Review: Gold Manor Ghost House by Merry Brown

MEDIA KIT Book CoverTitle: Gold Manor Ghost House
Author: Merry Brown
Published: April 21, 2013

Blurb from Goodreads:

Anna thought life was going to be awesome. She was right…and wrong.
Won her dream job acting in a hit TV series. Check.
Working with her best friend. Check.
Met the boy of her dreams. Check.
The set’s haunted and she’s in the middle of a supernatural war. Uh, check?

Anna Rose Ellington is sixteen and living in Hollywood, hoping to be a star. Anna just landed a major role on Ghost House, TeenTV’s new fall drama. A show promising to be so hot, Meg Sweet (the reigning teenage diva), signed on for the lead, and Adam Lewis (international rock sensation) is a principal player.

Her dreams are falling into place until she gets on set and begins questioning her sanity. It’s true she has an unusual dream life, where once in a while her dreams literally come true. But it’s been a while. On top of her dreams not staying put in her brain, including the guy she’d been dreaming of for years, the house they’re filming in, Gold Manor, might actually be haunted. But that’s the least of her worries.


This was actually I nice story, I was really looking forward to getting to know more about this ghost house and the special abilities Anna had. I started reading about Four Families and some curse and I was really intrigued. But then… holes. There was not much explanation. I could kind of understand why certain relationships developed very quick, but I was a little bothered by it. Not too much, somewhere there is a kind of rationality to the fast relationship. What bothered me though is the way I was teased with supernatural, curses, powers and then… nothing? Like a fata morgana, shimmering with it’s beauty and when you get there… nothing. That was a little disappointing. The female lead was likeable, the story was cute, as was the back story, actress on a starting teen supernatural show? Behind the set access? Yum! But I would’ve loved if there was a little more body to the story. And I mean the real story. The rest had more then enough body. But based on the fact I didn’t get more on the real story, the why’s and what’s and the holes I saw, I can’t really rate this story very high for myself. But maybe you will love it?

2 star

happy reading deb s 2


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