Worthwhile to read since I loved the first book so much, but I didn’t love this one like that one. Why? Not enough Anna or scary paranormal parts.
Though I do like Thomas and Carmel and Cas, I liked them better when they were ghost hunters bumbling about. Now they are teens dealing with the aftermath of the first book, bumbling about. Call me crazy, but it isn’t as exciting.
But otherwise the story is a little floppy for a while. Who knows what is going on and it isn’t that exciting until it starts to move and things fall into place and then it crazy and fast! You just have to get through more than half to start getting excited about anything. Though there is one scene in the first half which is tense, but it is over too fast.
So, I casually read the first part and continued reading because I read reviews that said “keep reading”. Otherwise it was a teen kind of “adults say don’t do that, but the kids do anyway” story with a few exciting bits. I have read too many YA books lately to care much. I love my YA but the angst and ignoring, and I am smarter than the adults (which is all realistic) just gets blah. SO, I was very excited to get to the out of this world paranormal parts which were super fun and a tad bit confusing.
An unbalanced story for me. But a satisfying conclusion. Not sure if Blake will continue on in this world, if she does I would hope Cas finds a new scary ghost to bond with, but not sure that would happen. Anyway, 3.5 black obsidian ghost killer stars that are as mysterious as they are effective.