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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite
Wow! That's all I can say after reading the absolutely fantastic debut novel by author Marlo Berliner, The Ghost Chronicles. Follow the story of Michael Andrews, a young man who seemed to have everything going his way; a great girlfriend and family, a talent in playing basketball and a bright future in front of him. In front of him, that is, until he is killed in a tragic accident. Michael spends some time as a pretty lost soul, not sure what he's supposed to do or why he seems to be stuck among the living. When he meets Sarah, another stuck soul, he starts to feel some hope again, but any relationship they develop is governed by the many rules of the afterlife, including rules against falling in love or getting too close to each other. Will Michael and Sarah ever find peace? You'll need to read this great book to find out!
I loved The Ghost Chronicles. Simply loved it. Billed as a young adult novel with crossover appeal for the adult crowd, this book certainly got the attention of this adult. Author Marlo Berliner has done a masterful job in creating a story and characters that her readers will care about, relate to, and continue to think about long after the final words are read. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. Her scene setting skills are simply second to none, and the setting of the Angel of the Sea Inn bed and breakfast is a perfect place for this afterlife love story to take place. Any reader, young adult or not, who enjoys paranormal fiction, love stories, or just a great work of fiction should absolutely read The Ghost Chronicles. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more from the extremely promising and talented new author, Marlo Berliner, as soon as I possibly can!