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"Ghost Wood Song" by Erica Waters

Thank you Storygram Tours for sending me a gifted copy of Ghost Wood Song. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

First off, I hate all things scary, and I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was the perfect balance of romance, mystery, and thriller.

At first, I didn't really care for the characters, but by the end, I loved and cared about all of them. I was really pleased with this one because I didn't get any of the main character "going rouge" vibe. I see this all the time in YA where the main character completely disregards everything that people are telling them not to do and then blame it on their immaturity. I HATE that, but I didn't get any of those vibes with this one. In fact, I was cheering Shady on as she slowly unraveled all of her family mysteries.

I recommend this haunted YA book to any fan of American Horror Story: Cover or anyone in the mood for a ghost story (without being terrified).

About the book:

"Sawkill Girls meets Beautiful Creatures in this lush and eerie debut, where the boundary between reality and nightmares is as thin as the veil between the living and the dead.

If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept.

Shady Grove inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle’s tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness.

But when her brother is accused of murder, she can’t let the dead keep their secrets.

In order to clear his name, she’s going to have to make those ghosts sing.

Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark."

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