Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sunday Post #284: It's Time for a Rewatch

Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Finish the Series #18: A Good Start to the Year!

I started 2021 with 75 unfinished series 😨 This year though, thanks to my unhaul and just removing series I was never going to read, I am starting the year off with 51 unfinished series/series I need to catch up on!

I mean, it's still a lot, but it's better than 75 😅 And like last year, I am hoping to finish at least 9 series in 2022. I finished 9 in 2021, so this should be pretty attainable this year too. We'll see though. Lol.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Review: The Lodge (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #15) by J.L. Bryan

Title: The Lodge

Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #15

Previous books in this series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (#1) | Cold Shadows (#2) | The Crawling Darkness (#3) | Terminal (#4) | House of Whispers #5 | Maze of Souls #6 | Lullaby (#7) | The Keeper (#8) | The Tower (#9) | The Monster Museum (#10) | Fire Devil (#11) | The Necromancer's Library (#12) | The Trailwalker (#13) | Midnight Movie (#14)

Author: J.L. Bryan

Publication date: August 2021

Published by: J.L. Bryan

Source: Review copy from author

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Synopsis: More than a century ago, the Sea Islands of Georgia's coastline were the playground of the ultra-wealthy. Carnegies, Morgans, Rockefellers and other aristocrats of the Industrial Age built luxurious southern beach retreats on islands like Cumberland and Jekyll to escape the icy winters of New York. In time, though, the grand mansions were abandoned and fell into disrepair, abandoned to the weather and the wilderness.

A secretive client hires Ellie Jordan to investigate one such island, home to a sprawling estate modeled after a royal hunting lodge. Weapons and artifacts from around the world adorn its grand hall. Finely furnished rooms devoted to leisure and games display the original owner's vast collection of hunting trophies, the preserved bodies of exotic predators from around the world, beasts with bared fangs and unblinking glass eyes.

Someone is trying to bring the neglected island back to life, but the dark shadows of its gilded past remain strong here, stalking the galleries and winding corridors. The mysterious grand lodge is more than it seems, and its restoration has unearthed horrific and unexpected evils. Ellie and Stacey must face the lodge's dark past and drive its paranormal inhabitants back into the world of the dead, before they can do more harm to the living.

My rating: ★★★★★

Right off the bat, this case was super sketchy. Ellie and Stacy are given very little detail... They didn't even know who hired them! So weird! But off they go to meet their client on a deserted island. This island was very... Off. There was a wall around it that was very reminiscent of Attack on Titan, so you know things can't possibly be good here. Lol. There's a very impressive mansion there, and a couple of other smaller buildings and cottages that were meant for "the help" back in the day, and spooky things are just happening everywhere. Hence why Ellie and Stacey were called in.