23 Jul 2012

Book Review: The Blessed by Tonya Hurley

Brooklyn teens Lucy, Cecelia and Agnes find themselves in the emergency room at Perpetual Help Hospital at the lowest point in their lives. Lucy, the superficial party girl; Cecelia, a drop out rock chick; and Agnes, a hopeless romantic. All rebels running from their lives and themselves, plagued by broken hearts and broken dreams. Enter Sebastian. Mysterious, compelling, seductive. He seems to bring each of them what they long for...

But in the battle for his heart, will they lose their souls?

Goodreads Link here
Published:  2nd August 2012
Amazon:    UK  /   US

7 out of 10

This was a very interesting and confusing story; sometimes one sometimes another and even a bit of both on occasion.  You have the three main characters Lucy, Cecelia and Agnes who are introduced at the beginning at Perpetual Help Hospital.  Agnes attempted suicide, Cecelia from drowning and Lucy from drugs.  It is then that we meet the mysterious Sebastian at the hospital, with a hidden agenda.  After then, they all have a charm bracelet with no idea of how they got it.  Maybe its no coincidence that its also Halloween?  

A very slow paced novel where you are fed little bits of information as the story goes along.  Gradually each of the three teens are brought together in an old church as a storm rages outside.  This story really did have me puzzled until and took me until nearer the end of the story to figure out what was going on.  Great character build up.

Best wishes

Debs :-)