Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Transient by M W Russell book Review

Melodie Gibson never had many friends in her life — that is, not until she moved from Australia to New York. Now, they fill her every waking moment. Fresh off the plane from the other side of the world, Melodie and her widowed father have moved into Heartworth Castle, an imposing manor-turned-Bed & Breakfast in upstate New York that he inherited from a distant aunt. But it’s no ordinary castle. Full of hidden secrets and layers of history, Heartworth has its ghosts—literally. Dripping with atmosphere, adventure and epic romance, THE TRANSIENT is the first instalment in the completed “Castle Trilogy” which creates an original mythology with roots in classical and biblical literature, where the afterlife is as complicated as the present, and the rules are just as hard to follow. It centres around Melodie, a socially awkward teenager, and Joseph, a “Transient ghost” that can take human form and who was murdered by a spurned love in the latter stages of the Civil War. No one is supposed to be able to see Joseph—but Melodie Gibson does. This unexplained contact sparks a passionate romance between the two. As Mel settles into her new American home and begins making mortal friends, she falls for Joseph, but not before the Governance and some old enemies of Joseph’s begin to materialize against them. Apparently, not everyone is happy about their new found love. THE TRANSIENT is only the first instalment; the final two novels are THE SOUL KEEPER and THE DARKEST ANGEL.

My review

Having read Maree Ward Russell’s Roses at Dusk - paranormal suspense story I have to say I eagerly snavled up my chance to review The Transient..

The Transient is a ghost story filled with lots of fantasy for anyone of all ages. M W Russell always paints a vivid picture within her stories. Her characters are filled with enough description to give the reader a wonderful detailed and indepth take on them. Its like looking through a looking glass as you read the storyine, it unravels within the pages. Its like I am there !

The romance is sweet between Joseph and Melodie. It was gradual - innocent yet sweet and gooey.. But I love gooey ! sigh - Young love lol.

The storyline is set at a gradual pace but entwined within the story is a little suspense and danger. But it will certainly keep you intrigued till you have read the last word.

M w Russell has effectively created a new twist on the word ‘ghost"... lol - The story is filled with love, friendship, laughter, danger and a few extra's .!!

Characters came to life with every turn of the page, and a good deal of the relationships that were formed seemed authentic, real and certainly enjoyable to Me, The reader.

 The fact that this is  A Paranormal Romance is a bonus for me, as I love this genre... Its set more for teens , but saying this it really is  for all those who enjoy this genre - any age will enjoy for sure.

 Everything about this book is completely stunning .The prose, the storyline and even the design cover !!! I eagerly await book two !!!

This book can be purchased at Amazon for a great price of $1-99 atm

M W Russell can be found Here on Facebook

1 comment:

mibby said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. You have an awesome blog and we authors really appreciate the time and effort you take - Maree xx