The Blurb: One night in a haunted house thrusts Andrew Hollenbeck into the center of a sixty-year-old curse. In his dreams, he meets a mysterious stranger named Caius. With each recurring dream, the connection between them grows. But it is one thing to fall for someone you cannot have, it is something else entirely to fall for a person who doesn’t exist. Or does he?
Details from Andrew’s dreams are seeping into reality, in the form of books he’s never seen before and a terrifying creature called the Snake. He wants to believe that Caius could be real too, but waking Caius with a kiss would only be the beginning of their story.
Caius is a sorcerer who cursed people in the past, and he’s been trapped in the dream as punishment for his crimes. Andrew doesn’t think Caius is evil, but if he were to awaken, would he be the charming man Andrew knows? Or a villain in disguise?
Title: Ghost 👻 House: A Fairy Tale
Author: Jacqueline Grey
Release Date: 9/24/2019
Genre/ Trope(s): Gay Romance; PNR;
Page Count: 244p.
SteaMMy Swordplay: 2 out of 5⚔
Sharonica-Stars: 5 out of 5✨
GoodReads AVG: 4.44🌟
MMy Thoughts and Review:
I have a confession… I am one of those people who will skip a blurb and read a book solely based on the cover of the genre is right. That is precisely what happened with, Ghost House. I was so intrigued by the cover I just had to read it when the ARC came my way.
That being said when the book began I thought perhaps I had made a mistake as the opening scene involves a group of college kids, flashlights, alcohol, and a “haunted house.” The group are going to spend the night in the derelict mansion, because no slasher story ever began that way in the history of books and film, right? !?!😂😂😂
Anyway, as the story unfolds and our young MC, Andrew begins to experience things through his dreams, many other aspects of his life are effected.
Andrew meets another man in these dreams, and it is this man who has the greatest effect on him, both in and out of sleep. The more Andrew learns however, the more he begins to wonder if Caius is real, and if he is, is he good or evil?
I thought this book was brilliant! It was smart, imaginative, and held me spellbound til the very end. It has a bit of a Gothic vibe to it, with a bit of old Vincent Price movie flare. Of all the books I have read this year, this is definitely one of the most original.
***For those who don’t like a lot of steaMMy Swordplay, there is one scene and it takes place at the very end.***
If you don’t read another PNR this year, you MUST read this one!😍
5 if-dreams-were-wishes-stars ✨✨✨✨✨
I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review. 💋