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The Purgatorium: The Purgatorium Series, Book One [NOOK Book]

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Seventeen year-old Daphne Janus is floored when her parents agree to let her accompany her best friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. She doesn't know her parents have sent her to the Purgatorium as a last-ditch effort to save their child.

Her best friend and life-long neighbor takes her to a mostly uninhabited island with a wildlife preserve on one side and Chumash Indian ruins on the “haunted” side. The resort might be beautiful, the beach ...

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The Purgatorium: The Purgatorium Series, Book One

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Overview

Seventeen year-old Daphne Janus is floored when her parents agree to let her accompany her best friend to a getaway resort on an island off the coast of California. She doesn't know her parents have sent her to the Purgatorium as a last-ditch effort to save their child.

Her best friend and life-long neighbor takes her to a mostly uninhabited island with a wildlife preserve on one side and Chumash Indian ruins on the “haunted” side. The resort might be beautiful, the beach pristine, and the views from the headland amazing, but strange things begin to happen that soon have Daphne running for her life. At first she finds the therapeutic games thrilling: the ghosts that visit her room, the dropping elevator, and the kayak incident are actually kind of fun once she recovers from them. But when her horse bucks her off during a trail ride and she becomes lost on the haunted side of the island, it’s not fun anymore, and she wonders if her parents have sent her there to help her or to punish her.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045524407
  • Publisher: Eva Pohler
  • Publication date: 12/15/2013
  • Series: Purgatorium Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 64,853
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • File size: 386 KB

Meet the Author

I write fiction for teens and adults and teach writing and literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, and two rats (Katniss and Prim, of course). I'm also an avid reader and book reviewer. I've always said I never want to give up reading for writing or vice versa. I want to do both. My favorite authors are Tracy Chevalier, Ann Patchett, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan, and Stephanie Meyer. I have too many to name, but those are a handful of them. When I'm not spending time with the family, working, reading, or writing, I can be found watching The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Middle, and NCIS.

I love to interact with readers and have recently added features to my website at http://www.evapohler.com with this in mind. If you email me your art and/or stories based on The Gatekeeper's Trilogy, or on Greek mythology in general, I will post them on my website for others to enjoy. I have also added a short video on the Olympians and a fun Jeopardy Game to test your knowledge. Please visit my website for more details.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me and my writing!

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  • Posted December 31, 2013

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    WOW!!!!!! I mean really just WOW, if I could give this book a 10

    WOW!!!!!! I mean really just WOW, if I could give this book a 100 star rating I would. when I first started it I thought where is this going. It turns out it may be one of the best books I've read. It includes love, loss, humor, suspense. Amazing characters that completely solidify the story line and plot. I can't even put into words the emotional rollercoaster this book contains. Eva you are an extremely talented writer and I'm honored I was one of the first to get to read this triumphant story!I cant even begin to explain what this book means to me personally. Daphne make me feel like Im not alone, the story gives me a reason to keep trying and to learn to have faith in those I love. Ive never in my life been able to pick 1 single book as my favorite, and though I have MANY books I love. If I had to choose only 1 book or die it would be this one. This one seems to hit home and strick a cord in me. Fantastic writing, and fantasic stoyline this book is a HUGE winner that should all read. I even think it should be used by therapists, instead of going over an over the persons thought show them a fiction story with their mind set and the will to want to live winning out triumphantly! Eva you take the cake my dear, CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!!!! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2013

    This story had me hooked from the first chapter.  This suspensef

    This story had me hooked from the first chapter.  This suspenseful and exciting story had me guessing and running alongside the main character, engaged in an unimaginable journey.  Pohler’s seamless writing and engaging storyline make it very easy to immerse yourself in this atypical story.  She presents a well-developed history and mythology of the island that the characters find themselves on.  It all combines into an in-depth story that’s intensely enjoyable while making you think.  

    I really enjoyed the gradual character development, as opposed to a large information dump.  You get to know the characters well and personally without feeling like you’ve read their biography.  It all seems so natural.  You also get to know the main character even more closely because you are on a journey of self-discovery with her.  

    My overall thoughts?  Oh.  My.  Gods.  Could you just imagine?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Big reader

    Interesting story kept me entertaned her books are diffrent and entertaning already bought book two

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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