Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire [Review]

 Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
Sparrow Hill Road (Ghost Roads #1) by Seanan McGuire
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: February 27, 2018

Ghost Roads
1. Sparrow Hill Road - Paperback | Kindle
2. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown

Seanan McGuire
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea.

It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running.

They have names for her all over the country: the Girl in the Diner. The Phantom Prom Date. The Girl in the Green Silk Gown. Mostly she just goes by “Rose,” a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what’s his. She’s the angel of the overpass, she’s the darling of the truck stops, and she’s going to figure out a way to win her freedom. After all, it’s not like it can kill her.

You can’t kill what’s already dead.
Thoughts on Sparrow Hill Road: Rose Marshall's life ended before it really began, but that doesn't mean she's out of the picture. Of course, being dead comes with its own set of rules. Little things like how she's always cold unless she borrows a jacket from the living. Or how food she makes for herself tastes like ashes. Plus, there's that whole thing where she can sense when death is getting close to some of the living she crosses paths with.

Oh, yeah. And then there's the jerk who killed her and his twisted plans for her.

Rose's story is complicated. The world she knew before is mostly gone. She knows how to navigate the dangers of the ghost roads and she does it well. But it's a lonely existence. She has a few friends. A few enemies. And a whole bunch of people who know the legend of the girl in the diner.

I enjoyed the entire book, but I really started loving it when Rose's search for how to stop Bobby Cross began. She's been on the run for sixty years and she's done. She's ready to face her tormentor. It's just a matter of figuring out his weak spots, right?

I'm going to be intentionally vague here. Deal with it. THAT CAR, THO! O.O

Bring on book 2!

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