Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Haunted E-Book by JL Bryan Blog Tour: Day 1 REVIEW

Today & tomorrow we’re lucky enough to be a stop on The Haunted E-Book Blog Tour with JL Bryan! There is a review for you today of The Haunted E-Book, and tomorrow is a guest post by JL Bryan and a SPECIAL giveaway, so make sure you stop by!!


PhotobucketThe Haunted E-Book by JL Bryan
Publisher: JLBryanbooks.com

Pub Date: December 18, 2010 
Genre: Horror
Reading Level: Adult
E-book: 385 KB
ISBN: 1456510282


Dee escapes her dreary job and unfaithful boyfriend by reading romance and fantasy on her Kindle. She tries The Haunted E-book, the story of a 19th century tramp printer whose ghost awakens whenever someone reads a book he created. Then Dee learns the stories in the books are true, the malevolent ghost is real, and Dee might be the next character to die.

My Review:

The Haunted E-Book by JL Bryan is a rollercoaster ride of a book. Honestly, at first, I wasn’t sure who our main character was. There I was reading about Dee reading about Madison reading about Parker. Confused?

Still, I was intrigued and needed to know more. Reading about someone reading about someone and so on and so forth cracked me up. So while that kept me amused, there were plenty of scary moments to keep me wanting more.

Dee is a librarian working in a small town, who doesn’t get the respect she deserves and has a horrible, two-timing boyfriend. She does not deal with confrontation well. A lover of romance novels, she decides to try a bad horror e-book one night on a whim, when she’s really ticked off at her boyfriend. Bad idea.

I think what I liked most were the odd things and places that the horror was brought out most of the time. Mall toy stores, libraries, kindles, and romance novels are a bit off the beaten path from what I usually read. Well maybe libraries every now and then, but still. Plus the description of the “bad guy” is so detailed that I could picture everything happening.

This book was very refreshing. It keeps you guessing and had me reading away trying to discover the secret to The Haunted E-Book.

My Rating:



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SandyG265 said...

I actually have this book. I just have to get a chance to read it.

Gunn Angelskår said...

I've got it, started reading, but postponed the rest until the upcoming quiet weekend - it's just not right reading for 10 minutes, being interrupted, read 10 more minutes, and so on.
I still don't know if I like it, but what the heck - you're not supposed to LIKE everything in a horrorbook!

Kristina said...

Sounds very interesting, and slightly confusing. Kinda funny that people are now writing about e-books

Vivien said...

This sounds intriguing. I'm not sure about ebooks yet though...

Darkeva said...

Great review, Amanda! Already a GFC follower just continuing to follow the tour, and I love the designs you've got here! Your badge and banner in particular are great! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Jeff's book, as well :-) I look forward to reading Jeff's special post tomorrow, as well :-)


Rabid Fox said...

Another good review. Sounds like I should probably bump this one up on my to-be-read pile.

Life Outloud said...

Thank you for the review! I wasn't sure if it was pressing to read this book right away and now I'm thinking I'm going to add it! :) I'm excited for the special post tomorrow!!

Jan von Harz said...

Terrific review. I have been following JL's tour since the beginning and really cannot wait to read this book. I love the author's humor and his intense passion for all things ghostly.

Shanella said...

I've got this book, it's on my to-read list!