|Spirit Trilogy #1
|D. Nichole King
|April 28th 2014
|Carrie Reese doesn’t believe in ghosts—until she falls in love with one.
From the moment he walks through the door, a cool breeze surrounds Carrie. She knows Lucas is too good to be true…and he is. Because he’s dead.
Devastated over her parents’ divorce, 17 year-old Carrie is spending the summer with her grandparents in Villisca—the creepiest town in Iowa. Even though it makes her skin crawl, Carrie doesn’t regard the haunting of the infamous Moore House to be anything more than superstition.
Lucas, however, knows exactly why the mysterious farmhouse should be avoided. But that’s not what brings him to town. As a ghost, he cannot cross over into the afterlife until he finds his soul, and there’s someone in Villisca who can help. Instead, he finds Carrie. And there’s something about her that draws him in. Why didn’t he find her sooner? Like, when he was alive?
When the force of their love disrupts the containment spell around the Moore House, the rift to Hell inside the attic opens, releasing the demons. Since love isn’t meant to be shared between the living and the dead, the demons target the lovers, intent on dragging them to where their souls will face eternal destruction.
Sometimes there’s more at risk than merely dying.
Gosh – I knew why I waited so long to start reading the Spirit Triology by D. Nichole King.
I had several reasons, one was that at first I wanted the trilogy to be complete before starting (again as mentioned before you may thank Sylvia Day for that OCD). Another reason was that as a blogger my reading schedule is always more than full. But the morst important was that I need to have the right mindset.
I promised to read it and now over the last weekend I finally did. And wow … this was just like I hoped it would be. A reader always looks for that HIGH he felt the first time he read a book and loved it. And when you read a Blurb and think “this could be the next one of those” you tend to get afraid of disappointment (at least I do).
So when I read the blurb of this series I felt THIS COULD BE IT … the next really big story after a series that left real big footsteps to follow. And I got scared… of me being not open minded enough. (I am not going to mention the series because that has been done so often in other cases and I know I tends to irritate me – not going there) …
And what can I say … it did not last long and my mind was drawing lines to connect dots in the plot right to THOSE books…. There was even one passage where I thought “seriously?” .. but suddenly I felt I was being unfair to the book and it was when talked myself into letting this comparison go I really started to like the book.
Still I can not get all those thoughts out of my mind because really there are a lot of similarities in the plotline but the characters themselves are completely different.
If there is one thing I do not like about these books it is the triangle factor. I always struggle with that – no matter the novel. The blurb never mentioned that and I am not sure what my reaction would have been when it came to choosing this book to read it – if I had known about that.
Other than that I am not really sure what to say about the plot that has not been mentioned in the blurb. Telling much more would be spoilering parts of the story and I think I already did enough of that by simply mentioning the triangle …
But on the other hand these few lines feel insignificant and insufficient for the quantity of pages that I read.
So lets stick to feelings during reading. From the first pages the reader feels welcome in this new world that the author created. It seems to be a simple world and the reader is slowly eased into the plot. Then step by step this world becomes more complicated until you realize that you have been drawn into it and I could not put the book down. So yes I am happy to have decided that I will only start reading until this series is completed.
BUT to be fair to the Author – she was kind to the reader, even if you knew that the story continued you never felt like you were left with a huge cliffhanger at the end of book 1 & 2. It was like eating tofu, you weren’t hungry anymore but you were never fully satisfied (I think some people are staring at me now… others will get it)
There is love, friendship and sacrifices.
So many feelings….
In total the way this story is written it might have been better to make the characters a tiny bit older… more college than high school, because they felt so grown up … all of them from the first page on that some moments you wondered how old they really were.
I really loved this story and I want to recommend it to all lovers of YA/NA paranormal romances. Let this Idea of Lucas grow… it is really so well developed an unique
Be open … don’t let other stories cloud your mind.