The Spirit Chaser, by Kat Mayor | {ARC} Book Review #372

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor from CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.

Trigger Warning:
Blood, Possession, Suicide,
Drug Paraphernalia, Drug Use Mention

Some places are too evil. Some places should be left alone.

27171931Austin Cole has it made. Star of the hit television show Spirit Chaser Investigations, he has become the world’s most famous paranormal investigator. Although hard work, a talented investigation team, and favorable genetics have something to do with it, it’s his lack of fear and willingness to take risks no one else will that make Spirit Chaser Investigations cable’s number-one show. When a ghost-hunt-gone-wrong seriously injures his best friend and lead psychic, Austin is forced to find a replacement for a team member he considers irreplaceable.

Casey Lawson can’t catch a break. She’s been on her own since she turned eighteen and is scraping by as a part-time psychic and cashier at a New Age store. When a desperate Austin Cole calls her up and offers her a position on his team, has her fortune finally changed?

He’s a control freak; she’s stubborn and opinionated. It takes time, but when they finally realize they’re working on the same side, everything clicks, both on and off screen.

Over the years Austin has angered plenty of demons, and one of them has set her sights on him. Now he’s the one in danger, and it’s up to the team to rescue him from the riskiest investigation of their lives.

Publication Date: November 03, 2015.

It’s been quite a while since I last read a Horror/ Romance novel and I was so excited. What piqued my interest about The Spirit Chaser was actually the fact that the characters in this story actually make up a TV show that they themselves star in. Think “Ghost Hunters,” or “Ghost Adventures” (my personal favourite).

In the first chapter there were multiple points of view that bled into one another, making the story seem all the more confusing, I had to really concentrate on what was being said. Quickly I acclimated to the way the story was being told. Which helped a lot because we’re never given a way to decipher whose point of view we’re reading from. You really have to concentrate on the way the story is being told to not only understand what was happening, but to be able to understand whose point of view you’re reading from. 

Which led me into being drawn into the story immensely. Like, I was playing some non-chalant music in the background and the music was just adding to the atmosphere of the story.

I realized pretty quickly that this story was pretty creepy. And I started reading The Spirit Chaser at 12:30AM. So. That just proves how idiotic I am, haha. I ended up reading The Spirit Chaser in one sitting, ending my read at 7am.

I got what I was looking for with reading this book, but the lead up to the ending, I did not need. Honestly, I ended up crying for half an hour, because the characters emotions, and my own emotions got to be too much for me.

I am extremely unhappy with the ending, since it’s not a happy one. Given that though, I understand why everything had played out the way it had. We’re even told multiple times throughout the story what the ending of this book would hold. I shamelessly hoped for the best, but ultimately got the worst.

Very good story, brought me into the atmosphere of the novel really well. The story affected me more than I want to admit. I’m not even ready for the second book.

This is not the happy-go-lucky book. The Spirit Chaser is most definitely a book with an insanely sad ending. Actually, after finishing my read through of The Spirit Chaster, I didn’t want to give the book a starred rating, because my feelings were all over the place.

In the end, not only was this story very much so atmospheric, but the way that the story had me feeling things. I was creeped out on multiple occasions, I got scared. I was happy when the characters were happy, and I enjoyed the fact that when things were good, they were good. I was in-love with the love that everyone had for each other. I was angry at the end (but if you end up reading The Spirit Chaser, you’ll find out why). And ultimately grief-struck.

I give The Spirit Chaser, 4 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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