Sunday, March 6, 2016

House of Whispers

Ghost Trapers #5        

J.L. Bryan 

Publication date: October 2, 2015

Source: ARC given by author for honest review.

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

The luxurious Lathrop Grand Hotel is a Savannah institution that has entertained guests for more than a century and a half, offering some of the finest accommodations in the city. Famously haunted, the hotel draws tourists from around the world eager to encounter its numerous ghosts. The hotel is also known for being honeycombed with hidden doors and secret passages, enabling staff to appear and disappear quickly as they attend to the hotel's guests.

Now some of the spirits in the Lathrop Grand have turned violent, even murderous. Ellie and Stacey must determine which ghost has become dangerous and remove it from the hotel before it can claim any more lives. They soon learn the hotel has secrets even darker than the notorious string of nineteenth-century murders that made it famous, and the powerful entities inhabiting it don't intend to leave without a fight.

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Welcome to the Lathrop Grand Hotel, where you can check in, but not always check out.

What an amazing read. At this point I know I am starting to sound like a broken record, but here it goes,  this series honestly just keeps getting better and better!!! I didn't think you could top a haunted train, but J.L. Bryan did it again. The Lathrop Grand Hotel called in Ellie and her team to help eliminate their little ghostly issue. You see, The hotel gets visited on a normal basis for being haunted by the ghost of Stabby Abby, A nurse during the war who took the lives of soldiers, but over all she has never been dangerous to guest. Now the hotel is experiencing much more activity than they have had in the past, and people are starting to get hurt. Ellie and Stacey definitely have their hands full with this hotel, not to mention the secret hotel passages they have to navigate through to keep this ghost hunting job quite and unknown to the current guest. I love how they have to sift through the history of the Lathrop to see which ghost are the ones creating the issue, and believe me there are a lot of ghost to choose from! Cult members, crooked doctors, stabby abby and her soilders... this list goes on.  What an amazing read, can't wait to check out the next book in the Ghost Trapper series, Maze of Souls !

and if you haven't already started the Ellie Jordan / Ghost Trapper series, go check it out on Amazon ! Its currently FREE for your kindle right now ! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Books in the Mail !!!

Yayyyyyyy , its there anything else better than getting books in the mail !?!?! oh yes, thats right getting SIGNED books in the mail by one of your favorite authors . Boo Yaa !
House of Whispers is book 5 in the the Ellie Jordan , Ghost Trapper series and this series just keeps getting better and better, each book is a different house, different haunting and a different adventure for Ellie Jordan and her crew of ghost hunters. I couldn't think of a better book to read this month ! I Read the first chapter last night and already soooooo excited about this one.

Thank you Thank you Thank you J.L. Bryan you rock !!!! You have made my Halloween complete!

Check out my individual reviews for the Ghost Trapper Novels and my other 
J.L. Bryan favorites!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Review: Terminal by J.L. Bryan ( Book 4 in the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series )

Terminal  Ghost Trappers #4        

J.L. Bryan 

Publication date: May 4th 2015

Source: Digital Version given by author for honest review.

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.

Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.

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Haunted trains... Yes Please!

These books get easier and and more fun to read as the series progresses. Terminal is book 4 in the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series and as usual J.L. Bryan offers up an excitingly haunted read with a whole new twist. Ellie's gang is now growing in numbers to include Mike the handsome fire fighter. While he isn't technically employed he just finds him self handy, and wanting to help out Ellie and Stacey and Jacob on their newest adventure... I mean how can you turn down a haunted train !

 Ellie and Stacey find a Banshee living in the basement of their news clients house, but thats only the beginning.  I loved solving the case with Ellie and the little pieces of history that these stories give me, I find it so intriguing and fun. From train history to hobo signs, this story definitely had my attention. I don't want to risk ruining anything but I must say one of my favorite things is how differently she saw the train and all of its passengers after she helped them find some peace. Very reminiscent of a show I loved so much, Ghost Whisperer. Can't wait to read what happens next to Ellie and the gang, especially now with upcoming changes with Calvin and the agency. Reel me in, I am hooked! Can't wait to get my hands on House of Whispers ( book 5 in the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper series ) coming out October 2nd !

Monday, July 13, 2015

Walking in Memphis

Hey guys, Katie here. I know it's been dead on the blog for a while but I just wanted to let you know that I'M BACK !  Blogging and books had to take a back seat recently while my husband and I made our move to Memphis but have no fear, I am back and ready to start new.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Top Ten Fairytale Retellings & Books That Will Thrill You.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by

I can't think of 10 books that fit perfectly into one category that I have personally read. So, here are my Top 5 from two different categories!  

I love fairy tale retellings! Sirena I read back in middle school but I have re read multiple times. The Book of Lost Things is still probably my most favorite book EVER!! and Cinder is my new addiction! The whole series is crazy addicting!

I don't know about you but I do love to get thrilled every now and then. J.L. Bryan writes 3 out of my top 5 thrilling books, Ellie Jordan is a great series to fill my thrill quota. TEN was an amazing read, reminiscent of Ten little indians, and  Then there were None. Coraline.. gosh reads like its intended for kids.. heck it did become a kids movie but geez it must have given some kids out there some major nightmares! 

I'd love to see your top 10. Leave me your link ! Follow on GFC or Bloglovin' , I follow back !

Sunday, March 1, 2015

REVIEW: Fairest ( Lunar Chronicles 3.5 )

Fairest ( Lunar Chronicles #3.5)

Marissa Meyer 

Publication date: Jan 27. 2015

Source: Bought Kindle Version

222 Pages

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

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What makes a bad girl so Bad ?

 I loved Fairest ! I know there are always mixed reviews from readers and I think you either love or hate these extra books in A series, but me,  I LOVE THEM !  Pretty much Marissa Meyer can do no wrong , please keep writing!  Like many of the other companion books in the Lunar Chronicles, Fairest tells us about the past of the most allusive character so far, Queen Levana. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

REVIEW: The Crawling Darkness ( Ghost Trappers #3 )

The Crawling Darkness  Ghost Trappers #3        

J.L. Bryan 

Publication date: January 20th 2015

Source: Digital Version given by author for honest review.

Links : Goodreads / Amazon 

Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a new case in an apartment building where a twisted, dangerous entity emerges from closets and doorways to terrorize the residents at night. A powerful spirit, it feeds on fear and takes the shape of its victims' worst nightmares.

Ellie and her mentor Calvin have tried to capture the same entity before, in a different house nearby, an attempt that ended in disaster. Now, with the help of her apprentice Stacey, Ellie must try again to capture the elusive shapeshifting ghost before it can claim another soul as its own.

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Hands down the creepiest Ellie Jordan yet!

Wow, I thought the Ellie Jordan novels were great before, but J.L. Bryan turned up the scary to a whole new level in the third novel in the Ghost Trapper series, Crawling Darkness!  Ellie and Stacey are called to investigate an entity who is appearing as it's victims worst fears and crawling around the walls. The house where this haunting takes place has been made into multi residential apartment complex, so Ellie Stacey and Jacob have to get the help and support of all of the neighbors in the complex to rid this truly evil spirit!

First off... soooo scary!!! I really had a hard time reading this at night, and it wouldn't have been possible if I had a closet in my bedroom. After reading crawling darkness I couldn't be more grateful that my closet is in my bathroom. Whew! One of the things I liked best about this book was that the entity appeared differently to everyone in the house, I loved hearing each persons individual scary stories about what they saw: Flesh face, space aliens, bloody Mary, it scared me so bad but I loved it. Especially that bloody Mary part, come on you know you have said her name in the bathroom with the lights off. I know I have !

Jacob took a little bit of a backseat in this one but I did love the new introduction of the smoking hot firefighter  ( see what i did there ) A fire fighter is pretty perfect for Ellie and her past.  This series is getting better and better! Can't wait to read book 4 in the Ghost Trapper series, Terminal.