Tuesday, 8 October 2013

*{Blog Tour Stop}* Review : The Ghost Files : Volume I By Apryl Baker



Summary :

Cherry blossom lipstick:  check

Smokey eyes:  check

Skinny jeans:  check

Dead kid in the mirror:  check

For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.
Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally.

  Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance.

 Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…
Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?


Review :

I really really really enjoyed this book. I loved the main character immediately.
Mattie has always ignored the lingering ghosts in her life, but everything changes when her foster sister becomes one of them. She knows acknowledging the ghosts will open a door she really doesn't want to open, but she has to try to find out what is going on. She has no idea how much danger opening that door will let loose. 
 Although she has had a difficult life she is a strong young lady with a stand-on-my-own attitude. Her sweet boyfriend,Jake, seems to understand her walls, moods and attitudes. But, the one who understands her most is Office Dan who is called in to investigate the disappearance of Mattie's foster sister.
I really can't say enough about how incredible this book is. The characters will draw readers in from page one. Mattie is a very complicated character with demons that have shaped who she is, but she's still very I loved the main character immediately.
Mattie has always ignored the lingering ghosts in her life, but everything changes when her foster sister becomes one of them. She knows acknowledging the ghosts will open a door she really doesn't want to open, but she has to try to find out what is going on. She has no idea how much danger opening that door will let loose. 
 Although she has had a difficult life she is a strong young lady with a stand-on-my-own attitude. Her sweet boyfriend,Jake, seems to understand her walls, moods and attitudes. But, the one who understands most is Office Dan who is called in to investigate the disappearance of Mattie's foster sister.
I really can't say enough about how incredible this book is. The characters will draw readers in from page one. Mattie is a very complicated character with demons that have shaped who she is. As she faces dangers, both physical and emotional, readers will be on the edge of their seats flipping pages as fast as they can. Officer Dan is another character readers will latch onto. His relationship with Mattie is hard to define, but that only makes it more interesting and captivating.I'm really excited to see where the story goes with their relationship. Then you have Eric, who is a ghost, but an incredible character that I was fascinated by. His relationship with Mattie is even more complicated! 
Every chapter was intense, and I'm glad I read it! It kept me guessing who was behind this mess after all  Overall an amazing story and a great cliffhanger as well!

About The Author :



So who am I? Well, I’m the  crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies.  My friend Chazz laughs at me when I scare myself watching them and  tells me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I  grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West  Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees,  and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew  by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to  sleep.

 Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and  morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always  someone to tell your mama on you. So when you get grounded, what is  there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel.  It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it  fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries  and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and  would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main  characters.

 Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my  family and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly  when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats  start yelling something fierce…lol.

 I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

PS: DO NOT GET IN MY WAY IF THERE IS A SALE ON AT TARGET – my home away from home!