Book Review: Haunting Joy by Lena Goldfinch


Title: Haunting Joy
Author: Lena Goldfinch
Source: e-book from We ♥ YA Books
Book Links: Amazon | Smashwords
ating: ★★★★


Goodreads Summary

Joy’s new dress has a secret – one with a little supernatural history, one that’s a little more than she expected.

It all starts one ordinary afternoon, as seventeen-year-old Joy tries on some thrift-store clothes her grandmother gave her. The little white dress fits perfectly. Trouble is, now it won’t leave her alone. Soon Joy is swept up in an extraordinary journey to help a ghost complete some unfinished business.

If only that didn’t involve Joy driving through dangerous intersections…

Or calling up her high-school crush, Nick…

Or getting stuck at a cemetery after dark.

Will Joy accept this ghostly challenge to be “more”? And just how far will she go to uncover the truth?

My Review

This book was a fun read. I liked the overall concept of the story. It’s easy to follow and it’s very interesting.

I liked Joy’s character. She’s easy to relate to. Nick’s character is also likeable. I like the guy and the fact that he and Joy got to hang out made me really happy, because from reading the prequel, Chain Reaction, I knew that there’s definitely something to anticipate regarding their relationship.

I wished I’d seen more of Em’s character though, I think she could have been a great character.

I’ve read the sneak peek of the sequel and I think I’m going to have a great time reading it!




About the Author

I’m a young adult author who enjoys writing teen fantasy. My writing tends to be on the romantic side, mostly because I’m a sucker for a good old-fashioned romance, whether it’s young adult, fantasy, or historical mystery romance (like The Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series). And those elements (romance, fantasy, mystery,…) have a way of creeping into my own writing, even when I’m writing something lighter and more contemporary like my Haunting Joy books.
Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter

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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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