Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto
Published by: HarperCollins Australia
Publication Date: September 1st, 2014
Series: The Ghost House Saga, #1
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Date Read: 28/09/2015
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In the spirit of the Halo trilogy, this series from international best-selling author Alexandra Adornetto is guaranteed to be another hit from the talented young author who understands her audience like no other.
After the loss of her mother, Chloe Kennedy starts seeing the ghosts that haunted her as a young girl again. Spending time at her grandmother’s country estate in the south of England is her chance to get away from her grief and the spirits that haunt her. Until she meets a mysterious stranger Alexander Reade is 157 years dead, with secrets darker than the lake surrounding Grange Hall and a lifelike presence that draws Chloe more strongly than any ghost before. But the bond between them awakens the vengeful spirit of Alexander’s past love, Isobel. And she will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him from her.
To stop Isobel, Chloe must push her developing abilities to their most dangerous limits, even if it means losing Alex forever and giving the hungry dead a chance to claim her for their own.
After Chloe’s mother passes away, Chloe has to face a world without her and also the dead that she could control before are showing again. With a not so welcome trip to England, where her grandmother lives, all that ghost world that was left behind resurfaces in full force and she finds herself in the middle of a doomed love story that ended up with the lovers dead. With a possessive vengeful spirit wondering around and a sweet, handsome gentleman who Chloe finds herself attracted to, her life becomes more dangerous than ever.
While the story is kind of slow, I didn’t find this annoying. Quite the opposite. I think the author gave enough time for the readers to understand Chloe’s emotional state after losing her mother and brings out a normal teenage behaviour towards something she does not want to do.
I truly enjoyed Ghost House. I was hanging onto every page just wanting to know the mystery behind Grange Hall. It had the scary factor from the very first page and an impossible romance during the turmoil of dealing with the death of a loved one and a creepy and scary ghost trying to kill her.