March 2, 2016

5* Review: MAZE OF SOULS by JL Bryan


Author: JL Bryan

Source: eARC for review


It's October, and down at newly opened Pine Hollow Farm, the ghosts are running wild!. This “genuine” old-time family farm offers a big heap of fun fall activities. You can drink cider fresh from the orchard, enter a pumpkin-carving contest, and explore the five-acre corn maze. At night, if you aren't too scared, join the haunted hayride through the woods, featuring a genuine eighteenth-century cemetery. According to local legend, the ghost of a horseman has ridden the old dirt road through the woods for nearly two centuries, menacing travelers. Hayriders beware!

Then the real ghosts start to come out, threatening visitors to the farm and the family who live there. Paranormal detective Ellie Jordan travels out to the remote farm to root out the dangerous spirits. Ellie and her assistant Stacey must move fast, because the night is coming when all ghosts will be at full strength and free to roam—the night of Halloween.

My take...

Venturing out into the country and away from Savannah, Ellie and Stacy must work to figure out who and what is haunting a family farm. With little information to go on, this may very well be one of their hardest cases to solve since we’ve starting following them. So pull out your thermal goggles and tactical flashlight and get ready for one heck of a spooky ride!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love everything about it: the pumpkins, the decorations, the spooky feelings it invokes. I cannot get enough. So when I read the blurb for this one I was all in. Of course I would have been all in anyhow. I have loved following this series as it has grew to 6 books so far. 6 books!!! And by the looks of it, Bryan doesn’t seem too eager to shut it down any time soon. (Woohoo!!)

With each book the stories stay fresh and unique. I am in actual awe that Bryan writes them so well and spits them out so quickly. I look forward to each and every one. And towards the end of each book, I sometimes find myself slowing down so not to reach the end too soon. I hate to see them come to a close but I am always happy when I know there is another one soon to follow close behind.

I am absolutely diggin' where Bryan is going with this series. Not that I have any idea where but you can tell there is an urgency-like the books are preparing us for something huge. I, for one, cannot wait. I love the creepy, tingly feelings I get from these books... and MAZE OF SOULS was probably one of favorites of the series. 5 Creeptastic Stars!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this series just fantastic? I really love it and am so curious as to where it will go from here, I can't wait for book seven!