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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
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Feb 04, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2017-books-read, reviewed

In British ruled Malaya, the family of recently deceased Lin Tian Ching requests that Li Lan become his ghost bride. After refusing this offer, she begins to be haunted by Tian Ching, as he presses his suit in her dreams. To further complicate matters, Li Lan becomes attracted to his cousin, Tian Bai, angering Tian Ching. She consults a medium to find some peace from her ghostly suitor, but instead finds herself living on the borders of the spirit world. She must help a guardian spirit investigate the Lim family, find a way to put an end to Tian Ching's haunting, and somehow return to the world of the living.

This mix of historical fiction and supernatural fantasy is an enthralling and enchanting novel, with a deliciously tangled plot. Choo's lyrical and descriptive writing is a delight to read. The world-building of the spirit lands is well crafted, the historical atmosphere quite believable, and the characters full and engaging. This unusual book undoubtedly deserves a five star rating.

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Reading Progress

January 30, 2017 – Started Reading
January 30, 2017 – Shelved
January 30, 2017 –
page 70
January 31, 2017 –
page 80
February 2, 2017 –
page 104
February 3, 2017 –
page 184
February 4, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-books-read
February 4, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewed
February 4, 2017 – Finished Reading

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