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Last Night at the Blue Alice

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Mollie Chandler is on the verge of joining a shadowy Order whose magical operatives, the Glymjacks, manipulate events of the past. As the only candidate for the role of Psychopomp, she must pass one final test before the job is hers.

The crumbling Blue Alice has been gathering ghosts for over a hundred years. Once a grand mansion, it was converted to a rooming house in the
Paperback, 178 pages
Published October 16th 2015 by Bedlam Press
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Shane Keene
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awhile back, Necro Publications sent me a box of books for potential review. There were several good books in that box and one shining star by an author I'd never heard of. It took a while for me to get to it and, truth be told, I kind of forgot about it. Then I was reading Brian Keene's list of favorite reads for 2015 and was reminded of it. Mehitobel Wilson's LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ALICE was number three on that list, a high honor coming from Brian and, as I was to discover for myself, one tha ...more
Kenny Soward
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't ready for this book so it took me a minute to wrap my head around what was happening. It's a series of ghostly interludes involving a psychopomp and then takes it a step further...and that's all I'm going to spoil.

By the second interlude I was pretty hooked. I was thoroughly engaged with the characters (both dead and alive) though I might have liked to know a little more about Mollie and what she did outside of "psychopomping" but in hindsight probably best left for another time. I'm p
Nicole Amburgey
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mollie Chandler has almost completed her training to become a psychopomp – an entity that helps souls to move on to the afterlife. She has one final test that she must complete: Spend one night at the Blue Alice, the most haunted house in the Commonwealth, to come to understand the lives of past residents in order to prevent them from becoming ghosts and haunting the home in the future. If Mollie should fail her test, if could mean death for her – or far, far worse.

The Last Night at the Blue Ali
Oct 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: have
I felt like this didn't really deliver fully on the premise. I enjoyed it but I wasn't blown away by it. Full review coming soon.
Miss Jane
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not a genre I usually read, so I was a little hesitant going in, but was very happy I took a chance!

The main character, Mollie, is a trainee psychopomp, a person who guides souls into the afterlife. "Last Night at the Blue Alice" tells the story of Mollie's interactions with several people who are living through the last day of their lives, all the same boarding house, the eponymous Blue Alice. Some of these people are appealing and relatable, and some are not pleasant at all. I apprecia
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bel never disappoints, and I've been reading her work for a long time. LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ALICE is, to me, a story exploring how one goes about haunting ghosts instead of the other way around. The characters, both living and dead, were well-built and I'm pretty sure I know (knew?) some of them. With its hit-and-move structure, the story moves fast. Each "haint" builds on the last, which is the magic behind setting the story in the Blue Alice. Everything works. Everything. If there's anything ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won a signed copy of this book through Goodread's Giveaways.

I enjoyed this book very much. It was a fantastic sci-fi/ghost story. I enjoyed meeting all the residents of the Blue Alice and learning their stories.

I felt that even though the book was a quick read (I finished in less than 24 hours) that the characters were fleshed out nicely.

My only complaint about this story is that I felt it ended too soon. I hope that the author is considering turning this into a series because I would definit
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of this novel in a Goodreads giveaway, and I love that I did!! I absolutely loved this novel, and I know my daughter will too!! Every chapter holds something different, but is beautifully written and flows together perfectly. All the characters are wonderful, interesting and believable. The plot is fun, unique, fast paced and draws you in from beginning to end!! A great book for young adults to adults!!
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect read about an old house and its ghostly residents. Original and fun. I liked the ghosts, their unique chapters, with Mollie's presence and role in their existence giving each ghost suspense and added character. Fun to choose my favorite ghosts, and see how each one affects Mollie's progress toward her goal. So many elements make this story 'just right' reading for those of us who like haunted old house stories, and Mehitobel Wilson delivers with an awesome take on the genre.
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads, fiction
I received this book as a First Read. The short chapters make for a fast read. The concept is interesting. I was hoping the book would be more spooky or pure horror but it fell more into comic horror. A nice middle grade or YA intro to the horror genre.
Shelli King
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway-winners
Not what I expected - and not quite like anything else I've read. I really enjoyed this book.
Alexandra Peel
Sep 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Weird things going on at the Blue Alice. Ghosts, Psychopomps, Glymjacks?!
Beautifully written, some descriptions are really delightful, especially of the Blue Alice itself.
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