August 09, 2018

#BookReview of The Bargaining by @CarlyAnneWest1


The Bargaining
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Recommended Age: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
About the Book: The fact that neither of her parents wants to deal with her is nothing new to Penny. She’s used to being discussed like a problem, a problem her mother has finally passed on to her father. What she hasn’t gotten used to is her stepmother…especially when she finds out that she’ll have to spend the summer with April in the remote woods of Washington to restore a broken-down old house.

Set deep in a dense forest, the old Carver House is filled with abandoned antique furniture, rich architectural details, and its own chilling past. The only respite Penny can find away from April’s renovations is in Miller, the young guy who runs the local general store. He’s her only chance at a normal, and enjoyable, summer.

But Miller has his own connection to the Carver House, and it’s one that goes beyond the mysterious tapping Penny hears at her window, the handprints she finds smudging the glass panes, and the visions of children who beckon Penny to follow them into the dark woods. Miller’s past just might threaten to become the terror of Penny’s future….






About the Author: 
Carly Anne West is the author of the YA novels THE MURMURINGS and THE BARGAINING as well as several short stories of the odd and often dark variety. She is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Writing from Mills College. Carly lives with her husband and sons in Seattle, Washington.


Do I Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: This story really creeped me out! I was seriously on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed Penny. She was quite smart and very headstrong. And you really start to feel for these characters. So many things are going on and you just have to read on just to find out what the heck is going on, like we never really find out the "why" behind the cursed woods. If you like creepy stories, this is a good one for you!!

 









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