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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-10-07 02:29
Finished Reading Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper - J.L. Bryan

I loved J.L Bryan's ghosts and Ellie Jordan's character! Some ghosts are bad but others are only trying to help, like Mercy. The ghosts in this story are trapped in a house called The Marsh House. It is a creepy dark mansion that was sold to a family with dreams of turning it into a bed and breakfast or possibly a hotel. However, they quickly find out it is haunted when strange things begin to happen.

The father is a drunken slob who refuses to believe there is a ghost in their house and his daughter Lexie is traumatized by having seen one.

It is the ghost of Mercy Cutledge, which we know, is only trying to warn them by telling them to leave because there is a dangerous evil inside the walls.

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Her mother Anna Treadwell is the only sensible one who reaches out to Ellie Jordan for help.

 

Ellie Jordan has to get rid of the ghost of Mercy Cutledge, so they perform a couple things, like stage a funeral, but it doesn't work, so now, Ellie is forced to evict her. Before that happens, she gathers more facts about the owners of that particular house. I found the research fascinating. Ellie and her partner Stacey also break into the same loonie bin asylum her ghost lived in but was long since shut down and abandoned. That part gave me the creeps. They didn't have a machete but wore boots and waded in tangled vines, smashed glass and tall weeds in a thorny jungle.  I can picture them both running like a bat out of hell out of that decrepit place. Good times.  

 

After doing some research, she finds out the owner used to be Augustus March born 1848 and had amassed a lot of money. He marries Eugenia who was a good church-going woman, but she develops a strange sudden illness and died in 1901. It was suspicious.


Augustus has a bad reputation and a few years later his house is turned into a high-class brothel or some shit like that. I can't remember if he did it himself or if it was his niece Louisa Marsh (?). Augustus left his house to her, which by the end of his life was about all he had left.

He was stabbed to death in 1954 by Mercy Cutledge and everyone assumes she was crazy. She accuses Mr. Marsh of being an "occult wizard who is in league with demons" She was sent to an asylum aka mental hospital but later was murdered in Mr. Marsh's house.

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Long story.

 

Anyway, the writing is good. I was afraid when Ellie began discussing how some ghosts can actually hurt us, that I would start hearing and seeing ghosts and didn't want them to hurt me ~ Lol I felt like crawling under my blanket with the classic case of the shivers. Like Scooby-Doo!

I am looking forward to reading more in the series. I am already attached to the characters. So fun.

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text 2018-10-05 08:04
Reading progress update: I've read 60%.
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper - J.L. Bryan

When Ellie tells us that ghosts can sometimes hurt you, i.e: burn you telekinetically, I admit to being scared *shivers um I need to sleep tonight?

 

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text 2018-08-21 17:40
Dragons in Our Midst: The Complete Series - Bryan Davis,Peter Sandon

These are officially my favorite books of all time (So far!). They are part of a Christian series and just has a really good plot and stuff. Super good! I did not actually listen to the audiobooks, but this was all I could find (I have the paperbacks at home.).

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review 2018-08-12 02:17
Lift Your Light a Little Higher: The Story of Stephen Bishop: Slave-Explorer - Heather Henson,Bryan Collier

This children's book is very well done. It details what is known about Stephen Bishop, a slave who conducted tours of Mammoth Caves. Told by him, the author and illustrator cover not only slavery and race laws pre-Civil War, but also do so in a beautiful and lyrical manner. There is a note at the end that details the known facts about Bishop

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review 2018-08-07 16:58
Another look at the Witchblade legend - a new creative tram - quite good.
Witchblade (2017) #1 - Bryan Valenza,Roberta Ingranata,Caitlin Kittredge

 

 

This latest look at the Witchblade brings us a new possessor of the Witchblade with all her problems and doubts. It introduces a whole load of subordinate characters and the whole thing works well even if the reader is not familiar with previous incarnations. The plot moves along at a reasonable pace and the illustrations are not as refined as in previous series but are still of good quality. Quite good stuff – and now on to Volume 2.

 

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