Monday, February 14, 2011
"The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit" Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yuki isn't a typical high school student. She smells dead people and is about to face an army of lost souls on Samhain, the night of Halloween, when the spirits of the dead run free.
Yuki's boyfriend, Calvin Miller, the Alpha, is the leader of a pack of werewolves. He and his subordinate, Simon, are trying to find out who recently killed a werewolf and prevent more killing.
Yuki has an idea that might help identify the killer. She goes to the local school library to find if anyone had been checking books concerning methods of killing werewolves. She crosses path with someone rushing from the library. When the librarian informs her that this was the person looking into werewolf matters, Yuki believes that this must be the killer.
Yuki doesn't know how she will be able to handle Samhain but through her studies she discovers that there is an amulet that can ward off the evil spirits that arrive on Holloween night.
Yuki's love for Calvin is well expressed. She shows that she is a strong and yet a vulnerable character. At one point where she interacts with Calvin's spirit, it reminded me of Claire Abshire, heroine of "The Time Traveler's Wife." Both Claire and Yuki are brought into a spirit world by meeting their respective lovers, Cal and Henry. Both young women fight to keep their love alive and overlook any oddities in their lovers' existence. They are two charming characters in two unique and memorable novels.
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