An Appealing Apparition (Paranormal Historical #1)

The Spirit Mage (The Blackwood Saga #2)
December 18, 2017
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Book Description: England 1855 – The venturesome and audacious Lady Portia Phillips is determined to discover the identity of the puckish and handsome specter repeatedly appearing to her while she is visiting her cousin’s country estate. As she investigates, questions arise… is this Spirit haunting her or is there some other explanation for his ethereal appearances? Is it a cry for help? Portia must learn the truth before she loses her heart to this charmingly appealing apparition.

I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I had read another book that involved a ghost and human before and loved it, so I was immediately drawn to this book to see how it played out and I was not disappointed. I thought that the story was unique and a fun concept. Who knew that if you swore to be blood brothers/sisters that you would be able to astral travel to them?! Like I said it is just a fun concept and to me something I haven’t read much of before. I like that you know what is going on pretty fast and that you aren’t left guessing who the ghost is and how they are involved with Portia. So instead you are spending your time in the story getting to see the characters develop and see how the story is going to play out. 

I thought the characters were likable and that they played off each other well. Well okay the villains weren’t likeable, but I enjoyed their character and thought they were well written villains. I like the humor, the romance, and the small suspense that is played off between the characters. I did wish that Portia had not just assumed she knew what was going on towards the end and caused so much trouble (won’t spoil it for you read for yourself), but I was definitely happy with how the ending turned out. The twist at the end with Portia’s cousin definitely makes me want to read the next one and see who that new person that showed up is.

I thought the writing was well done, it was clear, no mistakes, you knew who was saying what and what was going on. There wasn’t a lot of filler that didn’t need to be there. The details were precise and to the point. I was definitely invested in the story and found the romance between Portia and the Spirit (don’t want to give his name away) really fun to read about. I love when people are sarcastic with each other and just have fun together. 

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish and definitely recommend you check it out!

Book Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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