Tuesday, February 7, 2017

*Review* Haunted by Ginna Moran

Genre: YA Paranormal
Published: November 20, 2016
Pages: 339


After a devastating sacrifice leaves seventeen-year-old Cami Anders’ life in ruins, she must figure out how to pick up the pieces of her world and carry on with her second chance at life. But moving on isn’t so easy when the past comes back to haunt her, sending her running again—except this time, demons aren’t chasing her.

Determined to make a fresh start, Cami and her friends turn away from demon hunting to help those affected by demons and unprotected by the Hunter’s Alliance. As Cami immerses herself deeper into the Veiled Realm, new revelations have her questioning her entire existence. She finds safety with those she once feared—all while trying to make a difference in a world that no longer feels so wrong.

When an unthinkable act of betrayal forces Cami to face the enemies of her past, she must decide what’s worth more—saving the life of an innocent, saving her future, or saving her soul.


I was hired to proofread this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review. 

I went into this book a bit mad, and I came out of it in much the same way. Sure, there were some happy points in the middle, but anger is definitely the primary emotion I felt while reading this book. There was just so much for me to be angry about. The situation with Evan was totally messed up. Then there was the werewolves attitudes towards Cami. I mean I get their apprehension because of Cami's genetics, but her actions should speak volumes. Basically her life is just full of injustice.

This book (and this series in general) left me feeling conflicted too. I was raised Methodist, attending church every Sunday, so I know I'm supposed to feel like demons are horrible and that the Hunter's Alliance is the team of the righteous, but I just can't. The alliance seems horribly corrupt, and Cami, a demi-demon, seems almost godly in her endeavors. Apparently up is down and left is right in this new world order. I can't help but thinking that the Hunter's Alliance should just leave Cami the eff alone to do her thing, because she really is accomplishing good in the world. In any case, I wanted the demon (demi-demon, but who's keeping track) to win, because she was so very clearly in the right with her actions. Sure, I had a biased perspective because the story is told from Cami's POV, but she is clearly not a bad person. Why everyone else can't see that, I don't know. 

Overall I give Haunted 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend this whole series to lovers of paranormal books. - Katie 

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About the Author

Ginna Moran is a writer living in Austin, Texas but originally from Southern California. She started writing poetry as a teenager in a spiral notebook that she still has tucked away on her desk today. Her love of writing grew after she graduated high school and she completed her first unpublished manuscript at age eighteen.

When she realized her love of writing was her life's passion, she studied literature at Mira Costa College in Northern San Diego. Besides writing novels, she was senior editor, content manager, and image coordinator for Crescent House Publishing Inc. for four years.

Aside from Ginna's professional life, she enjoys binge watching television shows, playing pretend with her daughter, and cuddling with her dogs. Some of her favorite things include chocolate, anything that glitters, cheesy jokes, and organizing her bookshelf.

Ginna Moran loves to hear from readers so visit her online at www.GinnaMoran.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest.

Ginna Moran is currently hard at work on her next novel.

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