Thursday, December 5, 2013

Walk of the Spirits by Richie Tankersley Cusick Review

"When Miranda Barnes first sees the sleepy town of St. Yvette, Louisiana, with its moss-draped trees, above-ground cemeteries, and her grandfather’s creepy historic home, she realizes that life as she knew it is officially over. Almost immediately, there seems to be something cloying at her. Something lonely and sad and . . . very pressing. Even at school and in the group project she’s been thrown into, she can’t escape it. Whispers when she’s alone, shadows when no one is there to make them, and a distant pleading voice that wakes her from sleep. The other members in Miranda’s group project, especially handsome Etienne, can see that Miranda is in distress. She is beginning to understand that, like her grandfather before her, she has a special gift of communicating with spirits who still walk the town of St. Yvette. And no matter where she turns, Miranda feels bound by their whispered pleas for help . . . unless she can somehow find a way to bring them peace."

Spirits. Ghost. Whatever. Paranormal, supernatural book. Walk of the Spirits. Ghost/Paranormal book.

Okay, I'm done talking/typing good old sentence with only subjects. English teachers would call it fragments, but we are not talking about the correct usage of grammar here. Right? Right (nods and crosses fingers), I hope none of you guys are English teachers.

Anyway, I love how Walk of the Spirits started out. Miranda Barnes seeing her new home for the first time is definitely a good and strong beginning. It's a great way of easing people into St. Yvette, Louisiana. No matter how boring it sounds. Even though they have some legendary Civil War relics. 

The plot of Walk of the Spirits is completely logical and insane at the same time. When you deal with the paranormal and supernatural stuff, there is always this logical factor but also this What-in-the-world-is-the-book-talking-about factor. But thankfully, Walk of the Spirits is mostly on the logical side. And it's totally fun, even though some parts of the book don't sell as well as other parts. 

The romance between Etienne and Miranda is Whatever. But what is more interesting is the dead people. That's right. DEAD PEOPLE. Or even more specifically, dead couples who never had the chance to last an entire lifetime to the point they are annoying each other to death. No, I'm talking about dead couples who died in a sort of Romeo and Juliet way. 

Tragic. Exactly. 

Anyway, even after I read all that tragic stuff (they will always be alive to me), I don't have the emotional favoritism (?) to them. Wait, that's not a great wait of saying. Ahhh! I'm so sorry! All the words in my brain suddenly disappear. Well, most of them. Emotional...emotional...grr...well, I can't think of the perfect word for this. Tell me it and suggest your words, por favor. 

All characters seem bland to me. That's all I'm going to say on the characters. Bland, dull, whatever words you use to describe boring. 

Rating: Three out of Five

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