Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ghosts of Coronado Bay

TOMORROW June 29, 2011, JG Faherty, author of Ghosts of Coronado Bay, will be dropping in for a little interview!  Please be sure to stop by and learn more about this extremely talented and very funny guy...

Ghosts of Coronado Bay (A Maya Blair Mystery #1)
By:  JG Faherty
ISBN:  9781936564095
Published June 10, 2011 by JournalStone
Available Format:  Paperback, ebook

My Rating:  ★★★★☆

It’s hard enough being a sixteen-year-old girl, but try being sixteen with an ability to see, talk to, and even solidify ghosts!! That is exactly what Maya Blair can do. She is what her grandmother Elsa (who is coincidentally a ghost) calls a Seer. In every other sense, Maya is a normal teenager. She has a fun relationship with her best friend, Lucy, a high-strung ex-boyfriend, Stuart, and a job at her family’s resident island diner. 

When a local museum salvages the hundred-year-old wreckage of the Black Lady, Maya’s number of ghost acquaintances begins to grow substantially.  She soon meets Blake Hennessy, to whom she is immediately attracted. As their relationship quickly develops, Gavin Hamlin throws himself in her path as he intends to finish the evil task he was part of before the ship’s demise.  It is now up to Maya and her friends to save Coronado Bay and the world from horrific destruction. Can they do it before time runs out?

I received a copy of Ghosts of Coronado Bay from the publisher for proofing and review.

This story immediately sucked me right in. Maya is exactly the kind of girl I’d want to be friends with, dead or alive. The balance of her “normal” life with her seer life is perfectly intriguing.  The diversity of the characters makes the overall tale even more charming. Lucy is my favorite character—sassy, headstrong, honest, and unequivocally loyal to her best friend. 

There is a point in the story where Maya does a very ordinary teenage thing, attends a school dance. But, her date is a handsome, blonde ghost. I could not help but be reminded of the little dance party scene in the 1995 movie Casper with Christina Ricci and Devon Sawa. Such an endearing yet sad little scene…made me cry like a baby!

Ghosts of Coronado Bay has something for everyone. Humor, horror, fantasy, action, romance, teen angst, friendship, love, evil, good…  You simply cannot pass up this great read!