I read Chelsea’s first book, THE WOOD, and I loved how creepy it was. When I saw she was coming out with a new book, I couldn’t resist signing up for the blog tour!
by Chelsea Bobulski
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: August 6th 2019
This book was truly the perfect mixture of spookiness, a murder mystery and a romance. I was drawn in from the first page and I couldn’t put it down, literally! I finished this one in one sitting because I needed to know what happened. The setting primarily gives off The Shining vibes, a movie that I watched somewhat recently and loved. Who doesn’t enjoy a creepy hotel with paranormal activity? I wouldn’t want to stay in one but reading a story set in one is good enough for me. This book has dual timelines, following the stories of Nell and Lea. Lea was murdered back in 1905 and Nell discovers more and more about the case as she delves deeper into the hotel’s history. I enjoyed the dual timelines and I thought that they worked well for the story as a whole. They weren’t done in a confusing manner and I was able to easily keep track of what timeline I was reading about.
I have to comment on the general creepiness of this book! Paranormal stuff has always fascinated me and I thought the way that this was done was awesome. Nell begins to see spirits and constantly questions whether what she saw was real or not. She becomes acquainted with one of the ghosts and they have to work together to solve the murder and break the curse that lies upon the hotel. I thought the murder mystery part was super interesting and I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I also want to comment on how the cover completely fits this book so well! It’s creepy and regal at the same time and it is how I pictured Nell throughout the story. And don’t even get me started on the plot twists! I will liken it to the Fallen series in some way but I won’t be divulging why–as I love spoiler free reviews and you should pick this up yourself!
Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She’s always had a penchant for the fantastical, the stories that teach us there is more to this world than meets the eye. She has a soft spot for characters with broken pasts, strange talents, and a dash of destiny in their bones. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in history, she promptly married her high school sweetheart and settled down in Northwest Ohio with her notebooks and daydreams and copious amounts of chocolate. THE WOOD is her debut novel.
We have a lovely giveaway for you, too! You can enter to win a copy of REMEMBER ME, if any of this made you so interested!
The giveaway is US only and is from 8/6–8/20, so get those entries in.
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That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this tour and I highly recommend checking out REMEMBER ME!