Madelyn has visions.
And not your friendly, just-kicking-it-in-a-dream-state visions (do those exist?). No, she has visions of eyeless, skeletal ghosts/demons/spirits attempting to drown her.
Sounds like a great way to start a study abroad in Prague, no?
On top of the visions, Madelyn is being tormented by some of the other students, including Noah. Well, tormented might not be the right word. Noah somehow sees the specters that are attacking Madelyn, and he annoyingly follows her around. Is he protecting her, or is he making the attacks worse? Madelyn isn't sure, but she wants to keep her distance either way. And then, to make it extra interesting, there is the dreamy Czech violinist next door. Ahh...European musicians...
Rusalka, written by Megan Richey Olsen, is a fast-paced, intriguing read. It's one of those stories that I gobbled up in one morning - I just couldn't put it down! Besides having all the elements of my favorite YA novels; romance, mystery, and Europe; one reason that I loved Rusalka is that it kept me guessing. My eyes might have bugged out and my mouth might have fallen open at some of the twists. I also might have gotten the hebejeebies, the good kind, while reading the book. Right now it's only a stand-alone book, but the ending leaves it open to a sequel, which I really, really, really hope is in the works.
If you want a fun, quick read (umm...who doesn't?), check out Rusalka.
P.S. you can borrow it for free with Amazon Prime.