Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Review: The Necromancer's Library by J.L. Bryan

Title: The Necromancer's Library
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Twelve in the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series
Genre: Paranormal/Ghost
Published: April 30, 2020
Source: ARC Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!



Book Description:
The antebellum mansion sits isolated in the overgrown countryside like a forgotten temple. Within it lie the dark, twisting paths of a private library possessing secrets from across the ages. The collection of ancient and medieval occult manuscripts tell of conjuring spirits and raising the dead, of making contact with supernatural realms and beings usually forbidden to living mortals.

The house's recently deceased owner was a reclusive former professor who transformed his home into a great library, but his desire for hidden knowledge and arcane power may have led him into madness, even death.


Disturbing specters now haunt the new occupants of the house, who turn to paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan for help. Ellie must unravel the mysteries of the occult library before she can banish its ghosts and make the house safe again for the living.





This series has been so much fun from the very beginning and truly does seem to get even better with each new adventure. I adore a good ghost story and Bryan always delivers with one that will not only have chills running up and down my spine the whole time, eagerly turning the pages, but also one that makes me leave the lights on because, you know, ghosts! Who doesn't love a good ghost story after all?

 The kind that makes you shudder and question those bumps in the night. The kind that have you looking over your shoulder as you are reading to make sure no one is creeping in the shadows watching you. The kind that completely can take your breath away and still leave you wanting more.

I love this series and this latest, set in a library of all places, truly was a treat. So much fun. So spooky, so chilling and I devoured every single page. 

Another amazing edition to the series and I am so glad it is still going strong and I can't wait for the next one. 




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

40 comments:

  1. I need to check this out. Happy to see you back.

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    1. Thanks so much and the first book is free on Amazon!

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  2. Ah I love the sound of this one. Glad to see you are back.

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    1. Thanks so much, it feels good to do something in the blog world again. ;)

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  3. I'm a bit behind, I need to read book 5

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    1. They are just so much fun and I always love the creepy atmosphere in them.

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  4. This is a new to me series! I'm curious but I'm not sure about anything described as chilling, I'm too much of a coward for that, lol.

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    1. They aren't too scary. Grab the first book on Amazon, it's free and check it out. ;)

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  5. Wow, book 12! That's amazing that the series is going still strong. I'm too much of a wuss for books about ghosts but I've heard such good things from you and others about this series!

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    1. It does get scary but not so much so that I can't sleep at night. I think murder mysteries freak me out more at night where my mind won't shut off than these do. ;) It's the real monsters you always have to be more afraid of.

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  6. I feel like it's been forever since I've read a ghost story - glad to hear you are still loving these books. And books set in libraries are fantastic!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I agree! I always love when a main character loves to read as well. You instantly feel like kindred spirits with them LOL!

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  7. I love ghost stories too, so I'm eager to check out this series! Plus, a haunted library just sounds too awesome to pass up.

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    1. Definitely grab the first book off Amazon then, it is still free!

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  8. Holding strong into the double digits of the series. That's what I like to see. :) Take care!

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    1. It really is great when that happens! Hope you take care as well!

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  9. I am glad to see this series is still going strong and delivering for you!

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  10. Honestly, I'm a little intimidated by the number of books in this series, but I have the first three. I just need to get them on audio so I'll actually read them! Glad to hear you loved this one!

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    1. They all read pretty quickly so I really do hope you give them a try!

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  11. This sounds like such a fun spooky read; perfect for Halloween, or when I'm in the mood for a ghost story! Great Review Ali :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Definitely perfect for the Halloween season!

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  12. Ah the comfort of a long running series and one that you're obviously still enjoying. Great review thanks Kindlemom

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    1. There really is something great in a long series isn't there?

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  13. I haven't heard of this series! I don't think it would be one I picked up on my own (the cover doesn't draw me in), but your review makes me think it'd be something I'd enjoy. Hmm. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Try it! The first book is free on Amazon so you have nothing to lose. ;)

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  14. What an interesting premise for a book series. I really like the sound of this one.

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    1. It is so much fun and definitely different from your normal paranormal ghost stories.

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  15. This sounds great! I will definitely be checking this out. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  16. Ooh I like a good spooky read!

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  17. Glad to see your book, I'm going to download the first book :)

    Beena @ Beena Khan

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