Halloween is getting closer and closer so I recently picked up a book in the hopes that it would get me in the Halloween spirit and I will say that it certainly has been an interesting read. This is a book I purchased on a whim from the Books-A-Million store in my local shopping mall as it was on sale and caught my eye.
If you know me, you know that I 100% believe that ghosts are real and am genuinely fascinated by the paranormal subject as well (sidenote if anyone wants me to do a paranormal favorite youtubers list or favorite paranormal sites and legends lmk in the comments). So when I saw that this book was all about ghosts I jumped on it!
Then waited about a year to finally read it…oops…
Upon further examination, I read that this book is considered a classic in the paranormal field and so what better novel to lead up to Halloween with?
Fifty years before Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters, and Most Haunted, there was Hans Holzer—a man known as the “Father of the Paranormal.” Holzer pioneered ghost-hunting methods still used today, and brought ghosts and ghost hunting into popular culture in the second half of the twentieth century.
Ghost Hunter presented some of the first-ever case studies of haunting investigations, taken from Holzer’s own practice in the New York City area—ranging from Civil War-era spirits to the tormented ghosts of murder victims.
For devoted ghost-hunting aficionados curious about the practice’s history, there is no better place to start than the first book Hans Holzer wrote, Ghost Hunter.This is the 1963 book that launched his publishing career and gained him international fame.
What book are you reading to get into the Halloween spirit?
*May contain spoilers for the first two books.*
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: 5/2/2017
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.
This book was a near perfect continuation of Feyre’s adventures. It provided beautifully descriptive detail and further character development. Feyre really became a strong, dominant personality in this book which I felt was an amazing transformation from the first two novels. I think this was the author’s intent and I personally really enjoyed it. I also felt as though the reader was able to explore the minor characters in more detail as well, which was not extraordinarily present in the other two stories.
I do think that the plot moved rather quickly, which was great from that standpoint. Yet, there was something missed in the relationship between Feyre and Rhysand. I think that there should have been more included about their relationship development, because most of the book was largely focused on their various tasks.
Overall, this book was fantastic and I cannot wait to read the next novel released! I would recommend this serious one hundred times over to ages 17/18 + as some of the content is a bit mature.