Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: The Tower by J.L. Bryan

Title: The Tower
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Nine of the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series
Published: October 28, 2017
Source: ARC Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy/Ghost 
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
Ellie's new case takes her far out of town, to an historic but crumbling nineteenth-century skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. The reclusive, once-prominent family living at the top of the tower are experiencing paranormal disturbances that grow more threatening by the day.


Ellie and Stacey must unravel the hidden history of the tower and the ancestors of the family who occupy it—a history full of crime, corruption, wealth, and power. With floor after floor of dark, haunted spaces, the labyrinthine antique tower presents one of the greatest ghost-trapping challenges that Ellie has ever faced. 




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It is always a sign of a good author when even though I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open and it's the middle of the night and this book is super creepy, I still can't put it down. And not just can't, but I don't even want to, it is just that good.

That is what the whole Ellie Jordan series to date, has been like for me, a book drug that I just can't seem to get enough of.

Bryan not only knows how to write a story that is engaging and entertaining but so filled with look over your shoulder, feel goose bumps on your arm moments that it isn't even funny. I mean truly, sometimes these books freak me out so much, I have to leave a light on (usually the TV on mute) will I read them because, hello, the ghosts! The creepy crawlies, the darkness shudders, it can be a bit much and yet I absolutely love them and love Bryan for creating those moments where I have to look around to make sure no one is watching me and be nervous when the lights start to flicker (where are those Winchester boys when you need them?) because what if?

I loved how much darker this story seemed. With deep hidden family secrets and skeletons in every closet, it really was different from the others. 

Ellie is still torn up by the events of the past few weeks and with everything that has happened, is more than happy to get away from it all, even if getting away means visiting a haunted tower that might be more dangerous and more creepy than anything she has encountered yet.  

This book was so incredibly hard to put down and I flew through it even though I wanted it to last forever. It was so much fun. And just when I thought it wasn't  going to be scary or creepy anymore Bryan would throw in something else to make me shudder and look over my shoulder and pull a blanket up around my shoulders and want to jump at every little noise I heard. It was creeptastic and probably one of my favorites to date. I loved everything about it. 





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

24 comments:

  1. Thanks to you I bought book 1 but I still need to read it

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    1. I'm so glad you did, it really is such a fun series. Hope you love it!

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  2. Haha yes! That is definitely a sign that you're loving a book. It hasn't happened to me in a while, but maybe I need to give this series a try then! ;)

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    1. You should! I think the first book might even still be free. ;)

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  3. Creeptastic read! Woohoo! I need one of those from time to time.

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    1. I think everyone should have a good scary book every once in a while. ;)

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  4. That's great you're still loving this series! Sounds like something I'd enjoy too. :) It's always great when an author can keep you reading.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Oh I agree. Definitely try his work, I think the first book is still on Amazon for free.

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  5. Oh I know exactly what you mean Kindlemom about having to use toothpicks to keep your eyes open but saying, just one more page/chapter etc... Great review thanks

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one. ;) Thanks Debbie!

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  6. It's so nice to find a book that you don't want to put down.

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  7. Love the sound of this. The fact that you were willing to forego sleep for this one is a testament to its greatness. :)

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  8. I love it when a story is so good you don't want to put it down to sleep! I don't love it in the morning, though, lol!

    I'm one of those people who love to be scared but then have horrible frights and nightmare to pay for it. I'm definitely glad to not be alone in bed when I wake up freaked out. I try not to wake the hubby, but his presence is a relief! Wonderful review! :)

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  9. I've not heard of this series, but you really have me intrigued. I love dark stories and it has been a long time since I've read a ghost story. I'm adding to my ever growing TBR. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  10. I want to start mine so bad but I need to finsih what I am reading. I love this series and I am so glad you gave it a try and that you love it too.

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    1. You're going to like it. It's darker in a lot of ways.

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  11. Wow, I love how strong this series is and when you cannot put a book down that is high praise!

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  12. Gosh dang it. I planned to zip through this series, but it has already been ... months since I read the 2nd or 3rd book. Ugh, cant even remember which I'm on.

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