the city’s history, and the author does a wonderful job depicting both settings.
Lucy becomes immersed in the local voodoo culture while looking for an explanation and solution for her recurring nightmares. Before she knows it, she is thrust in the middle of a century’s old mystery and a modern day murder investigation. The plot unfolds as Lucy navigates current events and dreams of flashbacks. The writing and storytelling are well done. Sweet Unrest is unlike anything I have previously read, and I appreciated the original plot, authentic characters and vivid imagery.
There were a few details that, in my opinion, were not fully resolved or clearly explained, but overall I did enjoy the book. – kris
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About Lisa Maxwell: Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest (Flux, Fall 2014) and Heartless Things (Simon Pulse, Spring 2016). She has a PhD in English, and when she’s not writing books, she’s a professor at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.
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