Friday, July 29, 2011

The Thirteenth Chime; Emma Michaels

















Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (August 5, 2010)




Synopsis


HATRED NEVER DIES... Destiny has finally found the life that she has always wanted. She is about to finish college, has a fiancé that loves her, and a great summer on the West Coast planned with her friend, Stephanie. But her world is turned upside down when an antique clock mysteriously chimes thirteen times and someone attacks them, sending Stephanie and her mother to the hospital. Alone, and without any help from the police, Destiny has no choice but to turn to the one man she had left behind a year ago - her ex-boyfriend, David. Together, they must solve the riddle of the thirteenth chime before the clock strikes thirteen again. Yet as they face their own past and hearts, a trap over half a century old is waiting for them to become its prey. For revenge, fifty years is never too long...








My Review



  I swore I would start reading more books with a little scare to them. I have heard nothing but positives about The Thirteenth Chime. So did it live up to the hype? Absolutely! 

   Destiny has a great life one that many would strive for. She is engaged and finishing school. She is heading to her friend Stephanie mother's beach house. After a grandfather clock that was pulled down from the attic chimed 13 times. All hell broke loose. I won't go into details but it is a freaky book and I will never own a Grandfather clock! While Destiny is trying to deal with the aftermath of all that has happened she calls on her ex, David. A guy she said no to marry after a traumatic accident. Though you don't get to know Scott the man she is engaged too as much as you'd like, you can tell he is a great guy. David also was a great catch, you can feel the tension between Destiny and David.

  I don't want to go into huge detail but you do find answers in The Thirteenth Chime. A gut punching thriller, mystery, and a tale that will haunt you. I loved the writing style of Emma Michaels. I will read any and all books she comes forth with in the future.


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13 comments:

Zibilee said...

This does sound like a little scarefest! At first I thought it might be the sequel to Chime, but now I see that it is not. Great review, Liz! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed this one so much!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Thanks Liz, I've been wondering about this book for some time!

Nina said...

That's so cool. It sounds like a really good read for Halloween. ;) Very creepy!

TheBookGirl said...

How great that reading outside your normal comfort zone turned out so well!

Blodeuedd said...

It has been quite some time since I read a book with any scare in it. I am glad you tried this one

Misha said...

I enjoy creepy books too! This one has been lying on my shelf for a long time - I need to get to it soon. I am glad to know that it lives up to the hype.

Jenny N. said...

It sounds like a pretty scary read! Probably not something I would usually pick up since I'm a big wuss when it comes to anything scary.

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I can't wait until her next book comes out. I definitely want more!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O this sounds so so so good. I want to try it. So glad you dug it. Thanks for the review.

Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

I didn't really know much about this book before now, but it really does sound good! I love books with a little creepy/scare factor in them, so I'll definitely be adding this to my TBR list!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh that is exactly why I didn't pick this one up... the hype. Now, I am rethinking my stance. Looks like I'll wishlist it. :)

Missie said...

This is good to know because I've been curious about this book for a long time. I'm glad the book doesn't leave you hanging and you actually get some answers.

Thanks for the review, Liz.

Tipsy - tipsyreader.com said...

Ooo I'm hooked. Great review!