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Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the paleSeventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death several months ago. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.THE MEDIUM is the first book in the bestselling EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY....

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ISBN : 9780987337221
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Number of Pages : 260 Pages
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The Medium Reviews

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    2018-12-16 20:26

    This was a fantastic freebie from Amazon - if you haven't downloaded it yet, go get it now. I think it's a love-it or hate-it book and I know I definitely love it and will certainly re-read it in the future.I knew I'd enjoy this book simply from the cover and blurb - historical fantasy set in London with ghosts? I'm sold. There's something about ghosts in London that seems to have me hooked at the moment, regardless of any other genres, and this book does it SO SO WELL.I never thought when I started this book that I'd get so caught up in the plot. From the impossible romance (which I'm still rooting for!) to the twisting mystery of whodunnit, I couldn't get enough. There are characters to love, like, dislike and hate, and plenty of quirks had me smiling. But my goodness, did it have me craving a nice cup (pot?) of tea!“Tell me you won't go, tell me you'll stay forever, tell me you love me.” This book wraps up well and can be read on its own and you'll be satisfied enough, but I know I'm itching to get the second one already.I read this after reading The Wrong Girl and kind of wish I'd read this one first. C.J. Archer's writing is good in this book but in The Wrong Girl is simply amazing, you can really track her development as a writer.July pick for MB Book Club

  • Ally
    2018-12-12 03:14

    Well, apparently ghosts are corporeal.Read for Halloween 2017 Reading Challenge - you guessed it, Ghost categorySeries: Yea. And this one is a bit of a cliffhanger. As in no real HEA action. Forwarned is forearmed. I wish I had paid enough attention. But enough of that. Sexy times: Not a onePlan on reading more by the author: hmmmmSynopsis Emily is, again, you guessed it, medium. She can talk to ghosts and she spends her time entertaining society ladies with seances and helping ghosts cross over from the Waiting Room to wherever they go from there. She and her sister get into a spot of trouble and out of the woodwork comes Jacob, Emily's ghost protector. The two of them go on the hunt for a shapeshifting demon who needs to be returned from whence he came and along the way develop a tendre for each other. Aren't they sweet?Heroine: Emily. Oh, I like her. She's got spark and she's got a mind of her own. Hero: Jacob. Well hell, son, you were not supposed to fall for your human were you. Cue the broody male. He's great most of the time, but he does get cranky here and there. Understandably...he's a ghost and she is not. Why it did or didn't work for me: Solid book. Solid mystery. Shapeshifting demon dealt with a little too cleanly for all the setup but that is a very minor quibble. As I said, the book ends with no Jacob and Emily resolution but for a freebie, it's a surprisingly good story. I'm chalking that up to Emily and her resolve of steel making her a bit of a bad ass. In her own way, of course. Signed, Surprised I liked this as much as I did. 3.9 stars for the story.

  • Emma
    2018-11-21 20:24

    3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️I’m not too sure my feelings on this book, it wasn’t terrible but it didn’t blow me away either.The writing was good and I enjoyed the characters.

  • Sarah-Jayne Briggs
    2018-11-22 01:27

    (This review may contain spoilers).Okay, so I wound up with a headache after reading this book. In comparison to the rest of the books on my Kindle, the writing here was tiny. That having been said, I did enjoy reading the book... but it's not as good as I hoped it would be.Emily was kind of irritating. She didn't seem to fit in with the time she lived in. I also thought that she came across as really selfish when she completely discounted Jacob's wishes about his family... about everything, really. She came across as much younger than she was supposed to be, despite the fact that, in that time, she would have had to grow up pretty quickly.I did like Jacob. And I liked the story up until the point where Emily and Jacob decided they were in love. After two and a half days. (I am sick to death of insta!romances). Frankly, Emily didn't have the emotional maturity for any kind of relationship. And Jacob's a ghost.I liked the interaction involving Jacob and George. I don't think Emily should have been the main character. I personally feel that she should have just had a minor appearance - and the relationship should take more than two and a half days, particularly since one half of the couple is a ghost who, frankly, came across as quite scary at certain points.I don't know if I'll read the next book in the series or not. To be honest, I felt sorry for Celia, who had to deal with a very self-centred sister who ignored all of the efforts her sister made to help her.

  • Nells
    2018-11-19 20:04

    Summary:-A demon is released in to the world under very weak pretenses-Hot ghost meets feisty spirit medium to track it down, instantly and inexplicably they fall in love-Hot ghost and spirit medium spend the bulk of the book walking around, talking to the same 3 people over and over, and seem to forget at times that there is a demon on the loose killing people-In between walks, angst ensues. Jacob claims he is dangerous, Emily disagrees, Jacob proves he is dangerous, Emily doesn't care. Moral of the story: Death threats are a-ok in a relationship as long as it's TrueLove™.-Everything is wrapped up in a bland little bow with enough strings loose to drag it out to another book.In conclusion: If all you want is romance without substance, you will probably enjoy this much more than I did. There was potential for a good story here though. When they aren't lovesick and lust-struck, I enjoyed the characters. Perhaps the series does improve, though I doubt I will read book 2 unless it's another kindle freebie.

  • Evelyn Medina
    2018-11-27 01:34

    This book was SO FRUSTRATING!!! In a broad sense, the plot seems interesting. A demon is released into the world and a "handsome" spirit and medium team up to figure out what's going on. Well it wasn't great. The writing itself was very simple, I didn't really feel any connection to ANY of the characters, it seemed like all they did was walk around and question the same people over and over again. Not to mention this weird relationship that Jacob and Emily have. Cool...he's a handsome ghost...but you're in love? REALLY?!?! Kind of silly and I probably won't be finishing the series.

  • Paula Fowlkes Roussel
    2018-12-11 00:28

    I mean, I like anything with sexy ghosts. I blame Jesse from The Mediator series for lighting that spark. Yet I haven't found a ghost romance that compares to Meg Cabot's...here's to trying with this book, though.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-30 19:23

    4/1 - 3.5 stars, but I'm feeling generous, so I'm marking it at four on GR. An enjoyable YA ghost story with a few flaws - editing, a cliff hanger ending, and finishing at 92% are the reasons I can't give this five stars.First to the editing, on page 41'His study was still in tact...'Intact is one word.On page 105'I ...don' begrudge the expense...'don' is missing the 'T' to make it 'don't'.On page 120'...treading on my toes so as not to make a sound.'That sounds way too much like she's stepped on her own toes, rather than that she's creeping down a hallway trying to be silent.On page 137'...has nothing to with nobility...'The word 'do' is missing between 'to' and 'with'.On page 142'...desire to kiss him again swelled within me.'The use of 'again' denotes the idea that Jacob and Emily had kissed prior to this sentence, they hadn't. If a comma had been used after 'him' the sentence would make much more sense.On page 241'...and monetarily separated the thin curtain'That should be 'momentarily'.Editing-wise, this was better than a lot of the Kindle books out there, but it was far from complete.Possible spoilers (may only turn out to be guesses regarding the plot, hopefully something will be revealed in the next book)The story was a nice surprise (although the fact that I'm now surprised when a Kindle book is good, isn't a good thing). This had a bit of a Ghost Whisperer vibe to it which provided some opportunities for a few chuckles. Imagining the interactions between Emily and the ghosts as viewed by outsiders who couldn't see the ghosts and could only see the objects they held up to give their location made me laugh out loud a couple of times.By around chapter ten I began to think that maybe Jacob isn't actually dead, he's just in some kind of deep coma and that's why he appears so solid to Emily and can't remember anything about his 'death'. Also, if he's not dead then there's some hope for him and Emily having a future together. If he's dead this series is kind of depressing and pointless because Emily has already professed her undying love for Jacob and claims there will never be another. Where can the series go if he is indeed dead?I will read the next book in the series, but will wait till it's a good price. Considering what I've discussed in this review I wouldn't want to pay more than $2 for a sequel that may have the same problems as this one did. This was free, so I consider that a win.2016 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge - A Book Recommended by Someone you Just Met

  • Alex
    2018-12-11 20:33

    “Tell me you won't go, tell me you'll stay forever, tell me you love me.”This book was weird from beginning to end.. A medium. A ghost. A doomed love... really?

  • N.N. Light
    2018-12-09 22:19

    I loved this book so much, I didn't want it to end! Engrossing, well-written story with fleshed out characters. Highly recommend!My Rating: 5 stars

  • Marisa
    2018-11-26 03:22

    I would like to thank the author for giving me a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. I have mixed feelings when it comes to The Medium. On the one hand, I found myself enjoying the plot, but on the other hand, I disliked the romance between Emily and Jacob. Considering the story mainly focuses on Emily and Jacob’s relationship, I’m surprised I didn’t wind up disliking it. With that said, I’d probably give this a 3.5 if half stars existed. I chose to round up because it’s more on the like than dislike side of things. Let’s start off with the good. I felt the plot was a fairly strong one. It’s more of a mystery than an action novel, which has its high and low points. Things followed a logical order and were interesting. However, I was kind of expecting a bit more confrontation. There’s a demon on the lose and as the book progressed, I found it hard to consider it all that terrible of a threat since it only wound up killing a few people. Granted, it’s being controlled so it can’t go on a killing spree per se, but in the beginning it makes it sound like all hell will break loose because of this demon and that doesn’t really happen. It’s kind of...well, tame. I was also expecting the main characters to be attacked at some point. With all their digging around, it’s surprising the villains never thought of trying to kill ‘em off. This is slightly made up for in the end fight scenes, as they were satisfactory and provided the life and death tension I’d been waiting for. Overall, it was a fun mystery and I think the main reason the plot has me so enthralled is because I don’t quite understand the motive of the villains. Why are they doing what they’re doing? This isn’t really answered and I’m assuming it will be later on, which is what would entice me to read the rest of the series. As for the individual characters, I liked them. Emily started out strong and I loved her despite all her contemplation over how attractive Jacob was. However, from Chapter 11 onwards she semi-annoyed me since the love portion of the story had been kicked up to the max and... well, this ties in with my issues about the romance, which I’ll get to in a bit. As for Jacob, he was okay, yet he lacked a bit of depth. Throughout the whole book he’s pretty much described as being kind and amazing, with his only real flaw being the fact he was self-absorbed. Also, for a good majority of the book, he comes off as highly jealous towards the interactions between George and Emily to the point where it even seems a tad possessive. So, I’m still not sure whether I firmly dislike or like him yet. I’d have to read on to gain a better feel for who he is. In regards to their romance...I knew from the start I most likely wasn’t going to wind up rooting for them to be together. I was really interested to see how the ghost aspect got handled, yet their relationship wound up following the popular formula used in almost all YA novels nowadays. Jacob is hot. Emily pretty much appeared to only like him because of this as that’s mainly what she fixated on when it came to him. The two of them are drawn to each other like magnets. Emily is self-conscious about her looks and doesn’t think she’s attractive, which leads her to think she isn’t good enough for Jacob. And, well, you get the picture. Still, while their love didn’t inspire or move me, it didn’t bother me until chapter 11. That’s when both of them essentially confess their love for one another and argue about how they can’t be together. Now, call me crazy, but they’ve known each other for two days and already they’re discussing the long term future. I get that him being a ghost is problematic and is something that needs to be hashed out, but the whole thing came off rather melodramatic to me. Probably because it moved way too fast. I felt this would have worked better if the time that had transpired in the book was longer and if all the angsty-ness of the romance had been strewn throughout the chapters, rather than focused mainly in chapter 11. Overall, I would have loved if this romance took a different path than the predictable one I’ve read a million times already. I’m probably coming off a bit too harsh, but it’s most likely due to the fact I’ve read quite a few YA books recently and have been told this same love story over and over. They begin to blend into one another and I’m just waiting for something unique. So, in the end, I’d recommend The Medium because, despite its lacking romance, the rest of the story is terrific. I also have to note that the grammar in this was professional level. I normally overlook the minor mistakes a lot of self-published books have, but the errors in this book were nearly nonexistent. I’ll most likely read on as I’m curious to see what direction the mystery aspect of the story line heads in.

  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    2018-12-19 20:29

    This review was originally posted on Young Adult At HeartSUMMARYEmily Chambers is a seventeen year old orphaned spirit medium who lives with her older sister in Regency London. PLOTWhen Emily and her sister accidentally unleash a shapeshifting murderous demon from another dimension on London, the Administrators from the Waiting Area send a solid ghost called Jacob to Emily to help defeat the demon. But Jacob has secrets of his own, and Emily is determined to help find his killer.I love how slow these books are forced to move plot wise because no one’s got a telephone and the characters have to walk everywhere to ask their suspects questions. While light on plot, this book is strong on character development, and especially on the romantic development that quickly happens between Emily and Jacob. Jacob is possibly the most handsome man Emily has ever seen, and since she’s only seventeen with all the emotional maturity of a teaspoon, she falls head over heels in love with him, even though sometimes he’s borderline abusive when he gets mad or orders her around and sometimes quite childish when he disappears on her. CHARACTERSEmily is our resident spirit medium. Not only is she an orphaned seventeen year old girl in Regency London, but she’s also mixed-race and not nearly pale enough to pass off as white. Luckily her sister, Celia, is white, and the two live very modestly as barely middle-class workers, charging to Emily to hold séances. Because of the nature of the business, most people think it is light entertainment or possibly fraud.Celia is Emily’s overprotective big sister by about sixteen or so years. Too old to settle down and get married, her main goal in life is to marry off Emily and to keep her away from Jacob because obviously, what with him being dead and all, they can’t be together.Jacob is Emily’s resident ghost, a young man who was unfortunately killed in a twisted revenge plot. For some reason he is much more solid than other ghosts, to the point where he and Emily could be intimate, if they wanted to be. He falls in love with Emily, too, and finds her exotic looks beautiful, and her brain smart and interesting. WRITINGI love the writing in CJ’s books. Even though CJ is Australian, I always read them with very distinct English accents in place. I love the words CJ uses to describe the settings and fashion. I love the dialogue. I love the manners and the wit used against foes. I love how the genre is a mashed-together mix of historical, paranormal, urban fantasy Young Adult kind of thing. PACINGProbably the only thing I don’t really enjoy about this book is the repetitive tendency to have to find someone’s address, approach them, interview them, and possibly return because they didn’t tell the truth the first time. After a while it gets slightly tedious. Also, the romance sometimes gets in the way of ‘there’s a murdering demon loose in London and we’ve got to stop it.’ OVERALLI really enjoyed The Medium and I do wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who likes mash-up genres, historical, paranormal, romance and YA.

  • Yodamom
    2018-12-09 01:08

    The Medium (An Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Novel)Series: The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium, Book 1By CJ Archer4.5 starsSeventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her. Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.Smashwords-https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...Amazon-http://www.amazon.com/Medium-Emily-Ch...Google-https://play.google.com/store/books/d...

  • Ornella (Nyx)
    2018-12-05 03:31

    I'm not really sure what to so say about this one. Everything was just meh. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't good either. The inst-love was really disappointing, and the plot itself, felt like there was something missing. It was all just resolved so quickly. I know it's not completely resolved per se (saw that one coming a mile away) but it still felt rushed somehow. The only redeeming quality were the characters, they were all actually pretty well written, but needless to say I won't be continuing this series.

  • Leona (Books Inside The Keep)
    2018-12-01 21:24

    I requested The Medium purely on what I hoped the story contents would hold, and I totally blame the synopsis for my imagination running wild. I am a serious sucker for ghosts, and necromancers and I guess it all stemmed from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series lol.I've never listened to a Gemma Dawson narration since I am still a newbie to the audiobook world, but I can't help but shout it from the rooftops that she seriously did an amazing job with The Medium. Right off the bat I was pulled in and I wasn't even really sure what was happening within the story (the same thing happened when I listened to Dragonfly in Amber so maybe I have a fascination with English narrators...IDK). I knew as soon as I clicked play that I was going to enjoy this listen, and my prediction proved true.Other than the romantic element, the irritation I had with certain characters, and the hard time I had with connecting to Emily I really enjoyed The Medium. The supporting characters, mostly the ghosts and those associated with them, were really entertaining and I found myself more fascinated with them than the main characters. If the romance was taken out of the story I have a feeling that I would've liked The Medium just a tad bit more because it seriously felt unnecessary and muddled up the flow of the story for me.I have The Possession to listen to next and I find myself excited because I know there's going to be more entertaining ghosts that we'll be introduced to. My only hope is that if the romance continues that it's more inducted into the storyline and not sticking out like a sore thumb.Gemma Dawson has easily made my favorites list with her narration of The Medium. Ugh! I can't wait to start listening to anything else she's narrated.This review was originally posted on Literary Treasure Chest

  • Kirsten
    2018-12-13 23:16

    This book plods along and doesn't ever really fulfill itself as a romance or a mystery. There was no real character development. I wasn't rooting for the main characters and their romance because honestly I found them to be annoying. I found myself just skimming the pages towards the end to just discover who the bad guy was. This was the only part of the book done well, the author doesn't wrap up the story in book one. However, it was a like eating an overly sweet dessert too sugary and unsatisfying for me to take another bite with book two.

  • Kurt Chambers
    2018-12-17 02:31

    I don't normally read this type of book, but I did really enjoy the story. It seemed quite unusual to me.It was a bit of a mix between a detective story, a ghost story with a little romance. It was very well written, I didn't find any noticeable mistakes. The thing I enjoyed the most was the innocence of the characters coming from that particular time in history. I don't really have anything negative to say so I will have to give this a five star rating. Well written and edited, awesome characters and a good story line. Great job :)

  • Elizabeth Olson
    2018-11-20 21:10

    Well, at least it was free so I didn't waste my money on this. The 1830's talks-to-ghosts heroine thinks and acts in anachronistic ways, the story hinges on the weakly and implausibly plotted release into the world of a killer smoke demon as the reason for her and her hunky dead guy detecting buddy to wander around talking to the same people over and over again and until the whole thing just peters out without a proper resolution.

  • Belinda
    2018-12-15 03:18

    A combination of an victorian novel mixed with paranormal and a love between Emily (a medium) and Jacob (a ghost). By accident Celia and Emily let loose a demon when they have a seance. It seems that it has lossened with and amulet and a spell. Jacob job is to help Emily cast the demon back in to the underworld. It is an entertaining book. The timelines are well put down only the characters and Londen in 1882/3 is not well portraited to my taste.

  • Carly Compass
    2018-11-26 23:16

    Rather a sleepy little story.

  • Rebekah
    2018-11-24 20:30

    This book suffers from what I always fear in my own writing - a great idea that isn't quite fleshed out enough. I loved the concept of this book, but I felt like it needed more.. more description, more time for the development of the story and, especially, more time for evolution of the romance. This story feels rushed, which is a shame because the ideas were so good!I think a good editor or even just a reader could have helped the author with suggestions that would have helped so much!

  • MelodyMay (What I'm Reading)
    2018-11-22 03:17

    Most of y'all were probably at a BBQ, cookout, or whatever you do on the Fourth of July. Not me. I actually was a homebody yesterday and decided to read a book. Ok, I didn't stay indoors the whole day I actually went to a couple of stores, but that's beside the point. So, by spending most of my day indoors I got to read a fun book that made me think of the Ghost Whisperer. Which by the way was my favorite show, but it was after it came to its conclusion 2010; you gotta love re-runs. While most of you were preparing your celebrations I was reading The Medium, which is the C.J. Archer's new book which is set in Victorian England. Emily Chambers is a girl in the 1880 who has a special talented, which is she can speak to ghost. After all, that would freak some people; what am I talking about the ability to speak to ghost would freak a lot of people out. Even though her talent freaks a lot people out, she is still called to help love ones and there ghost to move on. During one of there séance, her sister accidentally unleashes an evil demon to heart of London. By doing this, Emily ends up with a little help from the other side by the name Jacob Beaufort. While they are demon hunting Emily starts to fall in love with Jacob. Loving a ghost makes things kinda of complicated.Since this is the start of a new series, I really like it. I hope that we get to see more of Jacob Beaufort in the series, because he's an interesting ghost with an interesting back story that still needs to be uncover. I love how outspoken Emily is, but when you talk to ghost I guess you need to be an outspoken kinda gal. I look forward to reading more adventures of Emily Chambers.

  • Colette
    2018-11-24 19:34

    More like 3.5 stars. I will definitely continue the series.Pro's:1) There is no swearing and the plot is clean.2) The plot is somewhat unique.3) The characters are definitely interesting and likeable.Cons:1) The relationship develops too fast. No one falls in love in a couple of short meetings. This is the main reason I rated it lower, it just bugged me.2) The book leaves with a slight cliffhanger. You will have to read the next book to answer a lot of questions. The main characters aren't even talking at the end of the first book.3) Sometimes the pace was too slow for me.This is definitely a young adult book. For my friends looking for books for their daughters to read, this might be a good one to consider. There is no swearing and no sexuality. Kissing yes, but it's innocent. I would hesitate having preteens read it. I main character admits to being a virgin, and that her sister has given her the "marital relations" talk (the actual term used in the book -- and no details given). A story is told by a low level character how her head master would sneaks into the girls dormitory at night, but the head master only visited her once because she just laid there. I may have been more blunt in my description then how the author put it in the book. I could see how young girls could miss the sexual reference. But if you have a really young daughter and don't want to discuss the terms marital relations and virgin, then you might want to pass on this one.

  • Marie
    2018-12-14 21:26

    Emily lebt mit ihrer Schwester im viktorianischen London. Nach dem Tod der Mutter verdienen die zwei Schwestern sich ein Zubrot mit Seancen, da Emily Geister sehen, mit ihnen sprechen und sie sogar anfassen kann.Das buch beginnt mit einer Seance, in der ein Ehemann gerufen wird, der aber gar keine Lust hat seinem Drachen von Ehefrau Informationen zu seinen Besitztümern zu geben, geschweige denn wieder zu verschwinden. Um ihn trotzdem wirder in das Warteareal zu schicken, benutzt Celia, Emilys Schwester ein Amulett und einen Zauberspruch, beides erstanden von einer Bettlerin, die keiner kannte. So fragwürdig, wie die ganze Sache ist, erstaunt es keinen, dass plötzlich ein körperwandelnder Dämon auftaucht und die Stadt unsicher macht.Zu Hause taucht dann Jacob auf, ein erstaunlich massiver Geist, der von den Wächtern der Zwischenwelt zu Emily geschickt wurde, um ihr bei der Jagd nach dem Dämon zu helfen.Eine bezaubernde, spannende, romantische und überzeugende Geistergeschichte. Dabei wird die Stellung der Frau im viktorianischen London, genauso wie die Gesellschaft beschrieben und genutzt, um witzige Situationen zu gestalten. Besonders hat mir gefallen, dass weder die Liebesgeschichte, noch die Dämonenjagd jeweils den anderen Erzählstrang verdrängt.Ich kann dieses Buch nur jedem empfehlen, der mal über anderes, als Vampire und Werwölfe lesen möchte. Da es der erste Band einer Serie ist, bin ich schon gespannt auf die anderen!

  • Valentina Markasović
    2018-11-28 22:24

    It was a better book than I had expected. It was pretty funny and witty at times."What if I'd been indecent?""It's all right, I checked and you weren't.""Very amusing." I enjoyed the description of London in 1880. It reminded me of Oliver Twist. It wasn't unusual for gangs of boys to be ruled by an older man, equally poor and desperate but more experienced in avoiding the police.The romance between Emily and Jacob was a bit disturbing. There is really no way for them to be together. Jacob seems unstable, and let's not forget the little fact that he's a ghost. Plus, they have known each other for two and a half days. Are you kidding me? I think it would've been better if they only felt lust at the beginning and it later develops into love (it's a trilogy, and I'll read the rest if I get the chance).I liked George most, to be honest. I felt bad for him, until Adelaide was introduced. There was no hint that they will ever meet or anything, but I think that's possible, and that's why I want to read the next two books.I read the first chapter of the second book, and I have a pretty good clue what is going to happen, but I really want to read it.All in all, I liked the book, supernatural (ghosts) are not usually my thing, but I gave it a chance and wasn't disappointed.

  • Mariame
    2018-12-19 01:09

    The only reason I bought this book off of amazon was because it cost nothing. Literally! It was free! So I am thinking "yes!" I am getting a free book. At the end of reading this story I was sad. Why do you ask? Because I tricked. It was a set up! A trap set up for poor greedy book lovers like me to get snagged into. How else can it be explained, why the very same night when I finally put this book down I was begrudgingly clicking away at the buy now 1-click button for the next two books in this series.despite the change taken from my wallet, I really had an awesome time reading this book. I had some difficulties separating myself from it's contents. But that resolved itself when I reached the end. I enjoyed Emily's character, she is selfless, courageous, kind, hardworking, persistent, intelligent, outspoken and fun. The tale has mix of mystery, adventure and forbidden romance. It was a fun read and I liked it so much I just had to review it. I don't do that much.

  • Juliet Sealand
    2018-12-10 20:06

    It was worth the price I paid (free) but I'm not likely to read the rest of the series unless they were all free, too. Not bad, but not my cup of tea. One thing that irked me a bit was the fact that the author couldn't seem to decide if she wanted an authentic period feel or a more anachronistic, contemporary vibe. I would have been fine with either of those, but the fact that it kept fluctuating made things seem a bit disjointed to me. Also, the romance didn't seem very natural to me. (Or supernatural, if you're feeling punny.) It just felt forced. I think the author was trying to pass off attraction and lust as true, lasting love and that kind of pissed me off, since the romantic interest is a sullen, controlling jerk most of the time. Ugh. Overall, it was entertaining enough to pick up at the library, (or free on iTunes) but not enough for me to pay for a precious, permanent spot on my shelf.

  • Gina's Library
    2018-11-24 03:05

    I was asked to read this book by the author for a fair and honest review.The genre of this book is listed as paranormal. It has everything a paranormal lover would want...a ghost, a medium who sees the ghosts, demons and even a bit of a love story.This story took place in London. I'm not sure what time frame, I do know that it's not in our time. The women still wore corsets and needed to be escorted with a male.I loved this story. I found myself feeling bad for Jacob. He is in limbo or the "waiting room" between life and death. I thought that name for it was perfect. I found the story of where the demon came from and how they solved it to have just the right pace. It didn't go too fast or too slow. I was hooked on the story. I did wish however they solved the mystery of who Emily's father is. Maybe since this book is actually book 1 in a trilogy future books will discuss this more. I can't wait until the next book comes out.

  • Anita Moll
    2018-12-08 01:26

    "Stop being so.... male!" The writing is ok... but the characters and dialogues are abysmal.... they really are, the lack any real meaning or depth, and I have now idea how I stuck with it so long. The mystery isn't even that interesting, I was hoping for a good book about Victorian Era paranormal investigation, but I was seriously disappointed. If you're used to good books and enjoy victorian era paranormal investigation, chuck this, and try the lockwood and co series by Jonathan Stroud, much better!

  • Charlie
    2018-12-15 20:29

    3.5 starsIn the imaginary world of mediumship this Victorian young adult mystery will entertain well enough to satisfy many fans of the genre. There are some misses on the portrayal of medium abilities, but one can easily overlook and enjoy the fictional tale. At times, the speech wanes from the authenticity of the time period for example, "Usually she began her sales spiel before the door had fully opened…," which detracts from the overall set building of the story. The dialogue just felt too modern in places making it less genuine. Nevertheless, the story has got a demon on the loose, a brooding male, danger and mystery. What's not to like? The ending leaves the reader hanging, but since this is a series I'm trusting that Emily will face Jacob again and some resolution will be accomplished.