Aug 032015
 
Review: The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts

This was a fun paranormal story with lots of action packed into every page. There are ghosts, a family curse, an unsolved murder, and time travel. So much stuff, but it never felt tangled or rushed. The plot was the highlight of the story, but the characters were fun too. I liked the focus on Kat and Evan. They were a good contrast, and I loved the hints at something between them. It struck just the right balance between sweet and teenaged awkward. There were a few developments right near the end that I didn’t care as much about, but […]

Jul 222015
 
Review: The Memory Game

This was a sad story, but one that really grew on me. In the beginning, I had a hard time connecting to David because he was quite a jerk. Even as a ghost, he seemed to have little compassion or empathy for anyone else. But this changed slowly as the book progressed. It’s too bad David didn’t mature until after he was dead, but I guess it’s better late than never. All my sympathy was with Bethany. She led a hard life, with a horrible father. Every glimpse into her life brought more pain. The ending is what made the […]

Mar 162015
 
Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge

I feel really torn about this book. I love this series, but this wasn’t my favourite book. It felt a little forced in the beginning, and a bit scattered. It did pull together in the end, and there were lots of highly amusing bits, but I didn’t have the same love for the book as I did for previous installments. There was a very notable exception to this: Angel’s story. We finally get to learn more about his back story, and it was heartbreaking. There was one scene that was just so emotional. It was beautiful. There were lots of […]

Feb 252015
 
Review: A Ghostly Undertaking

When I first started this book, I found it a bit hard to get into. It didn’t seem to have enough Southern charm, but by the time I reached the halfway point, I was taking back this opinion. it took a bit of time for that charm to unfold, but it did, and it resulted in a delightful story. There was quite a bit of humour in both Emma Lee and Ruthie’s characters, and I loved the slow connection and almost friendship they developed. The same could be said of Jack Henry too, whose character was very sweet. The story […]

Feb 112015
 
Review: The Eterna Files

This was a very slow feeling story. It has a descriptive quality that while interesting, makes the plot seem very slow moving. The story is mostly centred around 2 investigative pairs, and while I really loved the characters and would like to read stories about them investigating cases, this story didn’t seem to do them justice. Ms Everhart and Harold Spire make a great crime investigating duo. He is very methodical and she is simply brilliant. She is such a strong woman, in an age whether women are seen as much weaker, and she is cunning enough to know how […]

Jan 282015
 
Review: They Call Me Crazy + Giveaway

This was a quick mystery story that is filled with very unique characters in a very small town. With a different narrator for every chapter, it does take a while to really get a grasp on everything that is happening, but the focus is mostly on Cass and finding out whether she actually killed her husband, and whether he deserved it. The plotline is fairly straight forward, but there are enough secrets and twists to keep a reader interested. There is a lot of charm in the story. It really highlights how small towns think and interact. You really can`t […]

Nov 132014
 
Review: Fifth Grave Past the Light

I finally like Reyes! Prior to this book, I was a bit hesitant about him, with moments where I really didn’t like him. But this book showed that he really actually cares for Charley, and really understands her. It was just great, and now I will happily root for him. I also liked that we got to learn more about Garrett. He’s one of my favourite characters, and I love that he got more page time this book, and also that his secrets are slowly being revealed. It’s amusing to watch Charley and Garrett interact as their relationship is so […]

Oct 272014
 
Review: Seeing The Light

This was a quirky ghost story set in Edmonton, Alberta. With likeable characters Marie, who can see ghosts but doesn’t want to, and Farley, who is a recent ghost who wants to find out what caused his death, this story was a fun and fast read. I will admit that I was a bit leery at first as the premise of a reluctant “ghost whisperer” character is nothing new, but there is a gentle sassiness to this story that is quite entertaining. Marie is very much an optimist, even when her string of bad days seems like it will never […]

Oct 172014
 
Review: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

Oh, Charley, how I adore your antics. You may be having a hard time coping with the events from the last book, but once things start happening, you have a knack for ending up right in the middle of things. Often with a quip on your lips and a solution brewing in your head. Similar to previous books, this one had several plotlines criss-crossing and intersecting, with Charley being the focal point. Everything builds to exciting resolutions, with several new threads being spun out to come into play in the next book. Charley’s main case in this story involves a […]

Aug 272014
 
Review: To Die Fur

This is such a fun series. I was laughing out loud in multiple spots, and giggling like crazy in others. What else can you expect from a series that includes floating turtle ghosts, a talking reincarnated and very sassy cat, a ghost dog able to take the form of any breed, and a whole menagerie of other animals? Foxtrot is a great main character. She’s just the right amount of sanity, and controlled behaviour needed to offset all the paranormal craziness. Her practical and logical manner comes in very handy, and her quick wit and sharp thinking results in plenty […]