January 29, 2012

In Love With Your Ghost • Spiritus

Spiritus book cover
Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: October 2011 
Source/Format: Author (Thanks!) || e-book
[I received this book from Dana Burnett. This in no way affects my review.]

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the "in crowd", Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn't expect things to change.

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home. To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for--A second chance. But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn't the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

Spiritus is a story about a ghost – but it is also a love story. It’s definitely a romance from a unique perspective.

I loved the relationship between Becca and Alistair. The merging of the past with the reality of the present made for a slightly more believable insta-love story (though I’m not normally a big fan). But seriously, imagine a relationship where you could not touch, where you could not always see the one you loved, where being together in the realest possible way just seems impossible – and you’ve basically got Spiritus in a nutshell. The romantic tension, the tenderness, the bittersweet moments… These are all the things that really caught my attention while I was reading and kept me wanting more.

Spiritus was definitely an interesting read, and I’m actually curious to see where the author will take us in the next book, which I believe is titled Haunted.


  1. I'm glad my review might have swayed you one way or the other. It may not have been one of my favorite books, but I thought it was a pretty darn good read :)

  2. It's an interesting idea but it's probably not a book I would have picked up unless I'd read a review like yours :)



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