Review: Gold Manor Ghost House by Merry Brown

Gold Manor Ghost House by Merry Brown 

Published: April 21st, 2013
Publisher: YA Books imprint

Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
Genre: Romance, Fantasy

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Rating: 3.0

Anna thought life was going to be awesome. She was right…and wrong.
Won her dream job acting in a hit TV series. Check.
Working with her best friend. Check.
Met the boy of her dreams. Check.
The set’s haunted and she’s in the middle of a supernatural war. Uh, check?

Anna Rose Ellington is sixteen and living in Hollywood, hoping to be a star. Anna just landed a major role on Ghost House, TeenTV’s new fall drama. A show promising to be so hot, Meg Sweet (the reigning teenage diva), signed on for the lead, and Adam Lewis (international rock sensation) is a principal player.

Her dreams are falling into place until she gets on set and begins questioning her sanity. It’s true she has an unusual dream life, where once in a while her dreams literally come true. But it’s been a while. On top of her dreams not staying put in her brain, including the guy she’d been dreaming of for years, the house they’re filming in, Gold Manor, might actually be haunted. But that’s the least of her worries.

  I received this book from the author, signed, so I was really exited to read it. Gold Manor Ghost House sounds like a promising read with the thrill of having some ghost and some supernatural romance. Honestly I didn't like the books as much as I wanted to.  

   The Plot. I really liked the plot to this book. I thought the idea was unique and new. The unique part of the book was the whole idea of dreams and reality combining. I also liked the whole Haunted House too, and that there were ghost involved which sounds like it would make a book a lot more interesting since they were filming kind of the same TV show in a book that was based of the story behind the house. But what made it not work, for me, is that it felt like this book should of been two different books. I just don't see how the haunted house idea worked with supernatural elements of the book, which was something totally different. Also the book was really predictible, it didn't really have any twists or anything that an "OMG" moment.

  The Characters. The characters in this book were difficult to like or dislike. They were just in between. Kind of like one moment you want to slap/kill/punch on of the characters and the next moment you want to comfort them. That's the feeling I had for almost every character, one moment I hated them and the next I liked them. The part I hated the most was how main character was always kept in a dark, that was frustrating.  
  The Romance. Cliché. Once again we get a girl whose involved in love-triangle. Her best friend that she can't live without is in love with her, but she's in love with a guy she can't ever have. Guess who's she is going to end up with?  You probably guessed right, because I knew from chapter two. Maybe author didn't try to make it unpredictable, well good because it wasn't.  

  The Ending. In the end this book left me with more questions that I ever thought possible. It didn't really answer any of the questions I had in the beginning. I don't know if its going to be a series or trilogy, but it better have a sequel, because this book is definitely unfinished, incomplete, unanswered, just not done. Honestly in the end it did sounded like it was finished...but it better not be, because even thought it sounds like I hated this book, I didn't. I liked the whole "Four Families" plot to it and I do want to know more about it!

  Overall, I didn't love this book, but I definitely didn't hate it. It just felt like to much was going on and it definitely felt incomplete. I feel like people who like supernatural with teen drama will enjoy this book, or people who like when there is A LOT going on in a book.

I don't know my rating is between 2.5 - 3.0. 


  1. The book sounds so good. Its unfortunate you didn't like it as much as you could have. Maybe the writer just needs to develop a little? The story is very unique at least :)



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