Friday, July 3, 2015

Terminal by J.L. Bryan [Review]

 Terminal by J.L. Bryan
Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #4) by J.L. Bryan
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: April 21, 2015

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
1. Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
2. Cold Shadows
3. The Crawling Darkness
4. Terminal - Paperback | Kindle

J.L. Bryan
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.

Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.
Thoughts on Terminal: I totally dig the world J.L. Bryan has created with Ellie and the ghosts she... well, sometimes she helps them move on and sometimes she just moves them from where they are. Wait. DOES she help them move on? Has that happened? (I had a lot of coffee today. My brain's sort of bouncing around right now. Which happens. *gives everyone the crazy eyes*)

Anywho. I loooooved the intersection with this case and a previous case Ellie worked. And Ellie's almost-boyfriend. I find him highly acceptable. OH! And the in she has with the historical society. I just... LIKE IT ALL. Throw in a insta-ghost town, a ghostly train, some ghosts, some more ghosts, and Ellie and her peeps and get giddy.

*puts aside flaily hands for a moment* Watching Ellie unravel the mystery and work through what she and Stacey were up against was fun. It's not always a straight line toward the truth and they're working backwards as they trace the incidents reported to them against things that happened in the past. It's tangled and complicated and I LIKE IT.

I must say I'm excited to see where the next book takes them. The ghosts they're facing keep getting more intense and there might come a time when they can't get it done on their own. Which... O.O.

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