Book Title: Ghostly Echoes
Book Author: William Ritter
Page Count: 340 Pages
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Hello Book Friends! I hope today is a splendid one for you!
How excited was I to read this particular book? Well, SUPER excited, let me tell you. I really feel like it’s been a long wait from the first book to the this one and I couldn’t believe I FINALLY made it here! This book had my FULL ATTENTION now, not just 97% of it. I may or may not have almost spilt my precious tea from so much excitement! 😅
I couldn’t wait to finally discover Jenny’s story and background. (Especially since it’s been so hyped up in the previous books!)
This is one is my favorite out of them so far! This book seemed a little darker than the previous ones, but I can handle the darkness.( #supernaturalfanrighthere 😂) I still enjoyed this story so, so much! I can’t wait to finishing collecting all of the books! I purchased the first one since I loved it so much and so far I’ve checked all the other ones out at – you guessed it… the library!
And I absolutely adore the covers of these books, I mean how pretty is that!
The story picks up right where last book left off, leaving us ready to finally hear about Jenny’s story. I feel so proud of this girl for trying so hard at what she’s attempting to do. Although Abigail is still the protagonist in the story, I feel like Jenny was the person whose had so much growth in the book. She dealt with a lot of things that she was ready to face before and she seems to be so much stronger and better because of it!
Trouble always seems to brew when Jenny and Abigail get together, despite Jackaby’s warnings! I had of few moments of predictability, but I’m blaming it all on my horrible ability to predict things like that. How dare I!? 😂 It’s okay, I still enjoyed this story.
This is where Abigail is introduced to Pavel. She realizes she’s met the guy before, he’s the CREEPY one that she sees on the train that seems suspicious to her in Beastly Bones that’s been stalking her. I knew there was something different about the dude, but I must say, I did not see THAT coming, lol.
Abigail gets to see a little about what happened to Jenny before she became ghost, and you learn a lot about her relationship with Carson – her fiancè. You also find out about Pavel. But Pavel is definitely on the villanous side, that much you can tell. Abigail immediately doesn’t like him. Good for you, Abigail. Go team instincts!
Jenny’s been having these Echoes throughout the story, and even had a few back in Beastly bones. This is where she’s in a trance, and she’s having a memory of the past. In the real world she causes everything around her to become icy. This is NOT a good thing. Oh, no. Don’t do that Jenny! I felt so bad for the ghost, every time she had one of these episodes but even more so for Abigail with having to deal with the after math.
Jackaby is totally against what the girls are doing, and he makes sure to let them know that he won’t allow it again. It’s obvious that Jackaby is dragging on with this case. He doesn’t want to do it, but he doesn’t want to go against Jenny’s wishes. Unfortunately, you find out that there’s been a murder and is EXACTLY like Jenny’s case. So now Jackaby has to investigate, whether he wants to do or not. Jackaby is still working with Jenny throughout the book teaching her that her fears are just mind over matter.
Abigail ends up stumbling upon Pavel under the investigation and you find out that Pavel is a vampire. Okay, creepy factor explained, but still creepy here nonetheless. He’s no more likeable than before.
During the investigation Jackaby has called Charlie to help! I’m pretty sure he did it just for Abigail and I couldn’t be happier about that. Abigail is like the little sister Jackaby never had. So cute! You can see that Jackaby loves the two of them, though he would deny it completely if asked.
Also, can I just comment on how awesome Carson is? His faith in Jenny is encouraging and amazing and I think it’s awesome how he admires her ability to learn. Also he thought she was bloody brilliant which makes him swoon worthy in my mind.
The Dire Council. I feel like this whole deal just came out the blue. I only recall minor things here and there that led up to these events, but I don’t think it was significant enough. There could have more. There could always be more writing though. Maybe that’s why I LOVE huge books.
The INFORMATION at the end of the book though. Honestly, I was a bit shook there. I understand why Abigail’s angry. Heck, I’m angry. We’re all angry. Still, I ended up loving this book and I can’t wait to read the last book in the series!
Anyways, these are my non-spoilery opinions and thoughts about this book! Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below! Also, thanks for reading!
If you want to find out more about the story you can check it out here: Ghostly Echoes
And if you want to find out more about this author you check it out here: William Ritter