Book Reviews

Specter – Blog Tour

Happy February!!

We are back with another Blog Tour! Again a massive thank you to Dave @The_WriteReads for having me on this tour! It as always has been an absolute pleasure! This time round we are reviewing Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher.

Specter came 8th place in the BBNYA competition.

I received this book to read and review as part of the BBNYA tours organised by the @The_WriteReads tours team. All opinions are my own, unbiased and honest.


BBNYA is a yearly competition where Book Bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors.

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Publication Date: July 7, 2019

Publisher: Hidden Bower Press

Genre: YA Paranormal Thriller

About Katie:

Katie Jane Gallagher is the author of Specter and the online, serialized YA fantasy The Gold in the Dark. She is a life-long writer, and her stories feature relatable, realistic characters who get swept up in extraordinary events. An avid reader of YA and genre fiction, she has a self-proclaimed affinity for the best sorts of trash.

Born and raised in Illinois, Katie currently lives in Connecticut with her stupendous, half-human half-neanderthal husband and their dopey boxer dog. She graduated magna cum laude from Connecticut College in 2012, with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature and a minor in history.


Horror aficionado Lanie Adams should be thrilled when two eighties-era ghosts materialize in her bedroom. Yet after a fainting incident unbecoming of a horror nerd, she would rather her haunting just go away—the ghosts’ waterlogged voices and ice-cold auras are more terrifying than any movie. Enlisting the help of Ryan, an entirely-too-cute stoner, she makes it her mission to put the spirits stalking her to rest.

Some sleuthing reveals that their sleepy Connecticut town is host to a shadowy, decades-old conspiracy. If Lanie wants to say a final goodbye to her ghosts, she’ll need to keep digging. But it’s important to tread carefully. The culprit is still in town—and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

My Review:

Now I will be honest Ghosts are not something I often find myself reading about, purely because I cannot handle horror films with ghosts so the same applies for books. However with this being said Specter was one book that I found myself wanting to read more despite the ghost element to it. I am normally the last person in the world to pick up a horror/thriller book that is like this but as always I find myself being surprised by how much I enjoyed reading Specter just another reason why these blog tours are amazing to be a part of.

Specter follows the main character Lanie and her adventures with being able to see Ghosts.

I loved reading Specter however I must note there were several occasions I found it incredibly chilling and managed to creep myself out. (I refused to read this at night) This being said when I was reading this book I could not put it down. I found myself hooked.

Like always I will try my best to not spoil any of this book within the review, however with this book more than I would normally I think you need to read it whilst not knowing a lot about the plot. I think it allows for a better read and immersive experience. I will warn you though that there are some creepy moments.

This book covers subjects including lucid dreaming which has always been a topic that creeps me out, so for me I think it added more to my experience reading this book. However unlike before I want to know more about the subject.

This is a book I would recommend those who love stranger things to go and check out because I am 99.9% sure you would love this!

Star Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Does this sound like something you would enjoy reading? If you have read this what did you think?

Love Always,

Gee xoxo

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