Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review: Ghost Files 2 by Apryl Baker

The Ghost Files 2 (The Ghost Files, #2)Title: The Ghost Files Volume 2
Author: Apryl Baker
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publishing Date: January 6th, 2014
Pages: 255
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Series: The Ghost Files
Source: Audio
Review for Ghost Files book 1

At seventeen, Mattie Hathaway has survived her mother attempting to kill her, multiple foster homes, and a serial killer. Oh, and she sees ghosts on a regular basis too. You’d think Fate would give her a break right? Umm…nope, not Mattie.
Dan Richards is the only person in the entire world Mattie trusts, but then the boy goes and breaks her heart. Mattie does what she does best, she runs and lands herself slap in the middle of a haunted house full of ghosts turned vengeful that want Mattie to join their ranks.
Only bright spot on all this? Eli Malone – the gorgeous boy with the beautiful aqua eyes that makes her feel things she’s never even imagined before. She’s not sure what to do with him, especially when Dan shows up glowering at him.
She’ll figure Eli out if she can survive the house. The ghosts are bound and determined to kill her so she’ll be one of them. Now if she can just figure out how to survive them and the demon stalking her, she might be able to decide what to do about her feelings for Dan and Eli.
That is if she can survive the night in the house.

This is the second book in the Ghost Files series. In this book Mattie joins a ghost hunter at a haunted house to try to banish the spirits

What made me pick this book up: 
It was the second one in a book I already read.

What did I like about the cover: 
I don't really care for this cover, it looks badly edited. Like a b list movie posted. Though I do like b list movies.. Anyway. I like the cover for the first one much more. The only thing this one has is some creep factor

What made me read this book: 
I read and really liked the first one. Plus we already had it on audio and it was a fast read.

What did I like the most: 
As with the first one, it was creepy and crawly and made me want more. It's a simple and quick read but still succeeded in the creep factor. Officer Dan is still one of my favorite characters, and now there's even more yummy, protective guys to love. I really like the different "types" of ghosts that are in the books as well.

What didn't I like: 
Mattie is still kind of whiny. I understand you were in the system, you had crappy homes for a bit. But I'm sorry, I think the whole ghosts thing is kind of top priority. Focus on that, not your crappy childhood. At one point, one of the other characters even pointed out how she always focuses on the negative in life, when she has so much good going for her. 
This quote right here says so much as to what I'm talking about...
“I’m a screwed up mess that no one can ever love, not really. Why did I ever let myself hope I could find a little happiness? Pointless.”

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
Eh, yeah probably. They're quick enough reads, but I don't think I would spend money on buying them. They probably aren't anything I'll ever read again. I think I found them on kindle unlimited so I might do it that way. So I will probably read the rest eventually

I mostly liked it. Creepy and quick. I think if it was any longer of a book, I wouldn't want to read it. Because it's short I don't feel like it's a waste of time. And that's why I gave it a 4 star. Because it is a quick read.

A Little Snippet:

“According to him, people who can see ghosts the way I can are meant to be reapers after they die. Reapers help souls get from this plane to the next by navigating through The Between, a place of shades and horrors that want to consume the energy of the newly freed soul. That’s why I can see ghosts and open a doorway to The Between.” ― Apryl BakerThe Ghost Files 2

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So who am I? Well, I'm the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn't love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there's always someone to tell your mama on you. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled "Lord Margrave's Deception." I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.
Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my family and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

1 comment:

  1. I liked the first book and I'd like to read this one too. Need to add the author to my list so I can follow the series.


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