Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Secrets of Ghosts by Mardi Orlando

Title: Secrets Of Ghost 
Author: Mardi Orlando
Publisher: Trafford
Publication Date: June, 20 2012

A Secret Society An Abandoned Church And a Shadow Brought together by their mysterious gifts, seven teenagers have been stranded in no-time by their Secret Society. In an abandoned church they find a gathering of ghosted orphans, trapped for over one hundred years. To free these ghosts they will need to discover each of their identities, and to do that, this group of misfits will need to face the secrets that have haunted their own lives. It is the only way they will survive. And time is running out. A haunting fantasy, Secrets of Ghosts will intrigue those of us who like to seek amongst the shadows.

The Secrets of Ghosts

My review:

This book really was intriguing, it’s got it all, Mystery, Danger, Fantasy, romance, and darkness too. It’s like several different types too, like science fiction, fantasy fictions, and mystery, with some paranormal thrown in. Certainly can keep your interest.

When reading I really felt like I got to know the characters too, its was beautifully written, and you can tell that Mardi did extensive research for the historical facts. Very impressive.
The plot never really slows down, and the characters come to life for you it seems. You can visualize every word they speak, and what expressions they make. I am not usually one to read a book with this much history type stuff in it, as it usually will bore me. But I really wasn’t. We do get some going from the present back to World War 1 and 2 days, but it’s done well.
The tragic stories of the ghosted children touch your heart. She does an amazing job in weaving a haunting tale between the ghosted children, the local town, and the seven teens. It turns into a haunting tale that keeps you interested.
Here is a quote that is very touching:

I don’t know how much the others have figured out but I am very worried for us. I know our time is running out. I don’t think we are supposed to stay here but we can’t leave or the Shadow will get us. None of us like the Shadow. I can tell that we are fading. When I look at everyone they are starting to look different and Bruises is almost gone. I know that if we fade before we are found we will never be able to go home. If we fade, we disappear forever as if we never existed. That is very dangerous for everyone, ghosted or not.

I do not want to give too much away, trying to keep this spoiler free as I can.
It really is a interesting book, and I highly recommend it. The writing is flawless, it really is. Mardi is amazing how she brings these characters to life.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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Author's Bio:

Mardi Orlando is an author & illustrator who lives on the coast in Australia with her husband of fifteen years.
She has written several novels including a book of poetry, The Life Expectancy of Wind—illustrated with fascinating fantasy artworks. There are also several young adult novels including: The Light Voyager—a thrilling fantasy, The Amazing Life of George Fred Fiddlington—a full colour scifi story; and Adventures of The Wishall—a beautiful and magical full colour book for children.
After studying psychology she worked with many associations whilst continuing to indulge in her two passions: Science and New Age Philosophies. She has also travelled extensively and has found an open mind essential in all walks of life.

Find Mardi at these places, see her other books too at her website

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from the author of the above mentioned book/books for free in the hope that I would review and mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend books I personally read and enjoy, and you as my readers may also enjoy. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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