by Tracy Sharp
Spooked is the story of Lorelei, a girl with the unique power to steal people's secrets. When her powers manifested, Lorelei's parents dropped her over to her aunt, in order to protect her from the shadow spooks. After years of learning how to hide her gift and finally adapting in her everyday school life in her small town, something terrible happens. Girls from her school start disappearing and Lorelei is faced with a dilemma, use her powers and figure out who the abductor, putting herself in grave danger or trying to stay away and live with the burden that she didn't do anything to help those girls. When one of her friends becomes the latest missing girl in town, Lorelei can't take it any more and starts digging inside people's mind to find out their darkest secrets, soon after the spooks come after her. Now Lorelei has two different enemies and no way to stay safe from either.
This book was a welcome surprise. I went in knowing pretty much nothing about the author or the book itself. I really enjoyed every bit of it. It was creepy, sweet and sometimes harsh. I loved how there was no sugar coating any situation. The characters were very realistic, which made them adorable and cruel at the same time.
The story moved fast and it took an unexpected turn. I never expected things to turn out that way. I love when an author can still surprise me. I don't know if there is a sequel, but the storyline could move forward. I'd love to see more of the world Tracy Sharp created. And I am definitely going to check the rest of her books.