by K.R. Conway
Eila Walker has never had good luck. In fact, she's never even seen what good luck looks like from a distance. Her parents died when she was just two years old. She's the odd one out at school. Her mother's best friend (and her current guardian) is practically killing herself with three jobs just to keep a crappy apartment roof over their heads. So when a multi-million dollar estate is gifted to her because she was supposed to have inherited it, Eila can't believe it's real.
But it's not only real, it's all hers. She gets to move to Cape Cod to finally have a home that isn't falling apart on her.
She also suddenly has friends who seem to really like her and a guy who seems to be really into her.
However, Eila's bad luck is never far and her ancestry is much more complex than she could ever have known. Will she follow her many-times-great grandmother to an early end?
Final thoughts: I could not put this one down! Even when I needed to put it down, I had to almost immediately pick it back up. It took mere hours for me to read this entire book and I am truly ticked that Eila's next story won't be published until July 2014. I don't want to wait for this story to continue! My only issues come from a need for a better proofreader (this NetGalley copy has a ton of typos) and these names that are so creative and nearly impossible to figure out how to pronounce. Oh! And how is a person from 1851 using the term "DNA" when it wasn't even discovered until nearly two decades later? Other than these things, this is an addictive read.