Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review:The Ouija Board by Shelby White

27925125Title: The Ouija Board
Author: Shelby White
Published: Dec. 14, 2015
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Pages: 105
Genre: Teen, Ghost
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk 

When Alycia and her three best friends buy a Ouija board for some late night entertainment, they come in contact with something that defies all reason. They find themselves faced with questions that would make others run in fear. Delving into this frightening unknown, they soon discover they are dealing with a force more powerful than they could possibly understand.

Enlisting some knowledgeable help on supernatural entities, they are introduced to a world they never thought existed. As they try to maintain the normalcy of their summer break and figure out how to rid themselves of this other worldly being they realize their lives will never be the same and that some games aren’t meant to be played with.

I received this book to give an honest review.

I didn't read this book to K but I think he might have enjoyed it as there is nothing too scary, there is talk of a murder but there is no details or gory graphics. It is overall a clean read. This review is mine and I wanted to share it with those that may have middle grade children or teens.

I love to read about ghosts and the paranormal. So when I saw this book and its title is The Ouija Board I figured it had to have some type of scariness to it. 
For me it was not scary at all which I think the teens or even maybe middle grade would like it. When I think of using a Ouija Board I think of the spirit or spirits that will causes havoc and drive you crazy possibly. It wasn't really like it with this book which I found a bit weird. 
So four best friends buy this Ouija board and try it out but what they don't realize that the board actually belonged to someone who has a scary past. This leads them to trying to find a way to get rid of this spirit but they may have unleashed something that is causing murders. 
Where we leave off it does have me intrigued to read the next book to see if the girls can ever get rid of this spirit and how.
I would have liked to have seen more scary stuff happening such as maybe lights flickering off and on, things being moved, more weird noises in the house. You know random things that ghosts do especially one that has been back to this world view a Ouija board. 
Other than that it was a good read that I got to finish in one sitting.

Shelby White
Shelby White was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age she fell in love with the arts and began writing short stories for fun in her spare time anywhere she could. As time went on she found her passion in Television and Film and the art of storytelling. She was fascinated with the stories, the lives that characters lead and the way that each story could be told. She soon found a way to combine her interests in high school writing film reviews for her local newspaper. This love of writing and expression through TV, Film and eventually in college working behind the scenes in theatre led her to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in Communications with a minor in Film Studies from the University of California, Davis. Shelby currently resides in Northern California where she continues to write and pursue the creative world around her.

Shelby’s first novel, “The Ouija Board" is a YA Paranormal Mystery following Alycia and her 3 best friends who come across a Ouija Board and stumbled onto something that would alter their perception of their. That summer their lives change forever and they learn quickly that some games just aren’t meant to be played with.

Book 2 of the series, The Highland Curse, is coming soon and will be released on December 9, 2016!

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