The Wayward Haunt by Cas E Crowe
YA Fantasy, Independently Published in 2020, 378 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- Some slower scenes. It wasn’t particularly one section of the book, which is good, but there were scenes that slowed the pace.
- With other readers tagging this one as dark fantasy and horror I wanted more from the ghosts. I wanted a little more fear.
- The romance storyline that seemed like it was blooming in the first half of the story felt forced and awkward.
What I Did Like:
- Chosen one trope. I’m a fan of the chosen one. I like when it takes shape, I like following the character as they learn who they are and what that means. This was a great example of that. This character already KNEW what she could do but she was intentionally hiding it. Great way to use the trope.
- The romance was never the focus. Especially since it felt forced, I loved that the author let that fizzle out. It was never the focus of the story. The character, her journey, and her mission were the focus.
- Great build up for the next book. This one ends on a great note to make you crave that second book and where it’s going next.
Who Should Read This One:
- Fans of dark fantasy who like the idea of a necromancer being used as a chosen one will like how this one plays out.
My Rating: 3 Stars
The slower spots are worth wading through if you’re a fan of the genre.