Title: Jenny Plague-Bringer
Series: The Paranormals, #4
Author: J. L. Bryan
Genre: YA Paranormal, Horror
Source: Purchased (ebook)
Jenny has survived in seclusion for the past year, but her peace is about to be shattered by two new paranormals, each of them with unknown intentions, both of them searching for Jenny and Seth.
The nightmares of Jenny’s most recent past life in the 1930’s erupt into the present, and she will face enemies old and new. Jenny is more vulnerable than ever, because she can’t use her pox without risking the small life now growing inside her.
Jenny’s entire life has led up to the challenge she must now face, one that will endanger her life, her unborn child, and her own soul.
A few months ago, I probably wouldn’t have thought I’d get through this series. Not because it’s not good, but because I’m TERRIBLE when it comes to reading series book — I’m excellent, however, at putting off reading anything past the first few books until I get to the point where I don’t remember anything that happened in the series and have to reread.
This series is one that started with a reread of the first story and then a month-long effort to get through the entire series to see it come full circle. And it really does come full circle by the end of this book! While I had major closure by the end of the last book, Alexander Death, this book brought even MORE closure, giving readers more about the characters we’ve come to love, as well as diving into their past lives which seem to mimic the situations they’ve gone through over the years.
I kind of loved Jenny in this book. I loved her in all of the previous books, but she really grew as a character in this book. To go through her entire life being known as someone who brings disease, to the point where she’s in hiding, I knew that she had to have some major character development by the end of this story. And I was so happy with where it all went. Jenny is strong, determined, and it’s great to see her not think of herself as a plague-bringer, but someone who has so many other qualities and reasons to change herself.
This book didn’t have the same bang that the rest of the series had, but it was still awesome. In the end, my favourites will always be the first two books in the series, but it’s still been a wonderful journey with these characters and all of the craziness they’ve gone through. Bryan built this amazing world and it’s been great to live in it for the last four books — I’m sad that I have to let go of Jenny, Seth, and maybe even Ashleigh. If you’re looking for a great horror series, this is it!