by Alexandra Adornetto
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Publishing Date: September 2014
Description: After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother's country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger…
Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander's past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever… and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own
The Good Stuff
- Ghost story - I love me some good ghost stories
- Fast paced and some twists and turns
- Mood is wonderfully set
- Likeable characters and Chloe herself is someone that you can feel a connection to
- Dark humour and some lovely witty dialogue
- Story ends with a cliffhanger that will keep you waiting for the next installment of the trilogy
- Author is a fabulous storyteller
- I want to live at Grandma Fee's house with her lovely library
- Enjoyed the old bitty paranormal investigators
- Mention of a Pimm's Cup
The Not So Good Stuff
- A wee bit teen angsty and I never buy a story where a human and a ghost are in love - cuz - well - this is a teen book, I won't go into details - but think about it
- Did I mention the main character is romantically involved with a dead guy - I know, I know but the practicalities involved with this are mind boggling
- Could use some more background story
"Don't get me wrong; she wasn't unfeeling. She was just British."
"I didn't know much about God, but I like to picture my mom hanging out with him, shooting the breeze, drinking a gin and tonic."
"If there was no concrete evidence, she'd just dismiss it. Except for Jesus. He was the only one who didn't need to prove himself."
I picked this up at Book Expo America 2014 and am in no way required to review