by Ann M. Noser
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Released:July 15th 2014
Genre: Fiction- NA: paranormal
How I got it: received a copy from the publisher
Quiet college sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.
Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home.
Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young father determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.
Review: Emma is a college kid who's a bit nerdy and spends more time with her nose in a books and studying. Her roommate drags her to a party where she falls for a guy. Later at his 21st birthday party he does something stupid. Emma feels she's to blame and turns to magic to solve her problems, only it kinda backfires. She's forced to help a group o dead guys figure out what they need to do to move on.
I could empathize with Emma at the beginning of the book and liked watching her grow as the book progressed. I liked how with each guy, she grew a little more and was changed as she was drawn out of her shell and comfort zone. The characters are all enjoyable and real. I liked the different twists and turns the book took dropping surprises in our and Emma's laps.
The plot moved along well, keeping me enthralled and entertained. Over all a good book.