Christmas Awards 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011


Ghostland by Jory Strong

Publisher: Berkley Sensation

April 2009

ISBN: 978-0-425-22606-3

Pages: 341

Post-Apocalyptic Oakland, California

Aisling McConaughey is a shamaness that has been taken from her home and family. Now she has to be careful of whom she trusts because if she trusts the wrong person her family will be the ones to pay the price. Aisling needs to enter the “ghostlands” to find out what has happened to a wealthy man’s mistress. The problem is that every time Aisling uses her abilities she has to pay a price and if she isn’t very careful one of these times she just might have to pay a price that is much to high for her.

Zurael en Caym is a Djinn prince needs Aisling to serve as bait so that he might find an ancient tablet that is very important to the Djinn. Zurael’s plan is to kill Aisling once her usefulness is done, what he doesn’t count on is how his feelings for Aisling change the more he spends with her and gets to know her better. Now once he gets what he wants he will have to decide what to do with Aisling and his feelings for her.

Aisling and Zurael have come to the attention of people that if they are not careful will make sure that they never have a future at all. Aisling and Zurael have to race to find the truth before it is too late for them. There are powerful forces that are threatening both of their worlds and they are going to have to find a way to overcome them or they may lose all that they hold dear. They are also going to have to find out what is most important to them and if there is any way that they can stay true to their honors and if they will have chance to follow what is in their hearts.

This is a great story that was some wonderful world building. The reality that is painted in this story makes it very believable and the story just comes to life for the reader. The author took the many types of paranormal stories and brought them together in a story that is very engrossing. The twist and turns this one takes will have the reader trying to figure out just who is who in the story and just who is behind all the problems that the characters are facing. This is one story the reader won’t want to put down until the very last page and will have them eagerly reaching for the next book in the series.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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