Genre: Urban Fantasy, New Adult, Supernatural
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: May 16, 2016
Pages and Format: 342 pages; mobi
“Transformed into a “phantom” by her own titanic will to live, Lucy must feed on the essence, memories, and emotions of others to keep herself solid. After defeating her Grim Reaper and learning that she could survive without hurting people, Lucy thought the madness was finally over.
Her cravings for essence under control, Lucy tries to live a normal life. Apparently you have to be alive for that to work, though, as Lucy learns that one of her friends is more than she appears. She insists that Lucy, with her ghostly abilities and tentative immortality, can join her in the fight to help those in need.
Thrust into the role of teenage savior, Lucy Day finds herself battling a pack of voyeuristic serial killers, a mysterious and deadly wraith, and the idea that she might actually have to start dating again sometime this century.”
I received this book from the publisher Curiosity Quills Press in exchange for an honest review.
Warning! This isn’t a book I’d recommend to anyone under 17. There are tough topics in this book. Read at your own discretion.
When I first started to read this book, I was unaware it was actually a second novel. Finding that out definitely removed the feeling of “am I missing something here?” Ha.
I was utterly pulled in and rapt by this book. A few times I was called to do something and struggled to pull myself out of the book. It’s just that good.
Despite feeling I had missed out with the first book, this book does a great job of covering some of what happened in the previous book.
Lucy Day, a teenage girl who has more problems than most. First, she’s a phantom. She has to consume the essences of life like memories from pieces like jewelry or from the emotions of other people. Second, her parents are on her like a bee is to honey. They want her to become better or they’ll send her to a new school. Third, her friend wants to turn themselves into a duo who can save lives and nearly get themselves killed in the process. Not to mention her love life. Sheesh, poor girl.
During their time of saving lives, they encounter a group of people who had less than good intentions. In that time, Lucy realizes that this group is a group she has encountered before. As time goes on, Lucy and all of her friends are pulled into the horrifying world that this group is creating and are threatened. And one friend goes absolutely bat shit crazy.
This book is filled with humour, on point quips and a whole lot of heart. Lucy is a complex heroine and with her group of friends, they steal the show. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good supernatural book filled featuring the afterlife, teen drama and a bit of romance.
Meet the Author:
B.C. Johnson was born in 1985 in Southern California, and hasn’t relocated since. He discovered a love for telling stories at seven-years-old, though those consisted of either fabricating expansive lies, or writing mostly plagiarized stories. Between then and now, he’s worked a number of odd jobs, including machinist, lighting designer, demolitionist, sound mixer, receptionist, custodian, and museum events manager.
He recently cut out live theater and now writes full-time. He lives in Anaheim with his awesome fiancée, Gina, who may or may not be some kind of angel, and his half-Corgi, half-Jindo dog, Luna, (or Luna-Tuna, to her friends.) When he’s not playing video games, drumming on every surface imaginable, or spending way too much time reading tvtropes.org, you may find him writing completely not-stolen (he promises) stories. (via GoodReads)