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Review: ‘Ghost House’ by Alexandra Adornetto

I received this book for free from blog tours, NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Ghost House’ by Alexandra AdornettoGhost House by Alexandra Adornetto
Series: The Ghost House Saga #1
Published by Harlequin Teen on August 26th, 2014
Genres: Ghosts, Horror, Love & Romance, Mystery, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours, NetGalley
two-stars
From the New York Times bestselling author of Halo comes the start of a beautiful and powerful new series.

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.

About Alexandra Adornetto

Alexandra (Ally) Grace is a 22-year-old actress and writer originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia. She wrote her first novel at age thirteen and went on to publish seven more under the pen name "Alexandra Adornetto", including The Halo Trilogy which debuted on the NYT best seller list. After falling in love with the American South and moving to Oxford, Mississippi to attend Ole Miss, Alexandra eventually re-located to Los Angeles. She now lives permanently in the City of Angels with her two pups Boo Radley and Flaubert. She is focusing full-time on acting and screen-writing. Moon People marks her directorial debut.

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review

I liked the story about how the ghosts came to be and how Chloe was sent to England for a while to get over her mother’s death. I thought her Grandma had her best interests at heart and her brother was also a cute addition. The romance felt like it was too instant, too quick and it brought my rating down significantly. This my opinion only because I love books where the romance builds up slowly and not quickly. The ghosts and their stories were probably what I was interested in the most. Though I wanted to know more about them as well.

As for the characters, I thought Chloe was battling so much to be normal and it felt realistic. What her thoughts were doing to her relationships with her family members, especially to her father. Isobel was my favourite character because she lost so much. Her life was indeed tragic and I felt like I got to know her as a person instead of the vengeful spirit that she was made out to be. Alexander also had a pretty intense presence and I don’t blame Chloe for being attracted to him.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good romance with a little bit of history thrown in.


reading progress

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rating

2/5

two-stars

1 Comment

  1. Cali W.

    December 1, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Good review. Too bad the book wasn’t to be as expected, but it does sound like a good read for halloween. 😉

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