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!!
Pub Date: December 18, 2010
Reading Level: Adult
E-book: 385 KB
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.
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.
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