Title: Ghosts of Bliss Bayou (The Abby Renshaw Adventures Book One)
Author: Jack Massa
True Magic is never an easy road.
For sixteen-year old Abigail Renshaw, the terrifying nightmares are not the worst part. When apparitions start leaking out of the nightmares into her waking life—Well, that’s a problem.
But Abby’s dealt with hallucinations before, and she’s nothing if not resilient. Following clues from the nightmares, she convinces her mother to let her visit Harmony Springs, the small town in Florida where Abby was born, and where her grandmother still lives.
There, Abby finds unexpected help from new friends: a compulsive teenage blogger named Molly Quick, and Molly’s older brother Ray-Ray (a guy Abby really starts to like).
The not-so-good news? Abby’s apparitions might be real after all. And one of them wants to kill her.
What readers are saying
“Abby was for me an ideal heroine.”
“I enjoyed this book so much. The characters are awesome, so realistic.”
“Abby has a mystery to solve and she’s all about taking care of business.”
“Watching Abby grow throughout the story and become more confident was amazing.”
For urban fantasy fans of Bianca Scardoni or Rachel Jonas: If you like heroines who handle their own problems – no matter how spooky – you will love Ghosts of Bliss Bayou.
It’s been a long time since I read a ghost story that captivated me from the start, but this book had it all: ghosts, magic, and a snarky main character. When Abby starts to have visions, she has the feeling the bayou by her granma’s place is important. Seizing on opportunity, she goes to visit and finds out that she’s right. Something is weird in the small town, something linked to the bayou and Abby is the key to fixing it all.
I loved just about every aspect of this book. The characters were three-dimensional, the setting was nicely described, and the story was written in a way that it had no dull moments. I will definitely continue reading the series to see what other adventures are in store for Abby.