Friday, June 19, 2015

Review: Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #4) by J.L. Bryan

Terminal  (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #4)
Terminal (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #4) by J.L. Bryan
Publication Date: May 4th, 2015
Genre: Adult Paranormal Mystery
Pages: 211
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Read: June 9th to 12th, 2015
Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.

Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.
~My Thoughts~

I actually had to check first if there was going to be another Ellie Jordan adventure after this one before I could actually start reading it, I had to prepare myself to see if we were going to be saying goodbye to the characters or not......that's how invested I am with them! I'm not ready to see this series end anytime soon, it's such an amazing series!
After The Crawling Darkness being such a high, the best in the series by far, I was so excited to start Terminal. However, this one was a bit slower than I expected it to be. The pacing was fine, the development of the mystery was top notch but for me it wasn't as easy to get into the story like the previous ones.
I loved that in each book it's a different type of ghost and I really loved that this time the ghost was a form of a Banshee. However, this ghost just really didn't hook me right away. Yeah, it was creepy how she could make people near her feel absolutely miserable and not themselves but other than that she just wasn't really that scary. Actually most of the ghost weren't really scary. Yes, eerie and they brought a chill to my spine as if someone was in the room with me, watching me. But they just weren't physically scary like his previous stories. And because of that I felt like Terminal was more low key than the first three books.
Even though it felt a little slow for me and it took a little bit longer for me to really get into, it was still a great read! The tale was spun beautifully and I just loved that we got to see past clients from previous books show up in the story! And the new clients, well, it wasn't hard for me to enjoy them! That'll probably be me and my hubby one day haha. 
Overall it was an enjoyable read! Yeah, in the beginning I felt like it was bouncing around too much and it took me till they found the ghost train for me to really get into. Because of this it was hard for me to really connect to the new clients, the bouncing around felt weird and different but I also understand that it being the fourth book you need to bring something new to the table so I'm happy that Mr. Bryan was feeling adventurous with this one! Another thing, I was also sad to see was Ellie closing up again. In The Crawling Darkness we got to see her grow so much and then to see her close herself up around Michael, well it made me a little sad. Hopefully she'll let him in in the next one! I know it's hard for her to let people get close to her, afraid that they'll get hurt if she does let them in, so because of this I'm kind of letting it slide but in the next one Ellie I best be seeing you open up to this amazing man that doesn't get easily scared! And with your job, well, only real men can handle dating a ghost hunter haha. I'm thrilled for the next one!
Sweet Readings Everybody!
*Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

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