January 13, 2019

#BookRecommendations: One Foot in the Grave (The Mortician’s Daughter #1) by @CCHunterBooks

This week we have a paranormal romance for your reading pleasure! This one is just a book one and it has one major cliffhanger man!! Book two is even worse!! 

Title: One Foot in the Grave
Series: The Mortician’s Daughter #1
Author:  C.C. Hunter
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
Pages: Paperback325 pages
Pub Date: November 16th 2017
Publisher: EverAfter Romance 

Book Source: Author
My Rating: 5 Stars
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Synopsis:  Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him. 

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own. 

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go? 

About the Author: C.C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave, will release on October 31, 2017. C.C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures meander out from the woods surrounding her home. To find out more, visit www.cchunterbooks.com.

"C. C. Hunter has an amazing talent to make you laugh, cry, and laugh again all in the same chapter!" --Crossroad Review

"Jam-packed with action and romance . . . Hunter's lifelike characters and paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till the very end. A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance." --Romantic Times on Taken at Dusk

"This series is the perfect blend of eerie paranormal action, drama and plenty of will-they-won't-they scenarios with to-die-for crushes."--RT Book Reviews, 4.5 star review, RT TOP PICK 

C.C. Hunter is a master at writing books that will entertain you and "The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave" is definitely entertaining.... [It's] a funny, quick read that will appeal to fans of romance and ghost stories who are also looking for a good dose of family drama."--Bickering Books

My Review: This is one more story from CC Hunter that I just could not put down.  I will say that I wished that the ending would have been a little longer as it felt like the bad guy was caught a little soon and a little too easily.  Other than that the ending was a cliffhanger that I already guessed.  

The rest of the story was spot on and each chapter took us one step closer to Riley figuring out what is going on.  I do hope that during this series we find out why she can see the dead since its only been a year since she started seeing them.  

I really enjoyed how this one started as well as Riley just being your normal teenager. She has issues with her dad (who I have to say is actually there for the most part), issues with kids at school and then, of course, she can see the dead. But through it all, she is pretty strong.  I have to say that she reminds me of Melinda from that old TV show called Ghost Whisper. She deals with the dead on her own terms and speaks with them and helps them. 

The romance in this one although there is pretty light compared to other stories.  It worked very well and that twist at the end with it felt right as well.  At the time that I am writing this, I have already read book two and I will prepare you the ending of that one dealing with this romance is even worse!!  

If you are looking for a new paranormal with a little danger and a little romance check this out! But make sure to have book two on hand! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Paranormal, Danger, Ghosts, Murder, and Mention of Rape 


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