Sunday, May 1, 2016

Review of Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp







I never thought I would be hooked into a book simply by a character's physical description.  I was  a few pages in when one of the main characters, Jeffrey Parrish, is described as a "Tim Burton character come to life".  I love Tim Burton and to be honest this book had a cool, creepy kind of vibe all the way through.  I laughed out loud quite a bit and of course there is also just the right amount of romance involved.

Sadie and her 3 friends are ghost hunters and while they may not be the best, they are the most interesting.  Sadie is always stuck as "ghost bait" while her other friends stay behind the scenes.  Each one of her friends has their own unique skill set that helps them work as a team even when they may just want to kill each other.  I think the most interesting thing about the book is that you are never really sure what is gonna happen next.  The team is young, all in their early 20's, and fresh out of college trying to figure out what they want to do with themselves and how to make ends meet.  Enter the mysterious letter promising to end all their financial struggles if they can just solve a mystery that is over a century old.  Easy, right?  They end up all over the US trying to follow the clues.  The end of the book was a surprise I didn't see coming and even better the set up for future books involving this group is done nicely.#futurehousepub #parrish

The publishing company is currently running a Goodreads giveaway that started April 30 to win a physical copy of the book (https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/184886-parrish). It was originally on sale for $.99 from April 28-30 but I bought my copy this morning and it was still on sale so snap it up while you can before it goes to the regular price of $3.99.  Now I actually received an advanced reader copy of this book from Future House Publishing for free in exchange for my honest review but I loved it so much I actually purchased a copy from Amazon (http://amzn.to/1XR1usQ ). 

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