Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review: Undertow by Toni Holly

Title: Undertow
Author: Toni Holly
Series: Novella
Published By: Pink Gables Publishing (August 11, 2015)
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 4 Stars


Book Description:
A hereditary curse 

Tiffany "Tiffy" Schafer is a novice Shaman. Saddled with spook-o-vision on her sixteenth birthday, Tiffy can chat with ghosts and may eventually be able to speak with Nature spirits like her Nana. Instead of vacations and sunbathing, she gets to spend an exciting summer in strict tutelage of how to use her new "gifts." 

A summer of strange disappearances 

After a friend of Tiffy's ex-boyfriend goes missing, the boy returns as a grotesque Merrow: an undead thrall of a water witch. She realizes there's something fishy going on in her coastal town than simple disappearances. 

Caught in the middle of this brewing supernatural battle is the boy Tiffy swore to love forever. The prize: his heart.









Is there ever anything that isn't irresistible about a  good ghost story? If there is, I'm not sure (thankfully) that I've encountered it. 

It truly is hard for me to resist a well written, well plotted ghost story and Ms. Holly reminded me why I haven't given up on indie authors.

Every now and then you come across one that can truly write and entertain and captivate.

I had so much fun with this short little read that I truly didn't want it to be over and I highly look forward to the next. I can see this series becoming something that will be so much fun. 

This was well done and I 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.*

34 comments:

  1. I also love ghost stories so I totally get you.

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    1. There is just something about them. ;)

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  2. Yay for good ghost stories! Glad you enjoyed this!

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  3. Never seen this one before. I do love a good ghost story though.

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    1. I bet you like this and it was a fast read which was nice.

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  4. I love ghost stories too! This looks pretty good and I love that cover. Beautiful.

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  5. No Ali there is nothing better than a good ghost story and it looks like this one was right up your alley :)

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  6. It's been a while since I've read a good ghost story Ali, I think this needs to go on my list:) Love the cover too! So pretty and creepy at the same time.

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  7. Glad to hear this worked so well for you! I do like a well done ghost story. :)

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    1. There is just something fun about them isn't there?

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  8. I adore a good ghost story as well. The cover for this is awesome. I will have to try and check it out.

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  9. I like ghost stories, but I'm selective; I love the cover art on this one!

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  10. So it's a GOOD standalone novella? Nice.

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    1. It is good but it's part of a series or will be when the first book is done. ;)

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  11. This is totally new to me..but I love the whole supernatural/witchy thing on a lake setting!!

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  12. I love ghost books too. I'm wondering how she pulls it off in such a short book but it sounds great!

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    1. There was a lot packed in this short read for sure but it was done nicely!

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  13. It's awesome when short books make you want to read more. Awesome Review!!

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  14. I always have high hopes for ghost stories and am often disappointed but I think this one sounds like something I would like.

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  15. I'm not familiar with this series, but I'm glad you enjoyed this novella.

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  16. This is new to me, but thank you for introducing me to an awesome indie author!

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    1. Of course! I really need to do more of these. ;)

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  17. This does sound good! I just might have to read it sometime:) Thanks for sharing!

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