Spirit Stormby E.J. Stevens
Series: Spirit Guide #2
Published on January 1, 2011 by Sacred Oaks Press
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Source: Giveaway Prize
Spirits of the Dead are coming... Yuki is about to face an army of lost souls on Samhain, the night of Halloween, when the spirits of the dead roam free. Yuki will need all the help she can get from her friends, but will Calvin be there for her when she needs him the most?
Here come the spirits: After reading the first book, She Smells the Dead, and enjoying it, I had high hopes for the sequel. However, I found the book somewhat anti-climatic, especially the ending. Yuki was preparing and working so hard to fend off all these spirits and what does she do? Steals an amulet and everything’s alright. I continued to read the book because I enjoyed the growing tension, but was left dry at the end.
So, now what?: As soon as I finished Spirit Storm, I asked myself, “now what?” The ending was so flat that I didn’t really feel compelled to read more. I loved the first book and this one was good too, up until the ending. I don’t want to read more. I will, more out of habit in finishing a series than desire to keep on reading. I wished there was a little more to the end other than Yuki and Cal sitting on a couch.
Still a cool idea: I still really like the idea of being able to smell the dead. I do wish there had been more of that in this book because it is an interesting idea. Spirit Storm was focused more on spirit itself, it seemed. The main reason I started reading this series is because of the unusual power of Yuki’s.
I would still recommend this book, however more as a light read than a top-of-the-list type of book.