Skip to main content

One Foot in the Grave (The Mortician's Daughter #1) by CC Hunter- 4.75/5 Stars [arc review]

I started off the year with 2 books with ghost stories, Anna Dressed in Blood  by Kendare Blake and One Food in the Grave by C C Hunter. The first was very middle of the road, neither good or bad (review soon), One foot in the Grave on the other hand was adorable!

Riley is by all accounts your average 17 year old teen. But she has an ability that most would call a curse: she can see ghosts. More exactly, she can see the ghosts of the dead people her father takes care off -her father is an mortician- and she helps the dead people to cross over. 
The two ghosts currently following her are very different. There is Hayden, who is the first ghost that doesn't feel cold to touch and doesn't appear at first to want anything from her. And Abby, who has a very tormented soul and is desperate to get Riley to help her.

Hayden wants to help her but it is difficult when the feelings she has for him keep growing. Falling for a dead boy is definitely not a good idea. While all that is going on, Riley also makes friends with tough and strong willed Kelsey at school. Their friendship was so beautiful to read and I am looking forward to more of it.

There is also Jacob, a cute boy from school who really likes Riley and tries his best to get in her good graces. Even Hayden wants Riley to give him a chance (since he is dead and all). I loved Jacob and I am actually rooting for him and not Hayden.

The whole tone of the book was sweet, I could not stop smiling while I read it.
Riley was a flawed character and that made her all more appealing and easy to relate. Hayden was way to sweet not to love. Swoon - swoon - swoon ! Their relationship (if you can call it that) was adorable. He was compassionate, caring, loving... his attitude over Jacob constantly asking Riley out was unexpected and made me admire the boy even more! 
The cliffhanger in the end is the only reason I cannot give it a 5 start rating. The book could have ended.... that being said I did LOVE the twist in the end and I am looking forward to the next book!

All in all this was an extremely charming read! Thank you so much EverAfterRomance for the book!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Romance Catch Up!

 It has been a crazy month and I fell behind badly on my reviews! But here are some highlights for you. Barbarian Lover (Ice Planet Barbarians #3) Ruby Dixon  2.75/5 Although I liked this one it is my least favorite in the series so far. The book was going well until a little over the halfway point when it just doesn't read right. She accepts leaving someone behind too easily and although up to this point the book does a good job at dealing with infertility it all of sudden throws it all out of the window. So good, I will carry on with the series, but not great. A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes #2) Mary Balogh  3/5 This was different, unique. And I like that about it. I have not read any other book quite like it. She is a prostitute;  he starts of as just any other client. The story was sweet and interesting . The MC comes across  rather clueless at times,  but it is somewhat endearing. The romance is believable  and they make a very charming couple! The Gunslinger's Guide to

Radiant Sin (Dark olympus) by Katee Robert [arc review]

This is sadly, not going to be a very popular review. I adore Katee Robert. But this one just wasn't for me. It wasn't a terrible book or anything like that, it just left me wanting more and very puzzled. Every one of the books in this series follows a certain trope and/or subplot genre. Neon Gods is very much a Greek Mythology retelling;  Electric Idol  has the plus size influencer and the sweet bad boy, it is a very modern contemporary romance;  Wicked Beauty , and my favorite so far has that hunger games/dystopian vibe. Radiant Sin  is a murder mystery. The 'one house'/'one train' style that has always been so popular. Here lies problem number one for me, because I don't like murder mysteries at all. Even on my teen years when I read a lot of mystery it was never those. Problem two- there were way too many characters in that house, and they all got their time on the page making it one very confusing mess. It was very hard to follow at times. I think this

Allison's Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich

As much as I really enjoyed this book, I have to be honest and say that unless you, like me, are a big fun of the classic, you might not love it. It relies heavily on your knowledge of the classic. Although everything is well explained you will be missing something without it.  I'm also not sure calling this one a romance is correct. Even a dark reverse harem as it is advertised... but that I think will most definitely become the case in the second book. We are just not there yet and when I went into this one, I didn't know it was series with cliffhangers.  Allison's Adventures in Underland  is a fantastic adaptation of the classic. It is Dark, it is sexy, it has charm.  Allison watches a man with bunny ears murder her crash and runs after him. She falls down the rabbit hole in the process coming face to face with the twins. Expect in this version the twins are two very sexy man with signs hanging around their necks that say, "eat me", "drink me". I am s