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Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite
Casper Bledsoe was challenged by his grandfather Horace to restore their ancestral home. Not that Casper needed his approval any longer, but he most certainly wanted a part of the inheritance and he thought this was the way to get some. However, Horace actually has a sinister plan. To make things more terrifying, Casper gets trapped in that house with the ghost of his namesake and great-grandfather, among many other spirits. Meanwhile, a black cat in search of food winds up getting trapped in the mansion, too. Spooked by Lori R. Lopez reveals the experiences of Casper and the black cat through their own narration.
The way Spooked is written is beautiful. It’s an art itself. Lori R. Lopez has a distinctive way of writing that can become her trademark. It’s fluid, appealing and rich in context. I was already interested the moment I started reading the first sentence, and I couldn’t stop because I might have missed a beat. That’s the effect. The story just makes you want to go on reading to find out what’s happening, what will be the next move, where will this lead, will this have a happy ending for the characters or… what? One can’t simply just put it down and leave things hanging. The twists and turns of the story line will affect you in every way. Despite all these, the plot isn’t so complicated that it leaves you scratching your head in bewilderment. It is straight to the point but still really interesting. You’ll feel spooked, definitely. It’s one for your shelves because Spooked is really a must-read paranormal story!