ARC Review: Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett

Posted May 5, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett
Grave Phantoms
by Jenn Bennett

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 5, 2015
Series: Roaring Twenties #3
Published by Berkley Sensation
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
 

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“With GRAVE PHANTOMS, Jenn Bennett shows how polished a writer she really is. This is definitely not a series you should miss!” ~ Under the Covers

In the third book in the Roaring Twenties series by Jenn Bennett, readers get some amazing action, fabulous characterization and incredible worldbuilding.

First off, I want to say that this series is probably one of the best new series out there. If you’re a fan of hybrid novels such as Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series and Bec McMaster’s London Steampunk, then the Roaring Twenties will definitely be something you should check out. Bennett blends the 1920’s elements with several interesting paranormal and historical elements. So far this series has been amazing and one that I look forward to reading every time a new book comes out.

A big reason why I love it is because of Bennett’s writing. I say this all the time but there is nothing better than good writing. The first chapter of this book is honestly one of the best first chapters I’ve read in a long time. Not only does Bennett give readers a taste of her character’s personality, but she also covers backstory and also brings in the paranormal aspect and sets up the plot. It’s immensely well done and I knew just from reading that first chapter that the rest of the book would follow the same path.

What’s interesting about this book is that it features an Asian hero. Bo is someone we’ve seen in the other books, but I really fell in love with him in this one. He’s very sincere, very protective but also loves Astrid to death. Their early childhood together has set the basis of the romance, but Bennett does a fantastic job of building on that while also having a little fun. Astrid’s character really gave it that bounce and flirtiness.

The worldbuilding and action make this book even better. With all the little twists and surprises, Bennett keeps readers on their toes and it makes for an amazing ride. With GRAVE PHANTOMS, Jenn Bennett shows how polished a writer she really is. This is definitely not a series you should miss!

 

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About Jenn Bennett

JENN BENNETT writes the Roaring Twenties historical paranormal romance series for Berkley Sensation and the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two bad pugs. Visit her at www.jennbennett.net.

 

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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I love bennett’s writing but this time frame isn’t my favorite so I’ve been putting this series on hold

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Don’t miss out! It’s a great genre blending series that I think takes PNR/Historical to another level! Well worth the read, Elizabeth!

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I haven’t read this series but I’m definitely gonna check it out.

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Thanks for the review, I like the roaring 20’s as a time period.