It's an oppressively hot and sticky morning in June when Sterling and her brother, Phin, have an argument that compels him to run into the town swamp -- the one that strikes fear in all the residents of Sticks, Louisiana. Phin doesn't return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out, and now Sterling is the only person in Sticks who remembers her brother ever existed.
Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp's done with her beloved brother and how Lenora May is connected to his disappearance -- and loner boy Heath Durham might be the only one who can help her.
This debut novel is full of atmosphere, twists and turns, and a swoon-worthy romance.
This book was super creepy and I LOVED it!!!! I wasn't expecting this to be such a spine chilling novel but it really was! The characters were so interesting and the plot really messes with your mind sort of how the swamp messes with peoples minds in the town! I found myself having to flip back to previous chapters fact checking what had actually happened VS what the swamp was doing to the main character!
Being from the south it was sooo easy connecting with a lot of aspects from the story! The food talked about brought back so many memories!! Fried catfish, grits and hush puppies were talked about and had my mouth watering. . . I am sure that is something only a southern girl can relate to though haha!
This was a fantastic novel I definitely recommend it!!
There wasn't much. . . but I didn't like the swamp! I am pretty sure that is the point of the novel but I guess the way the swamp was explained was a bit confusing. Also I wish the "magic" behind the swamp more clear!