Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn (SYNSK, #3)

A Place Halfway
by K.C. Finn

My rating: 5 stars

Series: SYNSK - Book 3
Publication Date: November 7, 2015
Genre: YA | Prejudice & Racism | Paranormal
Print Length: 334 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
 ** NEW EDITION November 2015 **
A struggling psychic girl steps out into the big, wide world amidst the murky depths of racial segregation in England, 1961.

As a teenage psychic, Josephine Fontaine knows what it’s like to be different. At Peregrine Place, a school full of youngsters with gifts just like hers, sixteen-year-old Josie is growing tired of her life and looking for excitement beyond the grand manor house’s walls. When an opportunity arises to work in a local music bar, she jumps at the chance, learning to balance her new job with the pressures of studying the ways of the Synsk.

There she meets the charming Tommy Asher, a fellow psychic with a talent for music, and Jake Bolton, a handsome, surly stranger with coffee-coloured skin. Throw in the return of her old crush Dai Bickerstaff, and Josie finds herself embroiled in a drama much bigger than she could have imagined, especially when certain parties take issue to her developing a friendship with a boy who isn’t white-skinned. When a mysterious record mogul offers Josie help to improve her psychic gifts, her world turns totally upside down, and she begins to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her family, and even herself.
Coming of age was never so intense as it will be for Josie in the winter of 1961

  
A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn (SYNSK, #3)

Josie has always been different, a psychic teen caught between childhood and adulthood in an era of racial tensions and segregation. For Josie, coming of age is a harsh lesson taught too quickly.

Among students with gifts like hers at Peregrine Place is great, but sometimes a teen just needs ‘more,’ a place to spread one’s wings and to be part of the outside world. Little did Josie know that first flight could bring so much joy, confusion and pain, as she struggles to face it all head on in a world filled with hatred, deceit, hope and emotional turmoil far beyond anything she was ready for.

A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn is more than a paranormal tale of a teen in transition. K.C. Finn brings real life drama to her tale as she tackles one of life’s worst demons, racial prejudice, as well as the machinations of one man who hides his identity from her, gains her trust, answers a lifelong dream, and then breaks her heart with the truth. If not for the mysterious and edgy boy who worked at the musicbar with her, Josie would never know what love and caring could be, but first she had to break through the chaos she heard in his mind to find the young man who had golden dreams of his own and a voice to match.

K.C. Finn tackles tough issues and does it with bold strokes, never backing down from the details that will have you clenching your gut or opening your eyes to the real world that existed over fifty years ago, and still hasn’t been conquered to this day. Her paranormal take on being different is a fresh, yet sometimes gritty look with dark edges and shadows, as she guides us through what being “different” really means to more than the students at Peregrine Place. Start to finish, this is a magnetic read filled with all of the elements of great reading for more than just paranormal fans!

I received this copy from K.C Finn in exchange for my honest review.



3 comments:

  1. It's always wonderful to get a review from Tome Tender! Thank you so much for this Dii :)

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    1. Thank YOU for writing this! Loved it!

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  2. This book sounds great! I would love to read it.

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