I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Haunting Joy by Lena Goldfinch
Series: Haunting #1
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Joy’s new dress has a secret – one with a little supernatural history, one that’s a little more than she expected.
It all starts one ordinary afternoon, as seventeen-year-old Joy tries on some thrift-store clothes her grandmother gave her. The little white dress fits perfectly. Trouble is, now it won’t leave her alone. Soon Joy is swept up in an extraordinary journey to help a ghost complete some unfinished business. If only that didn’t involve Joy driving through dangerous intersections...or calling up her high-school crush, Nick...or getting stuck at a cemetery after dark.
Will Joy accept this ghostly challenge to be "more"? And just how far will she go to uncover the truth?
Haunting Joy is a short paranormal novella by Lena Goldfinch that features one haunted dress. Said dress is haunted by the spirit of a young girl killed in a car crash. Joy must help this spirit by finding out the truth of what happened and helping her family heal. I won’t say any more because I don’t want to spoil the story.
I found this to be a quick and enjoyable read. Joy has the typical teenage issues and also a little bit of romance with a local boy. She must walk a fine line with getting help with her quest and not appearing to be crazy to those around her. Even though this is a novella, the character development and world building were superb and there wasn’t any major slow down in the plot. The writing was (as always with Lena Goldfinch), excellent and easy to follow.
If you’re looking for a quick little story this Halloween with a little bit of YA romance thrown in, give this a try!
In honor of the release of Haunting Joy, Lena Goldfinch is giving away a few spooktacular prizes! The giveaway is open internationally, and there will be three winners (randomly drawn) – one winner for each of the prizes listed below:
- A glass heart necklace (like Joy’s!)
- A signed copy of Haunting Joy (paperback)
- An e-book copy of Haunting Joy