Title: The Haunting of Alice May Author: Tony Lee Moral Series Title: Ghost Maven Published: March 16, 2019 Pages: 235 Format:Kindle Source: Given for an honest review by author as an ARC
Summary: Alice May Parker moves with her family to the sleepy town of Pacific Grove after her Mom dies, but little does she know the strange and terrifying events to come. When she falls into the bay during a kayaking trip, she is rescued from drowning by the mysterious Henry Raphael. Handsome, old fashioned and cordial, he is unlike any other boy she has known before. Intelligent and romantic, he sees straight into her soul. Soon Alice and Henry are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance until she finds out that Henry is not all what he seems. . .
Reader’s Thoughts: As you start this novel, you follow Alice, a seventeen year old girl who is tormented by her mother’s sudden death. Her father decided to relocate her and her little sister to a small town on the coast called Pacific Grove. While trying to adapt to her new home, Alice makes a few new friends, but is battling her fear of water.
You watch as Alice grows stronger and out of her shell after she meets Henry, a young man who is a bit out of the ordinary. While starting a relationship with the young man who literally saved her from drowning, Alice discovers that Henry isn’t who he seems. If fact he isn’t human at all. He’s a 100 year old ghost of a dead man.
After having a few mishaps, Henry and Alice start a romantic relationship together. Yeah you heard that right. This is a concept that I haven’t read before and find quite interesting. While the plot is a tad confusing at first, I found this book to be an enjoyable light read. I see a lot of potential for a second novel, maybe more considering the series name is neat. I enjoyed the growth of Alice as she starts to settle into her new home and has a strong connection to Henry. I wish there was a little more explaining about the “ghost maven” and that Henry’s story was told as well.
The ending of this novel was quick and swift, with enough action to keep those pages turning. I sure do hope to see more of our main couple in a next book.
Until next time my dragons,
** I was asked to write an honest review for this novel. It was not agreed for the review to be positive. I’m not compensated for my reviews.**