Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: How to Date Dead Guys

How to Date Dead Guys
Ann M. Noser
Curiosity Quills Press
From Goodreads: College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.

Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn’t the only one…

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young man determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

My Review:    First I have to thank Curiosity Quill Press for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

      This book was a wonderful read. With great character development and growth. Combined with an intriguing mystery and touching romance. This book surprised me. I was expecting a book steep in the paranormal or witch craft, but it is a touching story about unfinished business and trying to make things right. I was moved and sympathetic to the resurrected people and Emma. I was captivated by the mystery and loved how the story flowed. Fast and enjoyable read. I am looking forward to the sequel and will look for more from this writer.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review!
    I'm SO CLOSE to submitting the sequel. I promise. :)