Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Review: Thorn Abbey By: Nancy Ohlin

Sale Date: May 7, 2013
Book Description:
Nothing is as it seems in this darkly romantic tale of infatuation and possession, inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.Becca was the perfect girlfriend: smart, gorgeous, and loved by everyone at New England’s premier boarding school, Thorn Abbey. But Becca’s dead. And her boyfriend, Max, can’t get over his loss.

Then Tess transfers to Thorn Abbey. She’s shy, insecure, and ordinary—everything that Becca wasn’t. And despite her roommate’s warnings, she falls for brooding Max.

Now Max finally has a reason to move on. Except it won’t be easy. Because Becca may be gone, but she’s not quite ready to let him go…

My Thoughts:
I was super excited to read this book.

I loved Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and I had a lot of hope for this YA version.

Sadly, I felt there was A LOT lacking. There wasn't a lot of character building, Tess was creepy from the start and did not get better plus really annoying. I DID like how Tess grew a but during the book I liked the twist on "Rebecca" and the possession of the other characters. I liked the YA theme of it all but I just felt that there could be so much more to the story. The language I felt was unnecessary at times especially for the character of Tess because that just wasn't her! I did like the ending the final page and how it ended and then just ended creepily.

Recommend: I gave it 1 star, what do you think?

Language: Heavy
Sexual Content: Moderate
Drugs/Alcohol: Moderate
Violence: Moderate


  1. Glad I won't waste my time on Thanks for the

  2. I have typos all the time in my blog posts. But I had to laugh when you wrote, "Tess grew a but during the book". LOL! :)