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In this eerie thriller of a ghost story, a teenage girl must solve the mystery of the ghost bride that has haunted her community in rural Kentucky for more than a century. Rena Faye believes in things she can see and touch, or at least capture through the lens of her camera. Things like the moonbow--a gray-and-white colorless bow that arcs out of Cumberland Falls every In this eerie thriller of a ghost story, a teenage girl must solve the mystery of the ghost bride that has haunted her community in rural Kentucky for more than a century. Rena Faye believes in things she can see and touch, or at least capture through the lens of her camera. Things like the moonbow--a gray-and-white colorless bow that arcs out of Cumberland Falls every month when the moon is full. This natural phenomenon is what keeps her family's motel business afloat, and what puts their tiny Kentucky town on the map. That, and the legend of the ghost bride. Along with everyone else who has grown up near the falls, Rena knows the tragic tale of the bride who walks the cliff on moonlit nights. But when her grandma tells her that the legend is real, and worse, that the ghost bride has cursed the women of their family, she dismisses it as just another of her mawmaw's famous stories. But when Rena Faye's life begins to fall apart, she must delve deeper into the stories surrounding the legend, and reexamine who she can trust, as well as the truth about her town and family history. before the curse takes everything--and everyone--she holds dear. An eerie thriller of a ghost story filled with twists and turns until the final page.


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In this eerie thriller of a ghost story, a teenage girl must solve the mystery of the ghost bride that has haunted her community in rural Kentucky for more than a century. Rena Faye believes in things she can see and touch, or at least capture through the lens of her camera. Things like the moonbow--a gray-and-white colorless bow that arcs out of Cumberland Falls every In this eerie thriller of a ghost story, a teenage girl must solve the mystery of the ghost bride that has haunted her community in rural Kentucky for more than a century. Rena Faye believes in things she can see and touch, or at least capture through the lens of her camera. Things like the moonbow--a gray-and-white colorless bow that arcs out of Cumberland Falls every month when the moon is full. This natural phenomenon is what keeps her family's motel business afloat, and what puts their tiny Kentucky town on the map. That, and the legend of the ghost bride. Along with everyone else who has grown up near the falls, Rena knows the tragic tale of the bride who walks the cliff on moonlit nights. But when her grandma tells her that the legend is real, and worse, that the ghost bride has cursed the women of their family, she dismisses it as just another of her mawmaw's famous stories. But when Rena Faye's life begins to fall apart, she must delve deeper into the stories surrounding the legend, and reexamine who she can trust, as well as the truth about her town and family history. before the curse takes everything--and everyone--she holds dear. An eerie thriller of a ghost story filled with twists and turns until the final page.

30 review for Where Echoes Lie

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

    Small town?? Haunted woods?? GHOST BRIDE??? GIMMEEEE

  2. 4 out of 5

    Liana Ashley

    Where Echoes Lie is a cozy spooky mystery with compelling twists and atmosphere, but what I enjoyed the most about it was the coming-of-age narrative at its heart. Protagonist Rena Faye is easy to relate to and root for as she tries to juggle her love for photography, a toxic family environment, conflicting romantic feelings, and a haunting to top it all off. I do think if she had not been such a well-written character, I may have lost interest as the mystery of the ghost bride legend isn’t half Where Echoes Lie is a cozy spooky mystery with compelling twists and atmosphere, but what I enjoyed the most about it was the coming-of-age narrative at its heart. Protagonist Rena Faye is easy to relate to and root for as she tries to juggle her love for photography, a toxic family environment, conflicting romantic feelings, and a haunting to top it all off. I do think if she had not been such a well-written character, I may have lost interest as the mystery of the ghost bride legend isn’t half as spooky as the blurb promised. There were a couple surprising twists concerning the identity of the ghost bride and what happened to her, which kept the narrative engaging. But while that aspect of the story felt wrapped up by the end, I was disappointed in the lack of closure concerning Rena Faye’s familial issues. Her parents were quite controlling and emotionally abusive toward her and although she did find courage to stand up to them on a couple occasions, in the final chapter Rena Faye just seemed to say “oh well, that’s how it goes.” The combination of this unhealthy message for teens and the underwhelming ghost story ultimately made this a forgettable read for me. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Penguin Teen for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. Where Echoes Lie is released 11/2.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Permanently_Booked

    DNF at 30%. I had hopes for another exciting YA ghost story with lore and a bit of mystery. For me, this was more a coming of age story that, up until I stopped, hinted at a family curse. I felt the main character, Rena, spent more time angry at her mother, father and brother pushing the plot into a family drama feel instead of what I was hoping for. In all honesty, I had a hard time connecting with Rena because of her bickering persona. Was not exactly a fan of her family either. They felt stif DNF at 30%. I had hopes for another exciting YA ghost story with lore and a bit of mystery. For me, this was more a coming of age story that, up until I stopped, hinted at a family curse. I felt the main character, Rena, spent more time angry at her mother, father and brother pushing the plot into a family drama feel instead of what I was hoping for. In all honesty, I had a hard time connecting with Rena because of her bickering persona. Was not exactly a fan of her family either. They felt stifling, unsupportive and ..well... clueless. The whole dynamic made it hard to appreciate the plot flow and building mystery. I hate the fact I didn't connect the way I had hoped and though this novel wasn't for me, it may be exactly what you need on your TBR. Check out a few other reviews by some amazing readers on here and decide if you're slipping this into your next Spooktober.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (a GREAT read)

    What better way to start a new year with a thriller?! When I saw Shannon Schuren’s cover for Where Echoes Lie I was immediately intrigued! I love a good ghost story! While there was a ghost and a story about said ghost, this wasn’t as spooky as I had hoped but still good. Rena Faye’s family runs a motel that is famous for its location to see the famous moonbow in Kentucky. There’s also history of haunting sin the woods nearby so they do rather well even with their competitor just up the hill who’ What better way to start a new year with a thriller?! When I saw Shannon Schuren’s cover for Where Echoes Lie I was immediately intrigued! I love a good ghost story! While there was a ghost and a story about said ghost, this wasn’t as spooky as I had hoped but still good. Rena Faye’s family runs a motel that is famous for its location to see the famous moonbow in Kentucky. There’s also history of haunting sin the woods nearby so they do rather well even with their competitor just up the hill who’s all “bigger and better.” Rena Faye has dreams of studying photography when she goes off to college in a year. She had a big road-trip planned with her grandmother to build her portfolio for a special program, but her family has other ideas for her. This right off the bat annoyed me. I mean I get your parents wanting what’s best for you, but her parents were straight out of some early days of history where they tell her no. Her dreams of photography are meaningless. She should stay home and work in their family motel. They promote her older, lazy brother to manager and just tell her to do what he tells her. If that wasn’t enough, her long-time boyfriend says he has the perfect plans for their summer. She can come and work on his family’s horse farm with him. Ignoring the fact that she’s allergic to horses. Finally, Rena Faye has had enough of people making decisions for her. She quits her family’s motel and goes to work for her competitor nearby! The more intriguing part of the story comes from the local legend of the ghost bride. Everyone has their version of her story and why she haunts the woods. Rena Faye doesn’t believe in ghosts, but then she runs into the ghost bride in the woods and everything changes. To add to the tension we insert yet another character, Arden, the son of the hotel’s owner where Rena Faye now works, the enemy you could say. There’s definitely a romantic tension between these two because despite Rena Faye’s issues with her boyfriend, she’s still technically with him when she has these interactions with Arden. What I did find entertaining about this book were the interludes of ghost stories. Every once in awhile someone’s version of the ghost bride tale would be told. It made for entertaining developments. Rena Faye then becomes determined to find the history of this ghost bride, the true story versus all the versions of her story that everyone talks about. This part of the story didn’t really take root until the near end. I mean there were some wondering and trying to figure things out earlier on, but the real digging doesn’t come until much later. I’ll admit I was slightly disappointed with this part of the story. It just wasn’t what I thought it would be. I guess I was hoping for something with a little more depth. I felt like things wrapped up too easily, too neatly. In the end, Where Echoes Lie was an eerie tale with a bit of mystery but at its heart felt like more of a family story and about forgiveness. It still had a few creepy moments but I guess I just wanted to be a little more scared than what I was. Overall Rating 3.5/5 stars

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This was a fantastic and spooky ghost story. But it was more than that; it's also about a teenage girl trying to find herself. To make decisions based one what she wants and not what others tell her is best for her, or easiest for them. I was immediately sympathetic to Rena Faye and on her side as I watched her be pretty manipulated by her family. Now, I understood their need for help as they struggle to pay the bills and keep their business afloat. But the fact that they refused to pay her or l This was a fantastic and spooky ghost story. But it was more than that; it's also about a teenage girl trying to find herself. To make decisions based one what she wants and not what others tell her is best for her, or easiest for them. I was immediately sympathetic to Rena Faye and on her side as I watched her be pretty manipulated by her family. Now, I understood their need for help as they struggle to pay the bills and keep their business afloat. But the fact that they refused to pay her or let her earn any money of her own, and the sexism her dad treated her with (re: her brother and boyfriend) angered me so much. I was so proud of her for learning to stick up for herself.  I also really loved Daisy and how much she supported Rena Faye and never treated her as immature or silly.  They had such a sweet friendship to read about.  Also, Rena Faye's relationship with Malice was so lovely and endearing and I could see how the tricky family dynamics really played out. The ghost story was complicated and twisty and even though I had guessed what was going on, I loved the way the reveal played out. Watching Rena Faye and others try and piece together the ghost's story; even at their own possible peril, was really intriguing.  The setting of the town and the backdrop of Moonbow days was just the perfect eerie setting for this all to play out. I highly recommend this book, especially during the spooky season! Thanks to the publishers for a netgalley copy!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Autumn

    "I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own." I loved the whole urban legend in a small town and how it became a tourist place. Our main character Rena wants to explore the world; how hard can it be to grant this young adult this request? Well, her trying to convince her parents it is like pulling teeth. Her parents are very controlling and strict. It is like they are terrified for her to leave the nest, even with her grandmother. They have "I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own." I loved the whole urban legend in a small town and how it became a tourist place. Our main character Rena wants to explore the world; how hard can it be to grant this young adult this request? Well, her trying to convince her parents it is like pulling teeth. Her parents are very controlling and strict. It is like they are terrified for her to leave the nest, even with her grandmother. They have a hotel that brings in money because of the moonbow arc near the falls every month, and there is the ghost story. The one that truly brings in the money. Yet, Rena is tired of working in the hotel every day for free she has a camera that she can use to capture the most beautiful pictures, but she needs to leave this small town, and her family does not make it easy for her. As she fights with them on this, she starts digging deeper into this whole ghost story and getting close to the neighboring owner's son, whose hotel could put them out of business. What she uncovers is something a bit deeper than just a ghost story. It is something that affects her family and theirs. I loved the ending and how it wrapped everything up. Now, if you are looking for something scary, this was not it. This story felt like an old ghost story we tell people.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Beck

    DNF @ 25% More teen family drama than ghost story; not my thing.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader

    Idk, that family, her father was the worst. Omg. RTC

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lisa | Lady_Logomancer

    Unfortunately this book just didn't hold my interest. Its a ghost story, sure, but honestly its pitched as a teen trying to solve the mystery of the ghost haunting her town. What it really is about is how a teen girl is fighting with her whole family and her boyfriend. She does eventually stumble on what happened to the ghost but the in-between stuff is a little repetitive, mostly angsty door slamming, foot stomping teenager stuff. Think “BUT THATS NOT FAIR!” If teen detective/family drama stuff Unfortunately this book just didn't hold my interest. Its a ghost story, sure, but honestly its pitched as a teen trying to solve the mystery of the ghost haunting her town. What it really is about is how a teen girl is fighting with her whole family and her boyfriend. She does eventually stumble on what happened to the ghost but the in-between stuff is a little repetitive, mostly angsty door slamming, foot stomping teenager stuff. Think “BUT THATS NOT FAIR!” If teen detective/family drama stuff is your jam, you will love this one!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Thank you so much to the publisher and to Edelweiss for the ARC; I very much enjoyed the time I spent with "Where Echoes Lie". This young adult horror follows a young teenager named Rena who's disillusioned with her summer plans dissolving: instead of going on a fun trip, she's going to work for her parents' failing motel in rural Kentucky. Again. Rena manages to get herself embroiled in a local mystery: is the urban legend about a ghost bride haunting a beautiful waterfall true? And if so... wh Thank you so much to the publisher and to Edelweiss for the ARC; I very much enjoyed the time I spent with "Where Echoes Lie". This young adult horror follows a young teenager named Rena who's disillusioned with her summer plans dissolving: instead of going on a fun trip, she's going to work for her parents' failing motel in rural Kentucky. Again. Rena manages to get herself embroiled in a local mystery: is the urban legend about a ghost bride haunting a beautiful waterfall true? And if so... why is the bride haunting HER? There was a lot to enjoy about this book - it featured interesting relationships, the side characters were well-done, and I thought that Rena's struggle with her family was complex and nuanced. Probably my favorite thing about this book was the depiction of Kentucky - you really feel that this took place in the South. The characters are Southern, working class, but there was no stereotyping or condescension involved in depicting them. So often Southern characters are all about the quirkiness! The over-the-top sayings! The "bless your hearts"! And instead, these were just people who felt real, who did good things and bad things, and had certain perspectives that are regressive, and some that were fine, but the book presented them neutrally and without any of that "look at these slack-jawed, ignorant yokels!" that you sometimes get in books taking place in the Deep South. As an Alabamian from a rural area, I was thrilled. And the ghost bride? Spooky stuff. Definitely grab this one if you want an easy-to-read creepy fall read with fun characters and a good mystery.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    This surprised me and wasn't quite what I expected. I was expecting a really scary kind of story and while there is some of that with the urban legend of the ghost bride and the atmosphere of the town and the woods what came across more and made this book great was Rena and her finding herself, figuring things out and all the family drama and such. I related quite a bit more than I expected to this book and to Rena with her story. There were quite a few times while reading this story that I wond This surprised me and wasn't quite what I expected. I was expecting a really scary kind of story and while there is some of that with the urban legend of the ghost bride and the atmosphere of the town and the woods what came across more and made this book great was Rena and her finding herself, figuring things out and all the family drama and such. I related quite a bit more than I expected to this book and to Rena with her story. There were quite a few times while reading this story that I wondered if the author had seen parts of my life while writing this - it was uncanny some of the similarities for me to myself and parts of my life in the past and such. This was one of the first books in a while that I can remember feeling compelled to keep reading, wanting to finish it and know what would happen - it really kept my attention and interest. This story is about Rena and her family and life. In this book, Rena is excited to have a summer trip that she's going to go on with her Grandma, but at the last minute, it gets canceled by her parents. Then when she is stuck at home helping out with the family business, she goes to talk to her Grandma who tells her there is a curse on their family related to this urban legend of the ghost bride who jumped off the cliff to her death whichever version you've heard of the story. Rena spends the summer trying to figure out the truth behind the story at the root of the ghost bride legend along with navigating her way through finding herself and coming into her own. She has to learn to assert herself and deal with her mother and family and their different views and beliefs on things as well as trying to improve things so she doesn't continue the negative cycle she's in with her mom/parents. It's all very well written and a low-key spooky story woven into helping to tell about Rena's coming of age experience as she's growing up and figuring herself and other things out. I enjoyed this story and felt it resonated with me on varying levels. This is a great book that I would recommend checking out. Thanks so much to NetGalley and Penguin Young Readers Group for letting me have the chance to read and review this book. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Caitie

    "Betrayal has legs. Legacy has roots." 4.5 stars rounded up for this one. I picked this up on a whim and I'm glad that I did. I have always liked a ghost story, and I also liked that this took place in Kentucky. Our main character is Rena Faye Whitaker, living in small town Kentucky, tucked away in the mountains. Her hometown is known for two things--the moonbow phenomenon and the legend of the ghost bride. Rena Faye's family owns a motel that caters to mostly summer tourists. But she's also tire "Betrayal has legs. Legacy has roots." 4.5 stars rounded up for this one. I picked this up on a whim and I'm glad that I did. I have always liked a ghost story, and I also liked that this took place in Kentucky. Our main character is Rena Faye Whitaker, living in small town Kentucky, tucked away in the mountains. Her hometown is known for two things--the moonbow phenomenon and the legend of the ghost bride. Rena Faye's family owns a motel that caters to mostly summer tourists. But she's also tired of feeling like a second class citizen in our family, her older brother is basically treated like a god because he's a boy and is seen as the rightful heir (as it were) to the family motel. Rena Faye's love of photography is always seen as a hobby, not important enough. But this summer is different, when Rena Faye's grandmother won't stop talking about the ghost bride, telling her that the story is actually true, Rena Faye ends up taking up the cause to find out the truth. Everyone, including her parents, think her grandmother is no longer lucid, but for some reason Rena Faye knows that her grandma isn't lying to her. When things for Rena get worse at home, she gets a job at the rival motel in town, where she may just learn the truth. Throughout the summer, Rena Faye learns about some family secrets and more about how to stand up for herself. I recommend this book for anyone who likes a coming of age story that involves a ghost story.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cary Morton

    I received a copy of this book directly from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book, though perhaps not as much as I had hoped. The book was well-written in that the narrative flowed easily, and it was well-paced. I got sucked into the story and ended up staying awake till 4 AM to finish it. I was enraptured by the story of the ghost bride, wondering what had happened to her. As for the characters - they were hit or miss. There wasn't a lot of depth to most of I received a copy of this book directly from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book, though perhaps not as much as I had hoped. The book was well-written in that the narrative flowed easily, and it was well-paced. I got sucked into the story and ended up staying awake till 4 AM to finish it. I was enraptured by the story of the ghost bride, wondering what had happened to her. As for the characters - they were hit or miss. There wasn't a lot of depth to most of them, but I did like the main character a lot. Her parents though - they gave me anxiety. The father was straight-up overbearing and abusive, and coming from a similar background, it made me dread scenes between the main character and her family. The major problem I had with the book, and the reason I knocked a star off my rating, is that it was predictable. As interesting as the story was, the author hinted quite a lot at certain aspects of the plot, and so by the time those threads of the plot were played out, it was really obvious that the story was going to lead there. I almost wish the author had pushed a little harder towards the dark side of the ghost bride's backstory - but I also get that this was clearly a young adult book, and so maybe that's why it was a little less dark than I would have liked. Overall, I enjoyed the book a lot, and if you are a YA reader who likes ghost stories, I think it's likely you'll enjoy it too.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cassie M

    Where Echoes Lie is a great book if you're looking for a new spooky read. Rena's town has thrived under the legend of the ghost bride. Everyone has a different version of the story but they all agree a woman fell over the falls to her death. When Rena's summer trip gets canceled, her grandma warns her of a curse the bride put on the women in her family. I liked the spooky aspects of this book. At the beginning, I really couldn't tell if there were actually paranormal things happening or if Rena Where Echoes Lie is a great book if you're looking for a new spooky read. Rena's town has thrived under the legend of the ghost bride. Everyone has a different version of the story but they all agree a woman fell over the falls to her death. When Rena's summer trip gets canceled, her grandma warns her of a curse the bride put on the women in her family. I liked the spooky aspects of this book. At the beginning, I really couldn't tell if there were actually paranormal things happening or if Rena was being pranked, and I liked that questioning. The lore behind the ghost story was so cool and hearing each person's way of telling it made them all seem unique. I found it so hard to read the parts with her parents since to me they seemed pretty awful. Rena was essentially being forced into child labor which made it impossible for me to feel for the mother at all in the end. Her family was definitely toxic and I wish they had been made more dimensional instead of just unbelievable. For me, this was a 3.5/5. If you like local ghost rumors, have ever rebelled to gain some freedom, or want a good haunting, this is the one for you. I received a digital copy of this book free from Penguin Young Readers Group and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Valerie Biel

    I just finished reading. . . at midnight . . . as the clock ticked over to the beginning of All Souls Day. How perfect! Why? Because this is a story about a lost soul -- a ghost story -- a fabulous, eerie, page-turning ghost story. But what makes this book so special is the rest of the story surrounding the legend of the ghost bride and the modern-day characters who interact with her. What does she want? What does she need? Will she harm them to get it? Shannon Schuren does a fabulous job of inte I just finished reading. . . at midnight . . . as the clock ticked over to the beginning of All Souls Day. How perfect! Why? Because this is a story about a lost soul -- a ghost story -- a fabulous, eerie, page-turning ghost story. But what makes this book so special is the rest of the story surrounding the legend of the ghost bride and the modern-day characters who interact with her. What does she want? What does she need? Will she harm them to get it? Shannon Schuren does a fabulous job of intertwining a coming-of-age story with the secrets of the past. As a stellar storyteller, Schuren creates characters we immediately care for, perfectly flawed and incredibly human in their interactions with each other. The dialog is crisply written in a way that makes us feel like clandestine eavesdroppers on family arguments, painful revelations, and heartfelt hopes and dreams. Add to that an incredibly well-developed, page-turning plot and you've got a highly-recommended must read. Just start reading early enough at night so that you don't get to the wonderfully scary bits at midnight like I did!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Megan Houde

    Small town scary story, haunted woods, a ghost bride.. umm yes please!! Rena’s small town thrives on the story of what they call an Urban Legend. The story of the Ghost Bride who died on her wedding night under the moonbow, same night her secret lover dies in a house fire. Her grandmother Malice loves telling the scary story, but little dose Rena know that she’s connected to the ghost and cursed. Rena has plans to travel with Malice over the summer, when her parents hotel is popular for tourist Small town scary story, haunted woods, a ghost bride.. umm yes please!! Rena’s small town thrives on the story of what they call an Urban Legend. The story of the Ghost Bride who died on her wedding night under the moonbow, same night her secret lover dies in a house fire. Her grandmother Malice loves telling the scary story, but little dose Rena know that she’s connected to the ghost and cursed. Rena has plans to travel with Malice over the summer, when her parents hotel is popular for tourist coming for the ghost story, so she decides to see if the curse is real. Family secrets start to reveal themselves. I love a good small town ghost story and this one was adventurous. The lore of the story was really neat and there was times I couldn’t tell if it was real or if she was punked. The characters were interesting especially the side characters. I wasn’t a fan of her mother, she seemed toxic and a bit controlling, but I also didn’t mind it because some parents are like that. It was a good read for spooky season!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Bowe

    Rena and her family own a motel in rural Kentucky where a legend of a Ghost Bride has been told for centuries. Her family has been told that the women in their family line are cursed. To rebel and get away, she goes to the neighboring Atwater Hotel to get a job. There she starts to find pieces of the real ghost bride story. Rena has seen the ghost bride so it becomes real and not a story anymore. Rena has to discover what the story is so that the bride can get her final rest . Rena feels cursed i Rena and her family own a motel in rural Kentucky where a legend of a Ghost Bride has been told for centuries. Her family has been told that the women in their family line are cursed. To rebel and get away, she goes to the neighboring Atwater Hotel to get a job. There she starts to find pieces of the real ghost bride story. Rena has seen the ghost bride so it becomes real and not a story anymore. Rena has to discover what the story is so that the bride can get her final rest . Rena feels cursed in her own way. She's the "problem child" while her brother Graham is the "golden child". All she wants is a chance to be heard and no one in her family, except her grandma Malice, wants to hear. I felt bad for her. She also had this photography talent that she didn't get enough credit for.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Taylor

    As a Kentucky girl myself, I was SO EXCITED to start this one, and it did NOT disappoint! This was easy to read, filled with fun local urban legends I grew up hearing about, and some spooky ghost brides! This is a great fall read and I highly recommend! If you're a fan of mysteries, creepy stories, and fall reads, pick this one up. As a Kentucky girl myself, I was SO EXCITED to start this one, and it did NOT disappoint! This was easy to read, filled with fun local urban legends I grew up hearing about, and some spooky ghost brides! This is a great fall read and I highly recommend! If you're a fan of mysteries, creepy stories, and fall reads, pick this one up.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Amber (seekingdystopia)

    DNF @ 20% I was hoping that this would be something super creepy. Unfortunately, this felt more like a small-town drama rather than a ghost thriller. If that is your thing, you might like this more than I did. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It wasn’t perfect but is was absolutely fun. Reading the dialogue transports you to Kentucky. The setting is interesting and the story borrows just the right amount from local places and folklore.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gloss M. R.

    El pequeño pueblo de Rena prospera con la historia de lo que ellos llaman una Leyenda Urbana. La historia de la novia fantasma que murió en su noche de bodas bajo el arco lunar, la misma noche que su amante secreto muere en un incendio en una casa.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Indre

    Big hopes for this one, but it came up short for me. What I liked: The family theme. Trust in the family. Support each other. Standing up for yourself. Coming of age theme. Ghost bride. What I didn't like: Family drama. Not enough creepiness or ghosts. The family theme even though it was great, I feel like it overwhelmed the plot. And there was so much drama and anger with parents punishing children for trying to be themselves, children being mad for parents not communicating. I know it's realistic Big hopes for this one, but it came up short for me. What I liked: The family theme. Trust in the family. Support each other. Standing up for yourself. Coming of age theme. Ghost bride. What I didn't like: Family drama. Not enough creepiness or ghosts. The family theme even though it was great, I feel like it overwhelmed the plot. And there was so much drama and anger with parents punishing children for trying to be themselves, children being mad for parents not communicating. I know it's realistic, but so much can be solved with good communication and would have liked to more of that. Oh and what controlling father figure, and a boyfriend. So much gaslighting, controlling, patronizing. Ugh. And oh the ghost? The curse? It felt lost in the family drama story, and didn't give the creepiness this book deserved. This just wasn't for me.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kristi

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katie McLeod

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lorin Blackburn Thierfelder

  26. 4 out of 5

    Fifi’s Bookshelf

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Mae

  28. 5 out of 5

    Glory

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

  30. 4 out of 5

    Zamora GI

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