Sunday, July 4, 2010
I received this book as an advance reader through Carina Press. Many thanks to them for introducing me to this wonderful character and story. I absolutely adored Lillie. She was strong in the face of many obstacles. This was a very intriguing novel. I enjoyed the fact that even though John Thresher, the psi-investigator, was very handsome, Lillie did not throw herself upon his "masterful manhood." She was a very strong character in her own right without depending on a man to make her that way. Lillie is what's called a Talent, which means that she has powers that can't be explained. She works for the city as a paranormal who's job it is to be, well, a ghostbuster. Her job is not an easy one and it is not as understood as she would like. Ghosts have become a menace in the world recently and something has to be done. Her husband recently died under suspicious circumstances and she is haunted by a series of events that are deadly and not accidents. I was entranced and read this book really quickly. I can't wait for the next step in this series. I hope this is a series because I would love to see more of Lillie and John Thresher. The author left just enough unanswered questions to make this be something I would look forward to reading. Well done, Ms. Harris.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
As always, I read this book through netgalley.com. It was an interesting premise for a story but it just didn't hold my interest. I slogged through it but never really got into it as I normally do. The story is about a girl who lives with her dad and stepmom near the beach. Her dad won't teach her to surf even though he was a pro once upon a time. She goes against her dad's wishes and learns how anyway. She finds out that her mom is not gone like she believed and enters a new world. She has to make an important decision about where she belongs. I couldn't give this story as much praise as I'd like. The writing was slow in some parts. I'd give this book 3 out of 5 stars.