Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) by Alexandra Adornetto

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Synopsis: 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.

Thoughts: This is one of the best YA books I've read this year. It has suspense, romance, and just plain creepiness. The idea of Chloe and Alex as a couple is a little hard to swallow, but the rest of the plot was very well done.  There is a remarkably scary scene in the guest house, and another on the lake. There are also scenes from the past, when Alex and Isobel were alive, which help to explain their back story.

My rating: Four stars

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