#WickedReads: The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe

The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen
Author: Katherine Howe
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Released: September 15th 2015
Review Source: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion

It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.

As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose petal lips and her entrancing glow. But there’s something about her that he can’t put his finger on that makes him wonder about this intriguing hipster girl from the Village. Why does she use such strange slang? Why does she always seem so reserved and distant? And, most importantly, why does he only seem to run into her on one block near the Bowery? Annie’s hiding something, a dark secret from her past that may be the answer to all of Wes’s questions . . .

Ready for Halloween? No? Then it's time for you to start reading some wicked reads! 

Just take a look at the cover. It's simple, right? Yet, if you pay attention to the knocker, do you get the chills? I certainly did. And the hand coming out? What in the world? I wouldn't even dare to touch that in real life. What if the hands moves? I would totally pass out.

Being alone in New York is kind of scary. With so many people in one island, one can easily get lost. Yet, Wes is ready to conquer NY with his documentary films. While attending séance with his filming buddy, Tyler, Wes meets a mysterious girl that captivates his attention from the moment he laid eyes on her. He is entrance in her beauty that he forgets to ask her for the release form. When Tyler ask him to track this mystery girl, Wes becomes obsessed in finding her. Eventually he does and his attraction for her grows. But there is something about her that doesn't seem right. Soon, Wes will discover the truth about Annie!

Okay, so Wes and Annie... Sadly, their love can never happen. BOO! (see what I did there?)
I read about their attractions, yet their chemistry never clicked for me. It was just there. Nothing special about their love interest. However, it was fun reading their adventures.

The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen is broken into three parts. First one, on Wes' POV, second, Annie's and the last one it alternated between both. Which was a bit confusing. But my favorite part is Eastlin. I loved him in pieces! He was adorable and sassy and just plain funny. I loved his character. The little time we read of him, I was was wishing for more.

Is this book scary? Not really. But it has its spooky moments.

WICKED READS you should read during this season:
Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski - Sunrise doesn’t come every 24 hours, it comes every 28 YEARS… with a twist of The Maze Runner feel!

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle - Every October, Kara family becomes inexplicably accident prone.

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett - a village filled with darkness.

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff - ah just look at the cover! Mackie Doyle is not one us...

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Danielle Vega (twitter.com/dvegabooks) author of The Merciless and Survive the Night
Peter Kujawinski (twitter.com/kujawinski) author of Nightfall
Kim Liggett (twitter.com/kim_liggett) author of Blood and Salt
April Genevieve Tucholke (https://twitter.com/apriltucholke) author of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
Carol Goodman (https://twitter.com/C_Goodmania) author of Blythewood series
Sally Green (https://twitter.com/Sa11eGreen) author of the Half Bad series

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