Triple Moon: Summer on East End

368p. ebook available. Putnam. Nov. 2015. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399173554.
Gr 8 Up—Fans of the author's adult title Witches of East End (Hachette, 2011) and the now-canceled Lifetime television show of the same name will flock to this YA spin-off that features some of the series' most beloved characters, as well as two new teen witches. Molly and Mardi Overbrook are 16-year-old twins who are in desperate need of guidance after they are blamed for the deaths of two kids at an exclusive party they attended. Rich, spoiled, and entitled, Molly and Mardi are sent to live with Ingrid Beauchamp, an old family friend, for the summer in hopes she will teach them to control their magic and behave appropriately. While in North Hampton, the sisters are forced to get summer jobs. They also meet the younger Gardiner brothers, who are as enigmatic as they are sexy. But dark forces are at work as the girls realize someone has tampered with their memories and set them up for murder. This work reads like a cross between Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries. There are many mentions of designer fashions and cocktail parties where no one is checking IDs. But there are also sisterly bonds that are tested and romances with the wrong guy. Best-selling author de la Cruz has said that if the canceled television show won't see a revival, she may resolve some loose ends in this new series.
VERDICT Purchase this title to satiate East End fans.

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