Book: The Clearing by Heather Davis
Genre(s): Young Adult Light Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 2010
Paperback: 212 pages
Summary: Amy, a high school senior who’s starting fresh in a new town in the countryside, is having a tough time fitting into the different culture of her new school, and would much rather wander around in the woods behind her Great Aunt Mae’s trailer than hang out with kids in this odd town. On one of her rambles, she finds a mysterious, misty clearing in the woods. When she crosses the mist and meets Henry, she changes his (and her own) life forever. I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but suffice it to say that there is something supernatural about the mist and it is instrumental in helping a sweet romance to sprout–a romance with unintended consequences for all in the story.
To whom will this appeal?: Lovers of romance will flock to this book. While intended for a teen readership, both teen and adult readers will enjoy this book if they like books where the plot unfolds slowly, with a touch of magic, a swirl of romance, and a tinge of bittersweet happy-sadness.