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4.0 out of 5 starsMystery, Adventure , Intrigue, the Paranormal .....and love
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2019
This 2nd book in the Freak House Trilogy has all of that and a great lead in to the next book, Heart Burn. I am enjoying these characters and just how normal the author makes the paranormal. The characters are believable as are their gifts. It is also nice that the book is not overly narrated. The characters tell most of the story through their dialog. I can hardly wait to find out who summoned the demon, how Hannah is cured (if and all), more about the background of these characters (Bollard included), and answers to all the other mysteries. So much to be resolved !
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Enjoyable Read...mystery, sparks, demons, chaos & budding chemistry
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2019
4.5 🌟This story grew on me . There is a decent amount of mystery, hurdles, paranormal elements, interesting characters and spark worthy chemistry with a bit of angst. I enjoyed the first book, but did not purchase the second right away. The thing is...I found myself thinking about the story and wanting to find out what was going to happen to the FMC & MMC. I enjoyed it. Recommended for a quick historical/mystery/paranormal romance fix. *There are some elements of violence & light teasing chemistry that may be better suited to mature young adults.
CJ Archer keeps doing it - creating wonderful stories with interesting characters. Each book increases our knowledge of the characters and their relationship without detracting from the ability to read the book as a standalone. Great job!
4.0 out of 5 starsReally enjoy all of CJ Archer's series
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2016
Really enjoy all of CJ Archer's series. This one -- as all the others -- sets up relationships between characters that continue in some of her other series as well. I also highly recommend her Ministry of Curiosities series and the Watchmaker's Daughter trilogy. They are even better!!!!!!! (But read all her books. Very fun!)
The notion that every author has one book in them resonates here. Ms. Archer does vary elements in her novels but her chief protagonist is invariably a young woman with an unusual (paranormal) ability who is smitten with a young man unable (or unwilling) to interact with her romantically. This relatively early effort lacks the historically accurate details of the Victorian era's daily life that enlivens her later work.
Doomed, doomed. Looks like I have another great trilogy to keep checking on so I can immediately pre-order #3. Book 2 was ever better than the first. A really good love story (maybe more than one) is developing in a most interesting fashion, and paranormal activities abound. The action is riveting in places, with good guys and totally nasty villains in abundance. Couldn't recommend a fantasy/romance any better.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2017
Enjoyed it but oh how I wish some authors would get their facts right. It's no use trying to convince us UK readers that this is set in Victorian England and then using words like 'BLOCK' to say someone is going a short distance away, as in "It's only a few blocks away". No English person, both then and now would have ever said this as it's an American saying not a UK one. Minor irritation I know, but takes away my enjoyment.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2018
I have been following C J Archer since reading The Medium (Emily Chamber Spirit Medium Book1) I am about half way through this book at the mement and thoroughly enjoying it. I find her books to be a nice easy read. I shall be purchasing the next one in the series as soon as I finish this one.
This was a very enjoyable book, only the second I've read by this author. I enjoy the style of writing - fairly bounces along with plot twists and interesting characters. Have already downloaded the sequel and am looking forward to reading that.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2015
I read the 1st book in a bundle...Supernatural Touch...this is not the 1st time I have deviated from the bundle to continue a story...excellent..having read the 1st one I had to buy the 2nd and enjoyed it so much I have now downloaded the 3 book Heart Burn...if it's as good as the other 2 I will be so pleased...excellent author....