H. L. Holmes
Young Adult Romance
"It's a common, known fact that mobs do not ask 'how', and Celest knew this."
Lawney's ghost stories are just fun and games for the priests and priestesses of the Temple of the Goddess of the Night. Celest doesn't believe them any more than anyone else, that is ... until she meets Lawney's ghost herself. But it's not a ghost at all. It's something that is seeking revenge from the warring royal family. Something that is lonely. Something that might just be in love .... with Celest.
My Opinion: My feelings are mixed on this book. The storyline is actually really good, though not very flushed out since it's a short book. It somewhat reminds me of Phantom of the Opera in the premise, but with a few more twists and turns to make it interesting. The characters are well made and written. I almost cried at one point reading this. The only complaints I found were that you just get dropped down in the middle of the story at first with very sparse information on what's going on, who anything is, how this fantasy world is constructed, etc. I think it takes too long to explain that. Also, there isn't enough information on how Celest feels in regards to the romance. It's a little sparse and confusing. Otherwise, it's a good book and despite how it started, I really liked it.
I received a free copy of this book for review. No other compensation was given. The summary and opinion are 100% my own.