Consumed by Kate Cann

Wednesday March 2, 2011

by Kate Cann
February 1, 2011
Point (Scholastic)
Goodreads summary:  The thrilling sequel to POSSESSED finds 16-year-old Rayne still entwined in the creepy history of Morton's Keep -- and about to discover that she's the only one who can stop the evil lurking there. 

Rayne's countryside escape has proven to be anything but -- the remote mansion house where she lives and works holds terrible secrets, and she feels trapped there. And when a new manager shows up, things take an even more sinister turn.

Rayne doesn't know who to trust -- even the ghosts of Morton's Keep seem to be warning her. It's up to Rayne to overcome the ancient evil lurking here -- but how?

Pontifications.... I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Possessed, so I was excited when this one was finally released. 

The story picks up right where it left off. Despite their efforts things are still feeling creepy at Morton's Keep and when the new manager, Ms. Skelton,  arrives she seems to thrive off of the places gruesome history. She comes across as  progressive with only Morton's Keep best interests at heart.....but is there more behind that icy beautiful smile?

Rayne's relationship with Ethan stalls and she is wondering if his interest in her only has to do with what the Watcher's think she can do to help them. There seems to be chemistry there but something is definitely up.

I'll admit it hard to write my thoughts on this book without giving too much away in the first book! To sum it up I'll just say that both books in this series are well written and CREEPY. Great mysteries with a few twist and turns that keep you guessing. I'm pretty sure Consumed is the last book in this has an epilogue and ties up most of the story but leaves some things open to keep you wondering...

Both books would be an excellent edition to a middle or high school library!


javaintheam said...

I also loved Possessed and am waiting for the library to pick up Consumed. I did wonder if one of the reasons I loved this story so much was because it was British...sometimes it is nice to "get out of the country".
Thanks for highlighting it!

Joseph said...

I have to say that I loved this book. I recommend Consumed to young readers.

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