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Review: The Haunting of Springett Hall

51d2b2zsbxil-_sx331_bo1204203200_Lucy Tregarrick woke up dead, with no memory of who she is or how she got that way. Now she must solve the mystery of her own death before the evil presence occupying Springett hall ensure she and the other ghosts of the manor never see the light of day–or night–again.

My biggest complaint about this book is that the romance fell completely flat for me. While I liked both Lucy and Philip, especially the further I got into the book, I actually liked them better as friends and grudging partners than as a couple. This book as a really strong romantic subplot, and for me those bits just dragged. Once they become romantically involved, most of their banter dries up, and the banter was the best part.

It also started off rather slow; I almost didn’t finish it, but around the 20% mark the plot really starts to pick up.

My favorite parts were the magic. I love a good ghost/haunted house story, and this one had some interesting twists. I would have liked to see more of the supernatural elements, and more action/higher stakes sustained through the book.

Genre: YA paranormal romance
Sub-Genre: historical
Page Count: 249