Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #1)
When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, ...more
Having read something else by this author in the past and not loving it, I was worried this would turn into another failed read for me and I just didn't want that. I wanted something fun and creepy. Different and lovable. I guess you could say, I wanted a lot but was expecting very little.
With a setting set in Georgia and ghosts galore, I opened this with trepidatio ...more
Well now, color me impressed.
I read The Haunted E-book by JL Bryan years ago and liked it. I don’t even know if that book is available anymore since I don’t see it on Amazon. Anyway, I’ve collected four other books by him over the years, but never got around to reading them. You guessed it, Ghost Trapper is one of them! I’ve heard over and over how good this series is, and finally, I got the urge to jump in.
I’m not sure why, but I had it in my head that this was more YA and would have angsty, an ...more
Ellie Jordan is a ghost trapper and her and Stacey are called on to investigate a mansion haunting by the owners. Thinking it is nothing more than residual haunting, Ellie and Stacy are taken for a spin when they discover that the mansion has many layers and each one is more sinister than the first. Now they are facing something truly evil and must rely on each other if they want to survive catching this thing.
"Naturally, zipping out to a dark, long-abandoned loony bin on a likely wild goose
*J.L. Bryan PLEASE get a better cover!*
It was in ...more
Ellie Jordan is working for Eckhardt Investigations, as part investigator and part ghost buster. She fin ...more
I loved both Stacy and Ellie and the ghost was sufficiently spooky. This book had everything a good ghost tale has...
* Old House that no one lives in long - CHECK!
* Wife and Child who see the ghos ...more
Ellie and Stacey arrive at the old mansion. Ellie and Stacey are ghosts hunters and they have been called out to investigate a haunting by the new owners. At first, Ellie believes it to be a relatively simple case of a ghostly haunting, but she soon finds out that there are far more sinister and foul things residing in the house. With Stacey's help, Ellie intends to flush out the ghosts once and for all, but little does she know, she is up against a p ...more
I read this book immediately after reading Matheson’s Hell House. Its interesting, because in a lot of ways the two books were opposite sides of the sam ...more
You’ve read the blurb so you know this is about a haunted house. So I’m going to introduce you to the ghost trappers from Eckhart Investigations instead of telling you what you already know.
Retired Homicide Detective Calvin Eckhart is the owner and boss man. He needed something to do with all of those em ...more
Plot: If you love Ghost Hunters (the tv show) then you will love this story. I honestly felt like I was in a mix of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Witness. These are shows I like to binge watch on Netflix. This story follows Ellie who traps ghost for a living. She visits this really haunted house to only discover that is dealing with something a lot darker than what she su ...more
(Admittedly, that last part took a little nudging, but she did ask. Eventually.)
I should probably mention that I love ghost stories. These particular ghosts totally hit the spot. The story behind how the house became haunted worked for me. The story behind why Ellie became a ghost trapper worked for me. Heck, Ellie's friendsh ...more
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author J.L. Bryan, and Megg Jensen.)
This was a creepy ghost story, and it reminded me a bit of the TV show ‘Supernatural’.
I liked the characters in this book, I did think Ellie was maybe a little crazy for wanting to hunt down ghosts for a living, but once she explained why she did it, it seemed more noble than nuts! Stacey was certainly enthusiastic, and Jacob the psychic seemed fairly genuine ...more
Ellie had trained her whole life to be a ghost trapper. Now she is a senior investigator for Eckhart Investigations. She has a degree in psychology that comes in handy when assessing the legitimacy of her cl ...more
I had nightmares reading this, so yeah, don't read it before bedtime like I did!
LOVED this, it was so thrilling, suspenseful and filled with amazing storytelling. Ellie Jordan is one tough ghost hunting chick and the stuff she and her partners find when investigating what they think is a straightforward haunting in an ol ...more
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I enjoyed reading Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper. It was well-written and fast paced. I liked that it had a clear story goal that carried through the entire book. Also, I liked how the situation kept getting worse for Ellie.
However, I had some complaints. It took me a while to get into the story.
At first, Ellie doesn’t seem ...more
I'm definitely giving this book 5 stars. I enjoyed everything about it.
I love the way Bryan brings everything together. The characters, the story, the way he weaves the paranormal into the present day. No it's not building a complete world from the ground up. But in a way it's harder to have to fit the world the characters and story that you've created into the present day, yet still keep it fun and believable.
Ellie is a great strong female lead. She's sarcastic and funny, but she's not the on ...more
As the fourth book in a 10-book anthology (the same anthology that I've been mentioning in my reviews so far), Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper was definitely an original novel... and was very, very enjoyable.
I only had a couple of problems with it. Well, namely one -- I kept wondering when it would be over. Not in a "oh my gosh, just get to the end already because [your writing is terrible, your character are unlikable, etc.]." No, it just felt a little bit like the author dragged the story out a ...more
When I began reading, Stacey was someone who I instantly liked. She always made me smile, not only for the things she says, but ...more
One thing that I liked about this book was that you can practice your skimming techniques as much as you want without losing much info. It really helps you glide over anything you don't find interesting.
Ellie is a great ghost hunter but doesn’t want to have to work with others. During the book we have great history lessons plus depth about the lives of ...more
So, I figured this e-book was free so why not? I've had plenty of bad luck with "free" (I put that into quotation marks, cuz of the wasted hours at times) books. I was not going to stop and I am so glad I have not.
Ellie, our main character is great! A very much believable character. She is in no way perfe ...more
I've actually had this book downloaded for a while but kept leaving it in favour of another, until yesterday, yesterday I picked this book up and didn't put it down, I was completely absorbed in this story.
I think the fascination with ghosts is that they can't really be proved or disproved so reading the ghostly activity in this book, i will put my hand up and admit it left me a little jumpy. it was a good half an hour before I realised I everyone had gone to bed and I was ...more
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