Title: The Medium
(Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy #1)
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, YA, Fantasy, Romance
Published: June 30th 2012
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon Freebie)
Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.
Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.
Tis the season for some Halloween-ish books and this was a freebie....why not?
The story follows Emily who is 17 and can talk to the dead. She is faced with an escaped demon and a ghost who is a hottie. This hot ghost is named Jacob and he is stuck and can't crossover. He has been assigned by the Otherworld to help Emily.
I wish I could say I loved it, but I was done by page 100 or so. I kept trying to go back to it and I found myself just bored.
How? This concept is really neat and I was intrigued, but I just could not get myself to read more. Super bummer.
Maybe someday I'll go back. There wasn't anything WRONG with the story or characters (even though I find it strange to have Emily fall for a ghost boy - but I can look past it since she can touch him and talk to him).
Super bummer. DNF.