Mini Book Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Ghost Bride

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Review by J. Morgyn White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

***SPOILER ALERT***

 

I loved the idea of this story. The set up of the creepy ghost wanting her as bride kept me going. I slogged through many scenes that I wouldn’t have, to get to the next resolution, The writing itself is smooth and easy to follow. The long drawn out scenes in the other-world were boggy in my opinion. I know it was essential to cause a crisis for the rescue and the new love interest, but I really hoped for more development of what had initially caught my attention – marrying the ghost – before the big plot reveal near the end. I’d be happy to read the “new” story. I found the new love interest to be intriguing but I would have been much happier if he was either introduced earlier or there was more “ghost bride” in the ghost bride. What I did love was that the Ms. Choo had a personal connection with the world she chose to write in.

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Mini Book Review: Forever Charmed (#1 of the Halloween LaVeau Series) by Rose Pressey

 

Forever Charmed (Halloween Laveau, #1)Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey

review by J. Morgyn White
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well for the genre of paranormal romance, beach-fare, chick-lit, Forever Charmed is pretty well done. The flow is good, the read is fast, and the material is light and engaging.

The not-so: The love triangle seems forced rather than interesting. The big bad conflict is more of an annoyance than sinister. Mom feels more like a sister. The best friend has strange moments that don’t feel right as a best friend. She steps up the plate when needed rather than she’s playing an active role. The plot has a good amount of check-your-brains factor.

The bad: The ending. Sheesh. Yes, I know it’s a series… but really?

Reading the next book? Well, no. Fun while it lasted but I don’t need to go on.

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