Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Two Ghostly ARC Reviews

The American Southwest is home to dozens of ghost towns with fascinating histories and active spirits. This book shares the captivating spirit communications conducted by Dan Baldwin and Dwight and Rhonda Hull, using pendulums and psychic abilities to make contact with ghosts and help them pass through to the other side.

ARC Review

This was written wonderfully, it was easy to follow their conversations and who was talking. I loved that they gave some history about the place before they went into them. I've never heard of anyone uses a pendulum before and I really liked that touch. 

I think I found the history part more interesting than the actual investigations but I'm a sucker for history and that's not saying the parts where they were making contact were boring because they weren't, at all. 

Dan Baldwin is a good writer and he makes me want to go out there and try some of this with my pendulum! How cool it must be to connect with these spirits. I hope to read more from this group in the future! They work well together.

*Thanks to NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review*

An ironing board jumps off the wall and flies straight toward an investigator's head at the famous Villisca Axe Murder House. Shadow figures rise out of the ground and run between the gravestones of a haunted cemetery. The mischievous spirit of a deceased child pulls the blankets off an investigator, humming a song from the other side the whole time.

Featuring investigations of famous paranormal hotspots like Waverly Hills, Myrtles Plantation, and The St. James Hotel--as well as many lesser-known though equally fascinating locations--this riveting book details years of creepy stories, hair-raising experiences, and intriguing physical evidence from one of the heartland's most experienced investigators. 

ARC Review

So I'm torn with this one. There's lots of cool things in this book and the story itself is great but the writing isn't the best. Also... it reads very clunky and almost in a way, like a textbook and that is just boring. There were some investigations that could've been left out and I felt more details would've been better in others. Overall, this isn't a bad book, it's just not my cup of tea. 

*Thanks to NetGalley for this book in exchange for an honest review*