Mini-Reviews: The Dark Days Cub + House of Whispers + A Darker Shade of Magic

the dark days clubThe Dark Days Cub (Lady Helen #1)

Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher/Release Date: January 26th 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 496-eBook ARC-Given for review
Finished: January 30th 2016
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My Rating: 5/5

Review:

  • It had the perfect combination of historical and paranormal, and I absolutely loved it! The romance was pretty good too, but not the main focus which worked well.
  • Loved how the “demons” in this world were and how they were different. The idea of how they hunted them and everything was really cool. I’m looking forward to learning more about the Dark Days Club in the next book.
  • I liked the Helen and all her supporting characters, especially Darby. She helped so much and she had a few moments where she was hilarious.

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house of whispersHouse of Whispers (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #5)

Author: J.L. Bryan
Publisher/Release Date: October 2nd 2015 by J.L. Bryan
Pages: 212-eBook-given for review
Finished: November 5th 2015
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My Rating:5/5

Review:

  • I read this one last year but never got around to reviewing it. Just like the rest of this series, I loved this book!
  • The ghosts and the background story get better with every book, and this was no exception. I was sucked into the story and kept wondering how they were going to solve it this time.
  • Some of the stuff going on in the hotel was pretty insane, but I was glad that we find out more about a certain rival ghost hunting company.

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A Darker Shade final for IreneA Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1)

Author: V.E. Schwab
Publisher/Release Date: February 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Pages: 398-Hardcover-Given as a gift
Finished: December 22nd 2015
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My Rating:5/5

Review:

  • Everyone kept telling me to read this book, so when I got it as a gift, I read it as soon as I could. Now I can see why everyone loved it!
  • The idea of the different worlds, parallel but so different in their own ways, was just so good. I loved seeing the magic and how they traveled and just everything about it.
  • The characters were so great and I’m super psyched that the next book is out later this month! I don’t have many more words aside to say that you need to read this. Now.

Review: Cold Shadows by J.L. Bryan

cold shadows

Title: Cold Shadows (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #2)
Author: J.L. Bryan
Release Date/Publisher: November 28th 2014 by jlbryanbooks.com
Finished: November 21st 2014
Pages: -eBook given for review
Series:
1. Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
2. Cold Shadows
3. The Crawling Darkness
4. Terminal

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Footsteps in the attic. Toys that play by themselves. A dark presence in an upstairs room.

Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a difficult new case. Her new clients are a family haunted by multiple ghosts and a poltergeist that wrecks their home at night. Their seven-year-old son’s invisible friends may not be imaginary at all, but the restless spirits of dead children.

To clear her clients’ house of the dangerous entities, Ellie must unravel the mysterious deaths of another family who lived in the old mansion more than a hundred and sixty years ago—and she must do it before the ghosts can carry out their malevolent designs on her clients and their children.

What I Thought:

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Review: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan

Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper

Title: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #1)
Author: J.L. Bryan
Release Date/Publisher: September 19th 2014 by jlbryanbooks.com
Finished: September 16th 2014
Pages: Unknown, guessing a bit over 300
Series:
1. Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
2. Cold Shadows
3. The Crawling Darkness
4. Terminal

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.

Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.

What I Thought:

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