Raising the Dead (Past Midnight #1.5)
Charlotte Silver's world is like no one else's...
As the daughter of the famous Silver Spirits paranormal investigators, Charlotte Silver is used to all things weird. But when coffins start floating down her street during a flood, life turns extra strange. And wonderful, when her friend and crush Noah signs on to help Charlotte and her folks in the aftermath. Cemetery cle...more
I just love the cover; it’s a lot prettier than the first book’s. There’s a sort of creepy, eerie mood, and if I saw coffins floating down my street, I sure as heck would be freaked out. This novella mostly revolved around the repercussions after the first book and how everyone around her is dealing with it.
To be honest, I didn’t really care for this installment. The writing ...more
Noah is a guy that she likes.
In the first book, Charlotte had contacted a dead girl from the past. At the present, a terrible storm causes so much water to fall that some coffins from an old cemetery get carried away by the water. The coffins were from the Civil War era.
Normally that would not be that m ...more
With clever writing, a promising synopsis, and likeable characters this novella hit the spot. I enjoyed getting back into the world of the Paranormal Investigator family – The Silvers, and rekindling my love for a good paranormal story. Interwoven with the intrigue of fl ...more
I happened to see this book on Amazon's Free Books Li ...more
Several weeks after what happened in Past Midnight, Charlotte is helping her father during one of his lectures, only to find that when it's over, a huge storm has hit the town. So much rain falls that there are floods, and with those floods come roaming coffins. Of course, her parents are instantly drawn to the case. The strange thing is ...more
Raising The Dead is a short novella about Charlotte Silver and her not-so usual ability. It was a quick read but I really liked it. For someone like me who still haven't read Past Midnight, it let me take a gander at characters like Charlotte, herself, her family and friends and most especially, a glimpse on what Past Midnight series is all about.
The story was well-written and I love stories about ghosts so it was easy for me to like the story. Mara did men ...more
When South Carolina experiences heavy flooding and coffins from a graveyard are washed into the street Charlotte’s family offer to help restore the remains to the cemetery. As they do this they make a shocking discovery, however, that is not the only strange thing going on. A man can be seen in the graveyard, running into the woods when anyone comes near. What is he doing there and why doesn’t he want to be seen?
I read this ...more
We meet a man named William who owns the graveyar ...more
This was a really quick read, being a novella and all. It was really well written with all the aspects of a great ghost story. It starts out with a huge storm that floods the area and leaves several coffins uprooted from their graves. Charlotte joins her family to identify the remains of the coffin owners and bring them back to their ...more
I haven't read any YA that is so prolific these days. I'll admit, it's been a long, long time since I was a YA. But I know there is a lot of good reading out there so when I saw this YA/Paranormal I thought I'd check it out.
Charlotte, 17, is the daughter of paranormal investigators. Her father is in it to debunk everything. Her ...more
Charlotte is still in the same house and school, which is saying something. Her parents have decided to hang around the same place for a few years and she is happy to have friends and consistency. That is until the rain causes flooding that leaves coffins floating around the city. When her parents get involved in the job of restoring the coffins to a civil war age cemetery, the paranormal energy is sure to follow.
3 stars – a good read
While the story in Raising the Dead reads okay there have been some grammatical errors as well as inconsistencies.
More than once there was a word missing or sentences were awkwardly structured. What was most off-putting about the short story was that it says in one of the first chapters that William has pictures of his grandchildren in the family photo album. A few chapters later he tells Charlotte that if he ever had grandchildren he would ...more
The story continues Charlotte Silver's story as the daughter of the famous Silver Spirits paranormal investigators as they work to fix a cemetery that ended up losing most of it's c ...more
Due to severe rain storms in South Carolina a small cemetery is flooded and a number of coffins are disinterred. While her parents aid in helping with the identification of these remains ...more
Neat premise, well-written throughout.
Here's my problem. The end is so mild it could have been in a Pooh Bear picture book. The author gets us all set up for some really rousing horror, chases, maybe even a murder ...more
In this short story, the town Charlotte now lives in is experiencing a storm sooo bad that there is a flood. But the weird thing is that coffins start to float down the street during the flood…pretty creepy, eh? lol. Anyway, charlotte and her family (and her crush Noah) volunteer to help clean up the mess of coffins all over town. But they soon discover that these are no normal coffins. No, these coffins hide secrets, secrets that could ...more
The cover description tells the story simply enough, and beforehand I didn't really read it, so I just went in blind to the story and for a short one it had impeccable pacing. Things moved quickly and a mystery developed that was quite intriguing. I didn't really see the ending c ...more
Purnhagen follows up Past Midnight with this novella, meant to bridge the gap between that and the second full-length in the trilogy, One Hundred Candles (which technically makes this the second entry in the Past Midnight series). I enjoyed Past Midnight a bunch (cf. review 1Nov10), but in some ways I liked this even better; it's shorter, a bit more focused on the actual mystery (who's the stranger hanging around an old family cemetery that was p ...more
The books opens with Charlotte Silver attending one of her dad's lectures on the state of paranormal, while outside, a heavy thunderstorm parades. Once they are driving home, Mara Purnhagen provides the reader with a treat for the imagination: Imagine...caskets floating down a co ...more
Kudos to Ms. Mara Purnhagen for creating yet another spine-chilling read! Charlotte was in for another adventure. One storm led to coffins being washed away by a flood. William, the owner of the cemetery where the coffins came from, seek the Silvers for help. He asked them to restore and return his ancestors remain to the cemetery. But the task was more complicated than it seems. Ghouls, a man in a black trench coat ...more