Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the "in crowd", Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn't expect things to change.

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home.

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for--A second chance.

But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn't the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

While this book by Dana Michelle Burnette was not entirely original, and the plot is similar to something I have come across before, it definitely still had a spooky/creepy vibe to it, making this a good Halloween read. There are a few grammatical errors, but I found those easy to overlook because the story kept me interested. Something I would really like to see in the next book, is for the past and present relationships between Becca and Alastor to be explored a little more. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding Becca and her ancestral home, unfortunately I didn't make much of a connection to the characters and found the pace of the book to be rather slow. The idea of a love that transcends time and even death is a truly romantic notion and you do get a little of that in this story, but I felt it was a little rushed. And just when you thought it was all over, Dana sends you spinning off in a completely different direction. I'm looking forward to the next installation of this series, to see what happens next.

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