April is alone in the world. When she was only a baby, her teenage mother took off and now, unbelievably, her dad has died. Nobody's left to take April in except her mom's sister, a free spirit who's a chef in New Orleans--and someone who April's never met. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, April is suddenly supposed to navigate a city that feels just like she feels, fighting back from impossibly bad breaks. But it's Miles, a bayou boy, who really brings April into the heart of the Big Easy. He takes her to the cemetery where nineteenth-century voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried, and there, April gets a shocking clue about her own past. Once she has a piece of the puzzle, she knows she will never give up. What she doesn't know is that finding out the truth about her past and the key to her future could cost her everything--maybe even her life.
I am unsure of what I was expecting out of this book exactly, but I was definitely not expecting this. Might have been because I could not even remember the plot it held… but I am happy my expectations were not too high. Otherwise, I am sure I would not have enjoyed this novel as much as I actually did.
If you are into creepy books with ancient stories, and maybe some Voodoo too, this is for sure the book I am suggesting you pick up. In this story, we meet April, a teenage girl who must move in with her totally-new-aunt after her dad passes away and is left with no one else. In her new city, she enters this world of Voodoo and discovers some stories of her own, family secrets unravel… it is a very creepy read indeed. I am definitely not into spiritual books, so the Voodoo theme kind of creeped me out. However, I did enjoy how everything, and by everything I mean a couple more storylines, are all connected.