Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: Maze of Souls by J.L. Bryan

Title: Maze of Souls
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Six on the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series
Published: February 27, 2016
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!



Book Description:
It's October, and down at newly opened Pine Hollow Farm, the ghosts are running wild!. This “genuine” old-time family farm offers a big heap of fun fall activities. You can drink cider fresh from the orchard, enter a pumpkin-carving contest, and explore the five-acre corn maze. At night, if you aren't too scared, join the haunted hayride through the woods, featuring a genuine eighteenth-century cemetery. According to local legend, the ghost of a horseman has ridden the old dirt road through the woods for nearly two centuries, menacing travelers. Hayriders beware!

Then the real ghosts start to come out, threatening visitors to the farm and the family who live there. Paranormal detective Ellie Jordan travels out to the remote farm to root out the dangerous spirits. Ellie and her assistant Stacey must move fast, because the night is coming when all ghosts will be at full strength and free to roam—the night of Halloween. 








I have to start off by saying that I just adore this series so I may be a bit biased with this review. Actually no, that isn't true, Bryan deserves all the credit and praise he gets for his work, they really are that good, that fun, and even that creepy and at times, horrific. 

This has quickly become not only a favorite series of mine but one that I eagerly await each new installment of. 

This was just so much more than the others, don't get me wrong, they are all fabulous, but things were seriously ramped up. The danger was greater, the stakes higher, and Ellie is in a position that she has never been in before, both work wise and relationship wise. This was unputdownable. 

It freaked me out, gave me chills, made me mad, made me sad, made me laugh, and almost everything in between. I just adored it and with that ending, I can't wait for more. 

I'm so excited about where this series is going and am on edge with what will happen next. This is definitely one serious that needs to be read, talked about, and one that needs to be taken note of. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. I just finished my review for this one as well. This one was probably one of my favorites. I love Halloween!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mine too, I loved the whole Halloween theme.

      Delete
  2. Wow great review Kindlemom and I am very intrigued. Do they read well alone or does it make sense to start at book one?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It would make more sense I think to read them in order.

      Delete
  3. I love it when I become full on obsessed with a series and this one sounds exactly that kind of series for you, Ali! I need to pick up a book by this author at some point this year!
    Lovely review! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really do too Nick and this is definitely one of those.

      Delete
  4. Dang! Sounds exciting! Love that it's getting you more and more excited as it goes :D Thanks for the heads up! This is a new one to me I think :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is fun and it is an adult series which is nice.

      Delete
  5. I'm glad you're enjoying the series, Ali!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I NEED TO READ THESE BOOKS ALI! I love Jeff's work so much:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You definitely need to read them then Jenny!

      Delete
  7. I can't believe this is book 6 already! This is one series that has been on my radar and I know I need to read it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They go super fast so definitely don't be intimidated by the number out already!

      Delete
  8. I'm glad to hear its still good by the 6th book! I want to read this series. I'm super intrigued!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's just getting better Erin, definitely try it!

      Delete
  9. Wow. You didn't waste any time reading this one. I just got my copy late last week. I hope to dig in soon. Glad you continue to love this series.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're going to love it too Heidi. ;)

      Delete
  10. So glad you enjoyed this one and the series so much!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm not necessarily a ghost person but I might be able to get into this. Thanks for sharing it and nice review. Glad to see you're having a good time with this series!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is so good and perfect for any season but especially fall. ;)

      Delete
  12. Oh wow, this book made you feel a lot! You must've been so dazed when you finished it ;D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes but I loved it. I love when authors can do that. ;)

      Delete
  13. Anythin scary I'm all for, the rest is gravy. I will have to look this up

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You might really like this Braine!

      Delete
  14. Ooh, I have the first book on my Kindle! I do need to read a lot of those forgotten gems. Great review!

    ReplyDelete
  15. *facepalm* I have book one and two of this series..I so need to try them! I love your excitement and all the feels..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad you have them at the very least. I really do hope you like them Kim.

      Delete
  16. Sounds like this series has put you through the wringer! But that's why you're so addicted to the books. Lol. I'm glad the books are just getting better and better with every instalment, Ali.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is why. ;) I love that connection to characters.

      Delete
  17. AAAAh I know I need to read book 1! Will add it to wishlist right now!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I need to read the 2nd book still. I like having six now that I can spread out, but don't want to wait too long between books. Glad to see it's still going strong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too and they do read really fast so I'm sure it will take you no time at all to get through them. ;)

      Delete
  19. I'm not familiar with this series, but you had me at creepy and horrific. LOL I will be adding book one to my ever growing TBR list. Great review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome and I think it's still free on Amazon so bonus!

      Delete
  20. There is absolutely nothing wrong with biased reviews, I have a few in my pocket too ;)

    On another note, I had a friend recently admit in a conversation that she has a serious obsession with the urban fantasy and paranormal genres and my thoughts immediately went to you! I'll have to tell her about this one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww thanks! Definitely let her know about it, it really is a fun one.

      Delete