Published by Simon Pulse on October 28, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Ghosts, Gothic, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal, Romance, Southern Gothic, Young Adult
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Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.
Three hundred years ago, an ancient spirit cursed one of the founding families of Watson Island and gave the other two magical gifts that became compulsions. Arriving for the first time at her aunt’s plantation home, Barrie Watson finds herself haunted by the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she can’t see. With the help of Eight Beaufort, who seems to know what she wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.
SIBA Award Nominee ~ Okra Pick ~ RT Book Reviews Top Pick & Editor’s Best of 2014 ~ Kansas State Reading Circle Selection ~ Goodreads Best Book of the Month & YA Best Book of the Month
PRAISE FOR COMPULSION
ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay! — RT Book Reviews, Editors’ Best Books of 2014
“A little bit Gone with the Wind, a little bit Romeo and Juliet…Boone’s debut mixes a Southern gothic setting with fantasy and romance.” — School Library Journal
“Even the villains and not-likable characters were just so engrossing. . . I’ve already put the sequel on my TBR shelf.” — USA Today HEA
“Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you’ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
“The perfect southern family saga, charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep.” — Kendare Blake, author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and ANTIGODESS
“A shivery, delicious Southern Gothic that will draw you in and hold you until the very last page.” — Leah Cypess, author of DEATH SWORN
“A star-crossed romance, lush gothic plantations, and an island full of intrigue–a heart-pounding race to the finish! A thrilling debut!”— Kimberly Derting, author of The Body Finder series
“A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic — haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing.” — Claudia Gray, NYT bestselling author of the Evernight and Spellcaster series
“A stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!” — Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy