The House of Falling Embers by Krystal Jane Ruin
I so wanted to love this one but it just simply fell flat for me. I wanted a cool witch story and the witch wasn’t even that big a part of the story. It was mainly about Artemis who lost her best friend/boyfriend when the house swallowed itself and nobody believed her. Now she has moved back with her boyfriend Liam who has them moving into his parents old home which actually use to belong to Aris and his family, so lots of long buried memories surface and she starts seeing strange things.
I think this might be New Adult as I believe the MC is like 22 but it felt like more a YA with all her ansty relationship problems with Liam which is what most of the story was about, that and her staring at the woods in the back where Aris disappeared.
It just bored me and then when the ending happened it felt a little rushed and unbelievable so I just really didn’t like it much.
The House by the Cemetery by John Everson
And another one I was hoping was going to be really good but I was kind of let down. I was hoping for a really cool haunted house story and the beginning started out okay and then Katie showed up. I guessed who she was right from the start and thought Mike was incredible stupid and only thinking with his hormones and loneliness and he drove me crazy. Even when he figures out who she is he is still STUPID! He made me so mad that even when the cool slasher style ending happened I didn’t enjoy it and I really think he deserved what happened to him in the end so I didn’t even fill bad for him because he was a moron.
I did enjoy the POV’s of the people who was coming into the house to fix it up as a haunted house and felt somewhat bad for them all at the end. Their parts of the book just wasn’t enough to turn the book around for me.
Now That She’s Gone by Gregg Olson
This is the second book in the Waterman and Stark series and I read the first one a few years ago but it wasn’t hard to get back into the series. I remember Brenda Nevins from the first book and she helped them with a case they were working on, but she didn’t get as much attention as she thought it would bring her. So she figures out how to manipulate a person and break out of prison with Waterman and Stark in her cross-hairs.
Meanwhile, there are some murders happening and Stark gets wrapped up in everything when a television psychic gets involved.
Overall, it was okay but I didn’t like it as much as I liked the first book. I really like Waterman and Stark but it doesn’t seem like the author is writing any more or it’s just taking a long time as there is only one other one is the series on goodreads and it is from 2016. 🙁 Oh well, it’s a decent series and I will probably get to the third book soon.