[note note_color=”#283C5E” text_color=”#ffffff”]Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar • June 7, 2016 • Kathy Dawson Books (Penguin)
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Twin Peaks meets Stars Hollow in this paranormal suspense novel about a boy who can reach inside people and steal their innermost things—fears, memories, scars, even love—and his family’s secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.
Aspen Quick has never really worried about how he’s affecting people when he steals from them. But this summer he’ll discover just how strong the Quick family magic is—and how far they’ll go to keep their secrets safe.
With a smart, arrogant protagonist, a sinister family tradition, and an ending you won’t see coming, this is a fast-paced, twisty story about power, addiction, and deciding what kind of person you want to be, in a family that has the ability to control everything you are.[/note]
[note note_color=”#BFD1D1″ text_color=”#ffffff”]I received this book for free from Penguin Teen for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.[/note]
First sentence: “Brandy and Theo were about to break up.”
You know what two words convinced me that Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies is everything I need in my life? Twin Peaks. This book is not quite like the delightfully, campy Twin Peaks, but you get that weird supernatural vibe that’s almost familiar.
Welcome to Three Peaks!
Since you’re new to this place, you should expect these good, yet strange things: a small mountain town in upstate New York that resembles Twin Peaks or Gilmore Girls in size; a huge May Day tree with random little presents at the tree’s base; the Quick family who have graciously protected Three Peaks for generations from being crushed by the Cliff that looms over the town; thoughts, feelings, memories suddenly disappearing (but you won’t notice that!); dark family secrets and glorious magic; teenagers trying to enjoy their Summer; and plenty of more things that I won’t say too much about.