Review: Molly Hall – Reckoning

Molly Hall


Welcome to Reading Addiction Blog Tour’s stop for ‘Reckoning’.

Kat can see the dead, but she doesn’t know they are dead. Nor does she admit to herself or anyone else that she sees things that aren’t there. This summer though, she must accept what she is, or else she’ll lose someone she loves very much.

The official blurb:

 “They say the truth can set you free. I found out it can kill you.”
Seventeen-year-old Kat Matheson has never revealed the dark secret that sets her apart from everyone else: She can see and hear the dead. Until now, she has been able to ignore the strange apparitions and whispering voices. But it may not be that simple anymore. Haunted by eerie visions and increasingly frightening nightmares, Kat begins to fear she may be the target of a dark and ominous force from beyond the grave. Complicating matters is the arrival of her new neighbor, a young man she instinctively distrusts but is inexplicably drawn to. Gorgeous and mysterious, he seems to hold a disturbing knowledge of her long-held secrets.
As she desperately tries to maintain control, events take an unexpected and violent turn. Discovering that nothing is what it seems and that her psychic abilities may involve far more than just communing with the dead, Kat may be forced to confront her worst fears and the powerful curse that controls her destiny.

My review:

There was action and romance right from the word go in this novel. I loved it. The climax at the end was really great too. Yay! The only point against it, which wasn’t really a bad point, was that I didn’t realise it was part of a series, and I was wanting some sort of conclusion that wasn’t coming!

16077558Kat was endearing to me as a character, I enjoyed hearing about things from her perspective. Sometimes she didn’t seem all too bright, and I didn’t follow what she was thinking, but the rest of the time it was fine. And surely some of that was from when she was in shock.

The romance sort of thing was really good. Kat wasn’t really sure who she was being attracted to the most, and why, and then the betrayal she feels is just great. Well, not great for her, but great for my reading experience.

I loved the cover. I’m pretty sure Kat never wore a dress like that, but she’d be going for one if she did. She does look pretty amazing, if a little old (presuming that is her on the front cover).

I finished this novel and was filled with great things to say about it, and then I promptly didn’t get time to write them all down for a couple of days, so this review is a bit skimpy by my usual standards. It was super enjoyable though, and I would recommend it for sure.

I’d recommend this novel to teenagers who are just moving into the paranormal and fantasy genres, as well as those who already enjoy it. Yay! Five stars from me, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the other books in the series.

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About the Author

I’ve spent most of my life in Colorado and currently live just outside of Denver. I write my books on a laptop perched atop a rather creaky desk, surrounded by two crazy and loving cats. I love to travel and have visited 27 of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Ireland and England. And there are still a lot of places I want to go.

I spent entirely too many years in the gray dullness of the corporate world, imagining something more exciting as I punched numbers on a keyboard. During that time, I worked on a degree in English Literature, but never quite managed to complete it. Mostly because I was too busy reading and creating fantasy worlds in my head. It’s actually my love of reading and imagining that led me to take up writing full time. I thought I should finally give all the characters in my head a voice.

Music is a huge part of my life and plays a big role in the creation of my books. Although I listen to everything from Johann Sebastian Bach and Dv
orak, to Glen Miller and Bobby Darin, to Rihanna and Nox Arcana, as well as movie and video game soundtracks, there are two bands whose music is practically my lifeblood: Daughtry and Linkin Park. I will listen to or see them live anytime, anywhere.

I’m a fan of British television, Doctor Who (favorite doctor? David Tennant. Let the debate begin!), The Vampire Diaries, Japanese animé, Ghost Hunters, MI-5 and Eureka. And anything featuring James McAvoy. And I probably would never be able to unwind without That 70′s Show.

When I’m not reading and writing, you’ll probably find me listening to music, practicing yoga, working on my very inadequate French, playing piano, enjoying a lovely glass of red wine or champagne, or looking for inspiring landscapes to photograph.

You can find her at:

Twitter – @mollymhallbooks

Not sure if you like my opinion? Good thing this is a tour! You can look at some other reviews, guest posts and promos at each of these tour stops:

November 11- My Reading Addiction – Review
November 13- Books Live Forever – Review
November 15- Mademoiselle Le Sphinx – Review
November 16- Book Nerd – Review
November 17- The Bookshelf – Guest Post/PROMO
November 20- Lizzy’s Dark Fiction – Review/Guest Post
November 21- Pink Fluffy Hearts – Review/Guest Post
November 23- Head Stuck in a Book – Review/Guest Post
November 24- A Dream Within a Dream – Review
November 26- Bookish Things and More – Guest Post/PROMO
November 28- My Daily Obsession – Review
December 1 – Bookishly Devoted – Review
December 1 – Reading Between the Lines – Review
December 2 – Jennifer’s Assylum – Review/Interview
December 2 – My Cozie Corner – Review
December 3 –Paranormal Goddess – Interview/PROMO
December 3 – The Solitary Bookworm – Review
December 4 – The Hollow Cupboards – Review/Guest Post
December 4 – Bilbliophilia, Please – Review/Guest Post
December 5 –Paulettes Papers – Guest Post/PROMO
December 5 – The Cozy Dragon – Review
December 6 – Gothic Angel Book Reviews – Review/Guest Post
December 6 – Lovely Reads – Review/Interview
December 7 – Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf  – Review/Interview
December 7 – Compelled By Words – Review/Guest Post
December 8 –Crossroads Reviews -Review
December 8 – Firestar Books – Review/Interview

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