Author: Celeste Conway
Publisher: Merit Press
Genre: YA Thriller
Goodreads: If he falls for a beautiful dancer, does he risk his heart? Or his life?
• Unlovely is narrated in dark mystery wrapped around a world teens love, that of dancers and dancing.
• Bewitching writing, an eerie story, and a here-and-now thriller, combine for a captivating read of love, loyalty, and dark revenge
• Celeste Conway’s book The Melting Season was featured by the New York Public Library as among 2006’s best teen reads. She also has written two middle-grade novels and teaches writing at Berkley College
“A perfect combination of romance and horror with (dare I say this?) some culture thrown in.” –Lois Duncan, author of Stranger with My Face and Locked in Time
Accidents happen. But they happen more often when the beautiful ballet dancers return each summer to the island. When he hears the ruthless way that the loveliest dancer talks about boys getting what they deserve when they break girls’ hearts, Harley, home for the summer after his first year of college, wonders if he’s losing his mind. He knows for sure that he’s losing his heart to this girl…But then, strange incidents start happening all over the island and Harley is caught between desire and fear: could he also be in danger of losing his life?
Ope’s Opinion: When I started this book, my mind kept wandering. As I continued to read there was a low level tension constantly in the background. It felt as if something was going to happen at any minute. Eventually something did happen ( no spoilers ) – it was not what I expected.
The ending was open, vague and not what I was hoping for. If you like unsolved mysteries you may enjoy this one.
Rating: 2 – I may have one friend who might like to read this book.