About the Book
Author: Katie St. Claire
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of Pages: 215
Synopsis: Julia Malone lands on the doorstep of an old English manor at the age of three. She’s abandoned and alone, later joined by five paranormal children with the same telepathic abilities.
When the teens reach eighteen, the mistress of their manor presents them with an unbelievable opportunity with curious strings attached. They must drink an elixir that promises to prolong their lives. At the conclusion of this mad science experiment, they become wealthy beyond their wildest imaginations, thanks to a mysterious benefactor from New York City.
The children meet Claude Van Buren, the man behind the elixir. They assist in a global launch of Immortality, a facial product marketed to the world as the new fountain of youth. Julia and the others become the youngest executives at Van Buren Industries, a diverse giant positioned in the global market.
Interwoven between the pages of this intriguing plot is a romantic love story that spans a lifetime. Her paranormal journey of ethical dilemmas, a heartbreaking love triangle, hidden family secrets, and a fight to stay alive, finally erupts in the conclusion of The Van Burens.
Start the story in Second Hand Stops, continue the action in Rewind, and prepare for the shocking conclusion in Fast Forward. Discover The Van Burens and ask yourself one thing. Are they out there?
Coming of age fantasy with plenty of humor to keep you on your toes. Enter the mystery that is The Van Burens.
When Julia was just three-years-old she was dropped off at an English Manor and would never see her family again. Five other children join Julia at the manor and the six of them discover they all posses telepathic abilities. When the children reach the age of eighteen they are given an elixir to prolong their lives and promised wealth to surpass anything they could have ever imagined. The group finds themselves changing as the elixir enhances their abilities. Now, they must travel to New York with their benefactor and work for his company. Julia, who has always been curious, thinks there more going on than meets the eye and she's determined to uncover the truth, but at what cost?
Second Hand Stops is a fantastic coming of age fantasy. The rich characters, hidden truths, and romantic exploits are just a few aspects readers will find intriguing. The author has a vivid imagination and portrays it effectively in her writing. I found the story to be well written and believable. Julia's romantic attraction to Nic and Sebastian's infatuation with Julie is one love triangle not to be missed.
I literally could not put the book down and am now well into the second one. I highly recommend checking out The Van Burens series.