There's no such thing as happy endings.
Savannah, Georgia is rumored to be the most haunted place in America. Quinn Roberts knows it is. She's felt the presence of spirits her entire life, investigating and photographing them with her best friend. Only none of those encounters ever turned violent, until now. The menacing darkness feeding off her stepmother has promised she won't live to see her eighteenth birthday.
After a chance meeting Quinn reluctantly allows actor Jason Preston into her life, which has complications of its own. She's not used to letting people get close. Falling for him while fighting for her life, and her family's legacy, only complicates things more. Jason shows her exactly what she stands to lose, especially when she's being attacked by the mysterious entity. Each attack is more violent and terrifying than the last.
With Jason's help, she dives into the Roberts' family history, searching for a link between a woman who went missing a hundred and fifty years ago and what's happening now. What they find is a brutal murder and that the ghost doesn't just want to hurt Quinn, it wants revenge.
It wants her life.
Author: Missy Fleming
Book Title: Happily Never After (Book #1 of The Savannah Shadows Series)
Publish Date: February 6, 2013
Links to Purchase: Amazon; Barnes & Noble
My Review: I Absolutely Loved it!!
Praise for Missy Fleming's "Happily Never After."
I went into this book not really sure what to expect. I was initially intrigued by the paranormal Cinderella spin, but what I got was something so much better. The plot was fantastic and kept me reading page after page.
The first thing that drew me in was Missy's historical descriptions of Savannah, GA.- As the most haunted city in the country. From the buildings, to the streets, to the people who lived within its confines for centuries, I felt like I was able to truly see Savannah and it made me want to visit.
In addition to her wonderful portrayal of the cities history, Missy also created likable and easily relatable characters. Now we are all familiar with the story of Cinderella, and Happily Never After certainly does not disappoint when it comes to the evil stepmother and her equally evil spoiled spawns. And Quinn, the modern day-ghost hunting sensitive, does more than just live up to the reputation of Cinderella. She is cool, stand-offish, and someone you'd want on your side if you were setting out to take down some bad ass ghosts!
I LOVED all of the paranormal twists throughout the story, and while I don't want to give anything away or create any spoilers, I will simply say Missy's creativity when it comes to paranormal abilities is creative and clever. As I read, I was reminded of the CW show, Supernatural... I am sure anyone who is a fan of Sam and Dean, will be a fan of Quinn's as well.
And the best part....
The ending!! Never saw it coming. As the climax unfolded I figured it would end as most books typically do, with the heroin defeating evil and saving the day... hmmm, what did I get? A jaw dropping, had to re-read the last page three times... OMG, that was fantastic, ending. And what's better is that we are left ready for the next book in the series and I don't know about you, but the hairs are already standing on the back of my neck!! I can hardly wait for Book #2 of the Savannah Shadows Series.