Friday, October 2, 2015

Release Day Review: House of Whispers by J.L. Bryan

Title: House of Whispers
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Five in the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series
Published: October 2, 2015
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!



Book Description:
The luxurious Lathrop Grand Hotel is a Savannah institution that has entertained guests for more than a century and a half, offering some of the finest accommodations in the city. Famously haunted, the hotel draws tourists from around the world eager to encounter its numerous ghosts. The hotel is also known for being honeycombed with hidden doors and secret passages, enabling staff to appear and disappear quickly as they attend to the hotel's guests.

Now some of the spirits in the Lathrop Grand have turned violent, even murderous. Ellie and Stacey must determine which ghost has become dangerous and remove it from the hotel before it can claim any more lives. They soon learn the hotel has secrets even darker than the notorious string of nineteenth-century murders that made it famous, and the powerful entities inhabiting it don't intend to leave without a fight.







I love those series that you just know you can pick up at anytime anywhere and have a great time with them. The ones that give you everything you are expecting, looking for, and craving. Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper has become that series for me.

I love everything about it. From the creepy ghosts and shadow people, to the witty one liners. This truly is just a fun read that on more than one occasion has kept me up late reading into the night, with the lights on. And the very best part about this series is the simple fact that it just keeps getting better and better.

I so love the direction that this is going and I love all the characters. In fact, my only complaint about this fifth installment is that Michael wasn't in it more. I adore him and I really hope book six gives us more of him. The way he interacts with Ellie is just fun. In fact, the way all the characters get along and care about one another is endearing. 

I am so excited for book six and I truly can't wait for more!




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*

46 comments:

  1. Wow, this series just keeps getting/sounding better, and with book five I feel like I NEED this series in my life, lol! I'm so happy you're having fun with it. Hmm, looks like book 5 is not the end, though - I must hunt these down. Great review, Ali & Happy Friday :)

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    1. I think he said book six will be out in February. ;) I'm so excited for you to read these Kim!

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  2. I'm so glad that this series is going so strongly for you, Ali! I can't believe it's already been 5 books. :)
    And there's more to come! I hope they live up to your expectations.

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    1. I really hope so too but I have a feeling that they will. ;)

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  3. Great week of J. L. Bryan Ali and from all you wonderful thoughts about the series I think I may just have chosen my next one! Happy Weekend!!

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    1. Yay! So happy to hear that Debbie! I really do hope you give it a try!

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  4. Great review, Ali! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Tyler! I hope you do as well!!

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  5. Wow! you have whipped right through this series. I am so glad you picked it up and I am not the only one trying to get people to try this series. I think it's fantastic.

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    1. It really really is Heidi. Very underrated for sure!

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  6. Yay! Come on, Book Six! :D And it would seem that I'm missing out by not checking out this series... Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I know, it can't get here soon enough! Have a great weekend too Ramona! :D

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  7. I have yet to read book 1 and I do think I want to read them all. Oh this one sounds good and I think I'll push that first book up my wishlist!

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  8. well... now I have added book 1 to my kindle, since it seems perfect for this time of year!!

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it as much as I have!

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  9. Aw those are the best types of series. I don't remember seeing these. Just how creepy are the creepy ghosts?? I mean. Say someone is a total ghost wuss? :D

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    1. They can be pretty creepy but I think you can handle them Anna. :)

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  10. sounds like a really fun series -and perfect for this time of the year! I'm glad these books are getting better and better for you!

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  11. Book six! That's insane lol glad your enjoying them :)

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  12. This sounds like a good Urban Fantasy to try! I'm nose-deep into the Harry Dresden Files series right now, but I'll try this one when I'm done with that :D :D :D

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. I nee to give that series another try. I only read the first book and didn't love it but I have a feeling it will be like the Hollows where I have to read a couple to really get into it but once I do, I will love it.

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  13. Wow, what a review. it's rare to love everything about a book. This series really does sound great.

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    1. Isn't that sad that it's true about actually loving everything in a book? It is so nice when you do find a great series.

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  14. I started book 1 yesterday with the lights off, bad idea! was so scary

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    1. LOL yeah keep the lights on! So happy you started it!

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  15. I love that you have found a series you can go to at any given time :) I'm wondering how frightening this series is though, I can only hand so much spook :P

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    1. It is creepy but not too bad. I'm usually a pretty big chicken but I adored all of these.

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  16. Yep, I so need to read this series. I am glad each book has delivered.

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    1. Read it Kim, I just know that you will like it.

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  17. I always think it is amazing when a series can be this good still when it is this far in. Glad you are enjoyed this one so much!

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    1. I do too because your're right, it can be rare sometimes for that to happen.

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  18. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Are you binge reading the series? I think I remember you reviewing the 4th one the other day?

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  19. wow that's so great! again another wonderful book for the series!

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  20. So glad this book was nearly perfect for you, Ali. And that you're looking forward to the next one. :D

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  21. Ooh, I haven't heard of this series but creepy and fun sounds like a winning combination :D

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  22. The more I read your reviews on this series, the more I think I should really check out this series! Great review :)

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  23. I have a couple authors that rock my world in everything that they write! I'm excited this series does the same for you!

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    1. It really is nice having those authors to lean on. ;)

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