The Dark Secrets of Oliveto by Stefano A. Giovannoni is a YA paranormal story. Oliveto is a small town, but it’s not a quiet one. Enchantments and spells are the order of the day for some residents, but there’s a problem—the fairy community is disappearing, abducted one by one. Nico comes home from college with Sofia, his best friend, when a death in the family occurs. It was no ordinary death. Nico claims to know nothing of the magical world of Oliveto when he and Sofia are thrust into an extraordinary adventure. They need to solve the secrets of Oliveto before any more fairies are taken, but can they do it in time? The clues are there; they just need to follow them.
The Dark Secrets of Oliveto by Stefano A. Giovannoni is a fascinating, exciting read with great attention to detail. The characters were a little different from what you usually find in this genre, which made this story unique. They were well developed, and while you may not take to them, to begin with, I guarantee that will soon change the deeper you get into the story. If you like the YA genre, this book will enthrall you and keep you reading. There is plenty of action, suspense, and a few twists and turns to keep you guessing. As the first book by this author, it’s an amazing story, well written and easy to read, and I hope there will be a sequel soon. This is a fun story, and it will keep you busy for a few hours as you disappear into the fascinating world of Oliveto. Highly recommended for fans of YA adventure and spooky stories.