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Book Review: Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp

Book synopsis:

Sadie Smith was absolutely certain of three things: (1) ghosts were indisputably real; (2) she and her three friends were some of the best (though not the most successful) ghost hunters in Oregon; (3) her teammate Jefferson Parrish was always the scariest thing in the room. In a face-off between supernatural beings and Jefferson’s Tim Burton-esque vibe there really was no contest.

But ghosts—unsurprisingly—can’t help pay the rent. So when Sadie and her friends are offered an undisclosed sum of money from an anonymous client to find a link between four historical haunted locations, it’s an easy sell.

During their cross-country investigation, Sadie finds herself forgetting about Jefferson’s macabre tendencies and falling for his sweetness, even if his idea of a love letter reads more like a note from a serial killer. And she can’t stop thinking about his annoyingly irresistible deep green eyes.

As Sadie’s feelings get more tangled up with Jefferson, their group puts together the final pieces of a 100 year old mystery—one that will change Sadie’s life forever.

My Review:

Ever read a book and get goosebumps while reading it?

I did while reading Parrish. Like major goosebumps.

This book is that good. It is a combination of romance, supernatural and mystery with a healthy dose of humor sprinkled in.  I absolutely loved Sadie, Jefferson, Deacon and Brighton’s character. They were all written in such a way that you couldn’t help but like them and hate their character flaws. If you want to know exactly what those flaws are….read the book.

The romance between Sadie and Jefferson was scary and sweet at the same time. Scary because Jefferson is majorly intense and very weird but sweet because it was written as being one of those “I couldn’t help but fall in love with him even though he is super weird” romances. I do have a mental image of Jefferson with huge alien like eyes, though, from the author’s description. She described him as having “big owl eyes” and my imagination just kinda took off with it.

The plot was great too. I loved that Sadie, Jefferson, Deacon and Brighton are paranormal investigators. That is something that I have always wanted to do but have been too chicken…lol. The excitement, and disbelief, of them hitting paranormal hotspots, and having a cross country trip at the same time just leapt off the pages.

The ending was perfect and it had a huge twist that was hinted at when the foursome was in Boston. I honestly didn’t see it coming and it totally threw me for a loop. I actually put the book down and stared into space trying to process it for a minute, it was that much of a shock.

How many stars will I give it? 5

Will I read it again? Yes and I hope to read the next book. I am hooked on the characters. I need to see what happens to Sadie, Jefferson, Deacon and Brighton.

Will I reccomend it to family and friends? Yes. This would be a great book for those who are just starting to read the fantasy/paranormal/romance genre.

Age range: Teen on up. It is a very clean book, so I would say maybe middle school if they are mature enough. And when I say very clean: no sex (but a lot of kissing) and no swearing.

Amazon links. Please remember that the price can and will change.

Kindle: For a limited time (April 29-April 30th), Parrish will be available on the Kindle for $.99 (discounted from the initial price of $3.99). So I would snap this book up!!!


Also, readers can win an autographed copy of Parrish on the Future House Publishing Blog on April 28th. So head on over, enter and win!!!

Also, on Goodreads, Future House Publishing will be giving away physical copies of the book starting on April 30th. So bookmark it and head over there and win!!!

Disclaimer: I received Parrish from Future House Publishing for free for my honest review. Any and all opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone.

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Self Defense by Uriel Lynn


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