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Release Date: October 4th, 2016
Read: September 30th, 2016 – October 5th, 2016
Series: Beyond Baylor, #1
Format: Kindle eBook, 320 pages
*I received a free digital copy in exchange for my honest review*
(It does not change my opinion of the book whatsoever.)
**I’d like to personally thank the Publisher as well as NetGalley for allowing me to receive this ARC- Thank You! J
“A boy and his ghostly twin sister work together to pass messages from the beyond in this funny paranormal debut.
There are a few things you should know about Baylor Bosco: He’s thirteen-years-old, he has a twin sister, and he really does NOT like ghosts…which is problematic because he’s a medium and sees ghosts everywhere.
Oh, and his twin sister, Kristina? She’s a ghost too.
They’ve been working as a pair for years, expertly relaying messages from ghosts to their still-living loved ones. Baylor’s even managed to come up with an introductory phrase—one that he has to use far too often.
But when a strange ghost shows up close to Halloween, a grown man, covered in a sheet, with only his black leather shoes showing from the bottom, Baylor starts to wonder if something else has taken notice of him. And when his sister goes missing, somehow ghost-napped, he’s forced to figure out the truth about the Sheet Man and his sister’s disappearance, all without his usual ghostly ambassador.”
I saw this book on NetGalley as I was looking for a Halloween book to read for ‘Fortnight of Fright’. I liked the cover of the book and the book’s description too so I requested it. I was so happy I was accepted to review it because I reaaallllly enjoyed it. It isn’t a Halloween book without a few twists and turns and after reading the first chapter, I was instantly hooked. I also liked how each title’s chapter was a different tip and it didn’t affect the chapters in anyway; they coincided with one another so there’s no constant back-and-forth. When reading this book, I felt like I was riding a Disney ride and going on this adventure with Baylor Bosco (main character).
Basically, Baylor has this gift (he’s a medium) and his sister Kristina is his side-kick, together they help pass messages to those in need. All the while, we’re introduced to this ‘Sheet Man’. He starts appearing in front of Baylor and the way he is described is a little creepy, but since it’s a middle school read, it wasn’t that scary and it was an easy read throughout. I thought the way Kristina was introduced was pretty clever and some of her sarcastic sayings made me laugh. But, she wasn’t the only sarcastic one in the book. Many other characters also stood out to me which included; Aiden (Baylor’s friend) which seemed like a really good friend to Baylor, the Reverend seemed a bit suspicious to me when *cough, cough* happened, but he turned out to be a likable character as well, and… As a matter of fact, almost all the characters were very likable to me.
All in all, this was just a cute Halloween book and I really wanted to give it 5 stars, but I felt like something was missing. I can’t really put my finger on it… It also felt like everything was wrapped up in the last few pages, but there’s that chance it can continue on to be a series. As a matter of fact, I think it will be a series? But don’t quote me on it. Either way I will be looking forward to reading more of Baylor’s adventures.
Goodreads Progress- Reactions/Notes:
Plot- 4.5 stars
Characters- 4.5 stars
Writing- 4 stars
Cover- 5 stars
***Overall- 4.5 stars/ 5 stars***
“My name is Baylor Bosco, and I can communicate with people who have crossed over.”
Last Thoughts/ For People Who Enjoy:
I reaaallly enjoyed it, that ending though…lets just say I couldn’t help but smile. I will definitely be buying this book, along with a white candle. J I would recommend this book for people that enjoy; Middle Grade, Halloween, Adventure, and Fantasy.