Review: Secrets of Skin and Stone

Secrets of Skin and StoneFor lovers of the paranormal…

SYNOPSIS

Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why.

Piper wants to leave Hidden Creek behind. She’s had enough of secrets—they hide in the shadows of her room and tell her terrible things are coming. Too-charming city boy Grisham might be her only chance to save herself.

To survive, Piper and Grisham have to shed their secrets and depend only on each other. But what lurks in Hidden Creek still might take everything away from them, including each other.

Length: 290 Pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: June 5, 2017

ABOUT THE AUTHORWendy Sparrow

Wendy Sparrow lives in the Pacific Northwest with two quirky kids and a wonderful, amazing, handsome, sexy husband who dotes on her and who did not write this bio. She’s an autism advocate and was featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum. Wendy loves telling stories and has since she was a child–which is why she heard the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” so many times she could have written the screenplay at age five. She believes in the Oxford comma, the pursuit of cupcakes, and that every story deserves a happily ever after.

REVIEW

This is the type of paranormal novel I want to read more of.

Piper, our main heroine, is strong, and yet she doesn’t see how awesome she is. Based on Wendy Sparrow’s own experiences, Piper struggles with OCD, which manifests itself in the form of cutting. It was intriguing to be inside Piper’s head as she fought these demons. She would keep tabs of mistakes she made during the day, and then punish herself for them that night. But she isn’t just dealing with her own inner struggles, there are also actual demons that are plaguing her.

Enter Gris. He can turn into a gargoyle at will and is trying to rid the town of Hidden Creek from the demons that are plaguing it. As awesome as that sounds, he also struggles with feelings of inadequacy, and trying to live up to his legacy.

Gris and Piper both feel weak individually, but they rely on each other to discover their inner strength. This is the type of romance that takes time, work, and trust. Exactly how I like it. If you are looking for insta-love, this is not the book for you. It brings real and serious issues to light in the context of a stellar paranormal story line. The writing drew me in from the beginning, and I loved every minute of it.

I am giving Secrets of Skin and Stone 5 out of 5 Stars!

AVAILABILITY

Secrets of Skin and Stone is available both digitally and in paperback. To read more reviews and/or to purchase it, click on the image below. Happy Reading!!!

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