Believing (Lily Dale Series)

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After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, hoping to unearth more about her mother’s untimely death. As she starts school at Lily Dale High and begins to explore her relationships with Jacy and Blue, her visions begin to occur with greater urgency. There may be a killer on the loose, and he may be after Calla for her role in solving his first victim’s disappearance. Now that Calla believes in her ability, can she learn to use it properly before it leads...

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Overview

After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, hoping to unearth more about her mother’s untimely death. As she starts school at Lily Dale High and begins to explore her relationships with Jacy and Blue, her visions begin to occur with greater urgency. There may be a killer on the loose, and he may be after Calla for her role in solving his first victim’s disappearance. Now that Calla believes in her ability, can she learn to use it properly before it leads her into more danger?

In this thrilling sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening, readers will find an even larger dose of mystery, suspense, and romance that will keep them coming back to Lily Dale.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
In this second book of the "Lily Dale" series, Calla settles into living with her eccentric, psychic grandmother. She begins her senior year at the local high school and establishes friendships and relationships with neighbors and classmates. Calla can no longer deny her own psychic abilities. She sees spirits and hears messages, some of which enable her to aid a kidnapped teenage girl in another state. The ensuing publicity puts Calla's life in danger as the murderer uses the information to find her in Lily Dale. Necessary information from the previous book is included unobtrusively. The mystery concerning her mother's death is further explored, but not solved. (Did her mother accidentally fall down the stairs or was she pushed?) This is a gripping, suspenseful story filled with numerous aspects of supernatural phenomena. Readers of the first two books will be anxiously awaiting the third. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
VOYA - Kim Carter
This sequel picks up within days of when Lily Dale: Awakening (Walker, 2007/VOYA December 2007) ends, with Calla Delaney settling in with her grandmother Odelia, a medium in Lily Dale, New York, a town of spiritualists. The problem is that life is anything but ordinary. Calla grapples with how to handle the startling ghostly visits of the young woman whose body Calla helped locate. The woman's murderer is still on the loose-and active. Calla must simultaneously prepare to start her senior year at the nearby high school while wondering about snippets of memory that lead her to believe her own mother was murdered and juggling the interest of two Lily Dale boys and renewed e-mails from her ex-boyfriend. Add the impending visit of Calla's father, who knows nothing of the special nature of Lily Dale or Odelia's calling, and Calla's visions of another young woman, alive but left to die, and it is no wonder Calla has no warning that the killer is closing in on her. With the exception of stilted, stereotyped, second-person point-of-view depictions of the serial killer, this novel will appeal to readers looking for fast-paced pleasure reading, with multiple plot threads that incorporate suspense, romance, the supernatural, and friendships. Reviewer: Kim Carter
VOYA - Lyna Dufresene
I like this book a lot, mostly because it makes me want to keep reading, keep wondering, keep guessing, and I can't wait until I read the next book, which hasn't come out yet. I think people who believe in ghosts and a lot of Christians will find this book very interesting. Reviewer: Lyna Dufresene, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal

Gr 8-10

An exciting, stand-alone sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening (Walker, 2007). Calla Delaney, 17, has moved from Tampa, FL, to Lily Dale, a small town in western New York, to live with her grandmother, a registered medium. Calla finds that she, too, has the gift of seeing and hearing spirits. Indeed, a spirit visited her at her mother's funeral a few months earlier and alerted her to the fact that the death was not accidental. Calla must find out more about her mother's past, which includes a spurned boyfriend from Lily Dale High School. Now, a serial killer is attacking blond teenage girls. Through her visions, Calla knows the location of the body of the first one murdered. She also sees where the latest victim has been dumped, while still alive. Little does she realize that her name is next on the list. Even while these terrible incidents are happening, Calla must adjust to her surroundings, make friends, and begin a new school as a senior. She confides in Jacy, and he reaches out to help her handle her fears and suspicions. Her former boyfriend seems interested in renewing their relationship. And then there is the hot guy Blue, who makes Calla's head spin. This installment leaves unanswered questions that beg for resolution in yet another "Lily Dale" novel.-Lillian Hecker, Town of Pelham Public Library, NY

Kirkus Reviews
Seventeen-year-old Calla continues to cope with the loss of her mother and with her own burgeoning clairvoyant powers in this fast-paced second series entry (Awakening, 2007). The opening scene chills readers when a nameless girl is lured into the car of a psychopath. Staub then turns to an occasionally awkward present-tense narration of Calla's life in Lily Dale, N.Y., over a period of 13 days. Problems in school and Calla's attraction to two very different boys alternate with doubts about her mother's death and repeated visions of a murder victim whose body Calla was instrumental in locating. Characterization is brisk and the background action is predictable. However, scenes that reveal the serial killer's thoughts and actions ratchet up the suspense, and the fate of the girl abducted at the start is guaranteed to garner interest. Although the killer is stopped in the final pages, readers will have to wait for the next installment to find out what really happened to Calla's mom-as well as which of the boys she'll wind up dating. Facile but compelling. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802796578
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: Lily Dale Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 322,504
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Corsi Staub grew up in Western New York State, a few miles from Lily Dale. Wendy is a best-selling author of suspense novels, and has written over sixty books for adults and teens. She lives outside of New York City with her husband Mark and their two sons. Visit her Web site at www.wendycorsistaub.com.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Recommend

    Fun summer read. Definitely fun distract your self with while enjoying your vacation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    I'm A Believer...

    The second installment of Wendy Corsi Staub's Lily Dale series begins where AWAKENING left off-with Calla beginning to understand, and utilize, her psychic abilities. After leading authorities to the body of a missing girl, Kaitlyn, in book one, Calla finds herself the target of Kaitlyn's killer, who has perpetrated a string of abductions. Add to this suspenseful tale a bit more of the backstory concerning Calla's mother's mysterious death and a dose romantic intrigue, and Staub delivers a top-notch YA novel with the perfect set-up for book three. Highly reccommended!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Daisy

    "Mm...what?" She half-moans as she continues to widen her entry. The muscles in her pus<_>sy tighten around his big co<_>ck, rippling and pulsing. Her juices flowed around his co<_>ck, deep inside.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Just wish it was longer and more developed story...

    I don't mind series by authors I like but I do mind it when the books do not stand on their own. A book should complete a storyline, the previous book seemed to be just a hook to get you interested in the next (how else would we learn what became of Calla)? Having said I liked the previous book enough to buy this one :) This is great light summer reading with likeable quirky characters but includes some sinister undertones and sketchy characters as well to keep it "real'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Very good!

    Even if you do not believe this book really makes you think about this that you do not understand

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Too short

    This looks even shorter than first book. Very disappointing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    highly recommend

    All of the lily dale books are so good..I could not put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    this series it very good you need to read it

    i like this book a lot i will read another book from her too.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    I loved this book

    I could not put this book down, it was so good, although the end was scary; I made the mistake of finishing it right before bed. I have not read the last one in the series yet and I can't wait to find out what happens to everyone since it ended so abruptly. All in all: read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2008

    OMG AWZZZZOME!

    i cannot wait till Connecting comes out! this is an awsome series! you Rock WENDY!

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