One of the interesting YA paranormal books that’s come into my TBR pile lately has been K.D. McEntire’s Lightbringer. The story is a fantasy/romance set in a similar world to ours and featuring those who help the souls of the Lost–people who have died but have not moved on to whatever worlds await us.
This goes much deeper than the ghost story, although ghosts have made a comeback in the past couple of years. Have you read any ghost stories? There’s a prominent ghost in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series, and definitely in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. Jeri Smith-Ready’s Shade series? What about ghostly romances? Well, JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series has a corporeal ghost (and I still maintain that Vishous got cheated). I think one of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld (number five?) books has a ghost.
What ghostly books have you read and liked? Have you read any ghostly romances? If you’d like to try Lightbringer, just leave a comment!
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Never is a place of greys, a world a breath beyond our own, layered just past the memories of yesterday and the fleeting present moment. It is here, in this dismal limbo, that ghosts such as Piotr, Lily, and Elle must sort out an existence, both protecting the children called Lost and themselves from the walking darkness that is the army of rotting Walkers. Caught between her duty to her calling as the Lightbringer and her concern for her new ghostly friends, Wendy must walk the line between the two worlds, aiding Piotr in his fight against the Walkers as well as searching out the wandering soul of the one who means the most to her. Time, however, is running out and in the end… who will she choose? (November 2011, Pyr Books)
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