"There is enough substance within this book's…pages to make a very enjoyable, albeit quick read."

Spirits Rising

by Krista D. Ball

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Book Synopsis

Rachel Mills has one wish in life: for the spirit world to shut up and leave her alone. She thought her move to a remote fishing village in Northern Newfoundland would help.

Population: Twenty. What could go wrong?

When a local teenager accidentally summons the spirits of the area, including those from a thousand-year-old Viking settlement, all supernatural breaks loose. As the spirits stalk her and each other, Rachel finds herself in over her head. With the help of Mrs. Saunders, her 93-year-old neighbour, Rachel has to put aside her own prejudices long enough to send the spirits back to rest, or risk being caught in the midst of a spirit war.

Bec's Rating

Bec's Review

Spirits Rising is a novella, making it a rather short read. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t something that shouldn’t be read. However if you are looking for a supernatural romance story of the type that is incredibly popular at the moment, this one is not for you. While Rachel does have a man she pines over there are no romantic relations between her and the man so if you are after romance then this isn’t the book for you.

If however you are after ancient ghosts of Vikings and natives to the land threatening Newfoundland while Rachel does her best to attempt to send them back to their peaceful rest with the help of a feisty old woman then perhaps you’ll find something of interest within Spirits Rising’s pages. I know I did. With a mixture of faiths, prejudice and danger this book kept me on my toes over the several attempts Rachel made to right the wrong the son of a man who despised her had done. There is enough substance within this book's short amount of pages to make a very enjoyable, albeit quick read, and one that I am looking forward to seeing being made into a series (as I believe the author plans to do). I am sure there are more interesting tales in Rachel’s future and I look forward to reading them.

Disclaimer: May not be appropriate for young children due to a mature theme.