Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Harmless by Katherine Dell
Be careful what you wish for.
After moving from Vancouver to isolated Hazelton, BC, high school senior Rachel Barnes hopes she’ll finally find closure and a sense of direction after tragedy has torn her family apart. When she and her friends discover the old spirit box her grandmother gave her, they see it as a chance to wish their troubles away. But the Great Spirits—deer, crow, bear, and the mythical wendigo—give away nothing for free.
So instead of worrying about fitting in and finding a boyfriend, Rachel finds herself in a race to control the malevolent spirit who’s taken up residence in Mason Allen, who she fears and craves in equal measure. What began as a harmless game forces Rachel to confront her past—and offers her a future she never imagined.
So, I opened up my planner a few days ago and realized that I had written in to try to review the book Harmless this week. I couldn't remember what it was about so I searched for the review request email and read the synopsis. It sounded pretty good so I wasn't worried, but at the same time, I sure was hoping that it would be the kind of book that I would be so into that I would want to put it down (You know, since I didn't have much time to read it being that I'm a procrastinator). Well... It was SO GOOD!
I seriously read it in 2 days. It would have been 1 day if I hadn't started it late at night! I really enjoyed it. Even after reading the synopsis, I was still surprised and kept on the edge of my seat.
Before reading Harmless I had never even heard the word wendigo, much less knew what one was. I really like learning about other cultures and things so I found that pretty cool. I don't know that I would ever want to meet one but learning about them was neat! Lol!
Harmless was left somewhat open ended. Hopefully that means there will be a sequel to this story! I would love to hear more about what happens with Mason and Rachel!
Thank you, Katherine, for sending this book to me! I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more from you!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.