To me , Paula Morris had always been an Adult writer until I discovered her teen book "Ruined" which featured a girl moving to New Orleans and discovering that she had abilities and was part of a set of families that were early settlers and quite powerful , while shelving at work the other day I noticed a new book by Paula Morris titled "Dark Souls".
Review: Dark Souls - Paula Morris - August 2011
In Dark Souls , we meet Miranda and her brother Rob -they are happily riding in their car with Miranda's friend Jenna when they are plowed into with another car. To the reader of this review , this may seem like an insignificant part to the story but it's the aftermath and the consequences of the accident that sets the theme of the story. After the accident , two things happen to Rob and Miranda - Rob becomes claustrophobic and afraid of cars and Miranda starts to see ghosts everywhere. Miranda and Rob's parents think that a change of scenery maybe the right decision , so they hightail it to York. However, what they don't realise is for Miranda they have dropped her in one of the most haunted towns of England. So from the moment they arrive, Miranda starts to see ghosts and feels she is alone till one day she meets Nick. He , too can see ghosts though about halfway through the novel - Miranda starts to contemplate whether Nick is actually real or a ghost too. Soon Miranda is pulled into a world of dark, benevolent spirits and she starts to wonder if she can actually trust those around her with her gift of seeing. Miranda though as never been over-interested in guys until York but what happens when she finds her heart torn between one of the dead and one of the living and that one is good and the other is evil , will she choose her heart to go to the right guy ?
Discover this and more in an author who shares two similiarities with myself , A) the fact she was born in New Zealand and B) her first name is Paula.