My name is Veronika Kane and dying, dying was just the beginning. How was I supposed to know that getting smashed on my 21st birthday would lead me to becoming the 9th victim of a serial killer that's been stalking Philadelphia's streets for months? Now I'm a ghost and unlife is pretty scary. Reapers, wraiths, ghouls, gargoyles: all of the monsters that I thought were storybook characters are real! On top of it all, the powers that are in the ghost world want to enslave me and use me in their own diabolical plot to manipulate the people of the living world.
Too bad I didn't turn out to be the kind of ghost they wanted me to be, and I'm not about to let them turn me into one of their puppets. These ghosts are responsible for my murder and the murders of eight other women. A rebellion is coming, and the ghosts that run this place are about to find out just how big a mistake they made when they had me killed. My name is Veronika Kane and being murdered isn't the end of my story.
Wail of the Banshees is an urban fantasy novel and the first book in the exciting Ghost Wars saga which features paranormal horror and action set in living Philadelphia and the ghostly world of Limbo.
Disclosure: I received this audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review
While zombie stories are all the rage right now, this is the story about a "new" ghost, Veronika, who quickly learns this isn't the afterlife she'd imagined. Talk about culture shock... getting used to the various creatures she encounters is a whole new experience. Veronika is in her early twenties at the time of her demise and the narrator does a great job of giving this sassy twenty-something a voice. This story and narration reminded me alot of Ellen Muth's character in the TV series "Dead Like Me" (about another twenty-something who finds herself amongst reapers and other unsavory characters). Fun audiobook for folks who enjoy listening to irreverent ghost stories.
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Veronica Cain is a tough lady ghost, who kicks some serious supernatural butt. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Ms. Boling is an excellent narrator. If I didn't know better, I would think Veronica herself was reading the story.