Posts Tagged: Ghosts

Jun 23
Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

Review – Fellside by M.R. Carey

I read a comment elsewhere that described Fellside as “Orange is the New Black with ghosts.” I’ve never seen OITNB, but I’ve assumed there are comedic elements. There is no comedy in the Fellside prison, but there is a ghost. Instead, life in Fellside is dark, dark, dark, as are the female inmates themselves. There are murders, beatings, corruption, and a dangerous drug smuggling ring. In other words – probably an accurate depiction of life in just about every prison…. Read more »


Apr 01
Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

The Winter People asks readers to imagine how they’d far go to try to connect to a loved one who has died.  If you think you might do anything to make that happen, The Winter People might make you reconsider.  This is a good old-fashioned ghost story that is alternately spooky and scary and eerie and heartbreaking. The story is told from different view points and in different eras, beginning with the diary of Sara Harrison Shea, written in 1908…. Read more »


Jul 08
Review and Giveaway: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Review and Giveaway: Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz

Jeremy Glass has a lot on his plate.  His mother committed suicide when he was young.  He’s been in love with Susannah since they were children, but when they became teenagers, his best friend, Ryan, got the girl.  Jeremy attempts to numb himself with alcohol, and one night, he makes an ill-fated decision to drive drunk, leading to an accident that causes him to lose his leg.  That same night, Ryan and Susannah fight, and Susannah disappears.  Whew! As Jeremy… Read more »


May 06
Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

How come Rachel Hawkins has slid under my radar until now?  I’ve heard of her, of course, but somehow I’ve managed to not read any of her books until School Spirits.  That will change, because I’m happy to tell you that School Spirits was wonderful. Izzy Brannick comes from a long line of ass-kicking monster slayers.  But with the mysterious disappearance of Izzy’s sister, Finn, it’s up to Izzy and her mother to hop from town to town, dispatching evil… Read more »


Mar 28
Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

1918 is a scary time in American history.  We are at war with the Germans, a people portrayed as closer to animal than human, while at home, we battle an outbreak of the deadly Spanish influenza: “Children dropped dead from the flu, boys got transported out of the country to be blown to bits, and the government arrested citizens for speaking the wrong words.”  Mary Shelley’s father is one those arrested, and she’s shipped off to live with her Aunt… Read more »