Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

I found this book trailer while looking through paranormal trailers on youtube and was pleasantly surprised to find the book free on Amazon. To tell you the truth I had a hard time verifying it as an official trailer. I eventually found the link on Amazon’s author page, but that seems to be the only place it’s advertised, not sure why.

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A love that refuses to die…

“As I watched him vanish into a soft mist that faded away, I knew that he was no ordinary spirit…I knew that he was a dangerous entity that could be in some corner of another realm planning his revenge, but I also knew that I was hopelessly in love with him.”

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the “in crowd”, Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn’t expect things to change.

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home.

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he has waited a century for–A second chance.

But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn’t the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

My Thoughts:

I loved the premise of this book it held an originality I haven’t seen in the paranormal world of books for a while. The storyline maintained a steady pace with plenty to keep me busy and entertained. The only complaint I might have with this story is questions about their past that I felt wasn’t answered sufficiently, but maybe those answers are in a future book.

It was short and sweet a great read for one of those afternoons when you just want to curl up with a blanket and a warm fire. I like how the author mixed true history into the story. Contemporary mixed with a backdrop of true American history, a nice touch.

I enjoyed this book immensely. I’m not the type that needs a predictable HEA to appreciate the romance, therefore this was perfect for me. I find myself torn between a desire to read books two and three to find out where the author took this wonderful story and a wish to just leave it ended this way. A real winner for the young adult with a romantic heart. I give it 4 hearts.

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)