Friday, October 16, 2015

Portraits of Celina by Sue Whiting

**A copy of this book was received in exchange for an HONEST review. Reviews through Novel Idea Reviews are NOT bought and every opinion is that of the reviewer and was in no way influenced by the author or in exchange for a free copy of the book.**

Rating: ★★★★★

Sue Whiting delivers a thrilling and unique ghost story with her novel, Portraits of Celina. Whiting drops us into a thrilling story of revenge, mystery, and self discovery. Our protagonist is drawn into her murdered cousin's need for revenge and begins to feel a deep and dark connection with her. We witness our protagonist struggle with her connection to her murdered cousin and her need to help her find who it is that took her life at an early age. 
Whiting's character development helps bring this story to life and shows the struggles of a family that is simply trying to rebuild after tragedy and loss. The thrilling adventures and the  seemingly insurmountable obstacles thrown at the family in this novel keep the reader involved and intrigued from beginning to end. 
Portraits of Celina is a unique telling of how teenage angst and ghostly possession are never a good combination. This is a book for young adult audiences looking for a mix of thrilling adventures and lessons in self discovery. The writing will keep you on the edge of your seat as you attempt to solve the mystery and decide if everyone is who they claim to be. 

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