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The Ghost Bride - Yangsze Choo
The Ghost Bride
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Li Lan, a young Chinese woman, lives in 1890s colonial Malaya with her quietly ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition — the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he’s dead. After a fateful visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan... show more
Li Lan, a young Chinese woman, lives in 1890s colonial Malaya with her quietly ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition — the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he’s dead.

After a fateful visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also by her desire for the Lim’s handsome new heir, Tian Bai. Night after night, she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, with its ghost cities, paper funeral offerings, vengeful spirits and monstrous bureaucracy. Li Lan must uncover the Lim family’s darkest secrets, before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781471400797 (1471400794)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
4.0 The Ghost Bride
This book sat unread on my Kindle for nearly three-and-a-half years. For NEARLY THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS I deprived myself of the beautiful, evocative storytelling of Yangsze Choo. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!? (No, wait. Don’t answer that.) Semi-incoherent gushing to follow. This book is gorgeous. The...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
4.0 The Ghost Bride ★★★★☆
The Ghost Bride is one of those books where you have to endure a bit and set aside some initial impatience (with the pace, with the characters, with the romance setup) until the story takes off and it all starts to evolve. There’s a lot to love here. The beautiful imagery, the cast of characters, th...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 Malay flavored YA
Ghostly, entertaining jaunt. Foreign setting, lots of fantasy, family intrigues and romance. Teens and young adults would be a good audience for this one. I liked it well enough, though I wanted to thump some sense into Li Lan several times. And she does the distressed damsel quite a bit. And some...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Ghost Bride
‘If we’re going to have a wedding, maybe we should have an exorcism first.’ ‘Are you mad?’ she said. ‘That’s the last thing anybody wants to hear before a wedding!’ Finally, finally, I got to read Ghost Bride. It's been on my kindle for such a long time, I nearly forgot about it. I had tried to...
want a real life adventure? come to Australia we have spiders bigger than your hand.
want a real life adventure? come to Australia we have spiders bigger than your hand. rated it
2.0 The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The main character was clearly dropped on her head as a child, and I had a lot of other issues with this book. Weirdly I still enjoyed the writing style, enough so that I didn't ditch the book. Which is saying something. The topic was also rather interesting. Still had some major issues, like the ...
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