REVIEW by Jena: Ghost of a Hope (Betty Boo #4) by Beth Dolgner – Releases in August (@bethdolgner)
The demon hunters have declared war in Savannah, Georgia.
Two weeks after her return from Serenity Island, Betty “Boo” Boorman is expecting retribution from the demon hunters at any moment. They have remained quiet so far, but the ghosts of Savannah, Georgia, have not. A series of violent hauntings all have similarities to past cases The Seekers have investigated, putting Betty and her team in danger. A surprise demon attack makes Betty realize she has more to fear than vengeful hunters and vicious ghosts. When the demon hunters finally make their move, the lives of Betty, Maxwell, Carter and The Seekers will be irrevocably altered.
Today is a sad day in my little world. The words you’re reading are me posting a review for the last time on the Betty Boo series by Beth Dolgner. It seems like forever ago that I picked up Ghost of a Threat. I blew through it in a matter of hours, instantly taking a liking to Betty and Maxwell. Maxwell, Maxwell, Maxwell. There’s just something about Maxwell…..
Then came Ghost of a Whisper, the first book in the series to successfully make my heart ache for the characters. There may have been a teary eye here and there too but the main feeling for that book is best described as heart ache….
Ghost of a Memory was the third installment. Memory takes you through a wide range of emotions. The biggest ones being anger, heart ache, fear, relief, and grief.
Now, we have Ghost of a Hope. This is the fourth and final installment in the Betty Boo series and I am so sad to see her go.
Following the combined events of the previous three books, Betty and Maxwell are being hunted. Both of them have blood on their hands and spending all of their time looking over their shoulders expecting that one day, a price is going to have to be paid for that blood. Little do they know, everything is not as it seems.
The thing I loved most about this book was the big mystery of the day. As the Seekers are investigating a strings of unusually violent hauntings, the story is written in such a way that the big mystery actually ties all four of the books together. By the end of Ghost of a Hope, you get the sense that everything in the story has come full circle and are reminded of details from back in book one.
As with all of the Betty Boo books, this was another very fast read. Once I was engrossed in the story, that was it. I couldn’t put it down. I blew through it in a grand total of about 4 hours of reading (maybe) and never hit a single plot line pot hole.
Warning: Readers and fans WILL need tissues.
So picture this….
I am sitting at my desk on my break at work. I have the pdf of Ghost of a Hope open on my computer screen and I am feverishly reading as I am on the last 5-10 pages of the book. Suddenly and event in the book happens and I gasp and cover my mouth. This is something that almost never happens with me – except when watching videos of bad skateboarding accidents or nut shots on America’s Funniest Videos. I keep reading. The event I was HORRIFIED over has just taken a drastically different turn and THAT, kids, is when the water works started. I had tears rolling down each of my cheeks. And it just got worse. And worse. And worse. I swear to you all – MY. HEART. BROKE. I was devastated. As a fan of this series, you get to know the characters and you sort of fall in love with them. They’re like family by the time you’re done. This event that happens will just STUN you. I didn’t stop crying until I e-mailed the author to let her know that she made me cry like a big baby.
And I refuse to tell you what the event is or how it turns out. GO READ THE BOOK! Well, you can’t read the book yet as it doesn’t come out until some time in August but you can certainly catch up by reading the rest of the series! *wink wink*
Overall, I am giving Ghost of a Hope 5 stars. Another fast and entertaining read in a whole series of fast and entertaining reads. And I don’t think I could have written a better fangirl ending! Great book! Well worth adding to your Kindle! I adored this series from beginning to end!
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