Read the synopsis:
When Rebecca Brown goes to New Orleans to stay with her voodoo-obsessed aunt, she finds the beautiful city haunted by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Rebecca is also startled to discover a haunting of a different kind: near a graveyard one night, amid the Spanish moss and beneath the moonlight, she meets a ghost girl named Lisette, who has been dead for 150 years. Lisette helps Rebecca unearth an ancient mystery in her aunt’s house, along with some troubling historical truths. Meanwhile, Rebecca must juggle adjusting to her snooty new prep school, developing a serious crush on a handsome boy, and dealing with an elite group of popular girls who may be linked to the ghostly mystery themselves.
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About the author:
Paula Morris has published a short story collection and several novels for adults in her native New Zealand . She's lived in a number of cities around the world, moving to New Orleans the year before Hurricane Katrina. She teaches creative writing at Tulane University.
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As I mentioned during the Mailbox Monday post last week, I have been given the opportunity to hold a giveaway for 5 copies of this fantastic and really engrossing YA book which I read in one breathless sitting (so a review will be coming shortly). The contest is open to US addresses only (sorry, no P.O. boxes) and if you are under 13, you'll need a parent's permission to enter. The contest will run for 7 days and you'll better understand the significance of the number once you read the book. Winners will be drawn on Monday the 14th and announced on Tuesday the 15th. To enter, leave a comment here and make sure to leave a way for me to contact you. To earn extra entries, become a follower, post about the contest on your blog, or tweet the contest (be sure to include @booknaround in the message so I can see the tweets).
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