Official Review: Night Ghost by Nick C. Brady

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any crime, thriller, mystery or horror books or series.
Forum rules
Authors and publishers are not able to post replies in the review topics.
User avatar
ALynnPowers
Posts: 8498
Joined: 21 Aug 2014, 07:14
2017 Reading Goal: 125
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 3
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 390
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-alynnpowers.html
Latest Review: Night Ghost by Nick C. Brady
Reading Device: B0051QVF7A
Publishing Contest Votes: 13

Official Review: Night Ghost by Nick C. Brady

Post by ALynnPowers »

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Night Ghost" by Nick C. Brady.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review


Night Ghost by Nick C. Brady follows a group of pre-teens in a horrifying mystery. Suellen and her best friends, Brandon and Slim, are curious about the tiny cemetery near their homes. Suellen’s brother, Andre, informs them of a local legend which says that anyone who walks across one of the graves will be haunted by the ghost of the angry man who was buried there. An adventurous night in the graveyard is cut short by the appearance of the police and the news that there is an escaped serial killer on the loose. Soon, the four young adults find themselves caught up in events that might be way more dangerous than being haunted by the graveyard’s ghost.

Though I am no longer a young adult, this book triggered plenty of nostalgic moments for me. It was easy to compare this book to classic young adult horror stories such as those written by Christopher Pike or R.L. Stine. Everyone seems to remember the Goosebumps or Fear Street series. With more stories like this from Nick C. Brady, I could easily see him establishing a new generation for the genre of young adult horror.

Aside from the twists and turns that kept me hooked to the storyline, I absolutely enjoyed all of the characters and the ways that they developed as the story progressed. If there was anything I didn’t like about the book, it would be that I feel like I didn’t get to spend enough time getting to know them all a little bit better. Having four main characters might have made it a little challenging for readers to feel strong connections to any single one of them. However, Suellen is probably the central character out of everyone, and I did feel like I connected to her most of all.

With no profanity or explicit scenes, this book is suited for younger teens. There is a minimal amount of violence in the book, as well as topics such as serial killing and murder, so more sensitive parents might be a little more cautious to allow their children to read this book. Even with these topics, there aren’t any gross or gory moments, so I still think that the book is perfectly acceptable for this age group. I personally could have picked up this book around age 10 and been completely fine with it.

Overall, I am excited to give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars, and I definitely recommend it to young readers (and their parents) who love horror stories and thrilling mysteries. The book appears to be professionally proofread and edited, with an odd typo a mere handful of times throughout the book. The writing is clear and easy to read, without being childish, so that adults can enjoy it as well.

******
Night Ghost
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon

User avatar
SamaylaM
Posts: 237
Joined: 11 Aug 2020, 04:43
Currently Reading: The Shoeshine Boy
Bookshelf Size: 43
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-samaylam.html
Latest Review: Divided World by Kenneth Pickering

Post by SamaylaM »

Your review made me really eager to try out this young-adult horror book. Goosebumps was definitely something we all read in our pre-teens as well haha! Thank you for this elaborate and good review!

Joan642
Posts: 179
Joined: 03 Aug 2020, 16:10
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 15
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-joan642.html
Latest Review: Worldlines by Adam Guest

Post by Joan642 »

I can already picture the horror scenes in my head. This book looks brilliantly written and I can't wait to feel the goosebumps in the course of my reading this book. Thanks for the very insightful review.

User avatar
NetMassimo
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 2142
Joined: 24 Jul 2019, 06:37
2019 Reading Goal: 50
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 162
Currently Reading: Persepolis Rising
Bookshelf Size: 174
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-netmassimo.html
Latest Review: Shadow Pantheon by Eric Nierstedt

Post by NetMassimo »

Possibly I'm too old for this novel. I see that it's suitable to adults as well, but I read so many thriller and horror stories that I need something really gory to make some effect on me. Regardless, thank you for your great review!
Ciao :)
Massimo

User avatar
raluca_mihaila
Posts: 179
Joined: 03 Aug 2020, 14:52
2019 Reading Goal: 50
Favorite Book: The Brothers Karamazov
Currently Reading: My Name is Red
Bookshelf Size: 58
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-raluca-mihaila.html
Latest Review: A Woman to Blame by Vincent Panettiere

Post by raluca_mihaila »

Thank you for your interesting review! I love a good ghost story, so I am willing to give it a try :D

User avatar
Phelicia Gloria
Posts: 533
Joined: 10 May 2020, 09:19
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 61
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-phelicia-gloria.html
Latest Review: Manifesto for a Cancer Patient by Colleen Huber, NMD

Post by Phelicia Gloria »

Wow this book is suitable for teens, it has absolutely no erotic scene with few characters that one can easily relate with. Great review.
Absence of evidence is never an evidence of absence

User avatar
Bookworm101520
Posts: 114
Joined: 22 Jun 2020, 13:54
Currently Reading: Dead Mountain
Bookshelf Size: 18
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bookworm101520.html
Latest Review: The Memoir Man by Frances Webb

Post by Bookworm101520 »

This book sounds perfect for October reading! Thanks for a great review!

Themysteriouskitten
Posts: 30
Joined: 05 Oct 2020, 11:07
Currently Reading: We are Voulhire: The Fires of Virko
Bookshelf Size: 8

Post by Themysteriouskitten »

A young adult horror sounds like the kind of book I just need at the moment. Thank you for your amazing review .

User avatar
shamayelnur
Posts: 145
Joined: 02 Jul 2020, 08:50
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shamayelnur.html
Latest Review: The Girl in the mural by Iris
fav_author_id: 2376

Post by shamayelnur »

I used to love the goosebumps series and had a collection of those. A book similar to it sounds very exciting to me. Thanks for the review!

User avatar
Adel_7
Posts: 4
Joined: 29 Aug 2020, 22:45
Currently Reading: Zara Hanson & The Mystery of the Painted Symbol
Bookshelf Size: 8
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-adel-7.html
Latest Review: The Decision by Michael D. Komeshak

Post by Adel_7 »

Thanks for your wonderful review. I'm not a big fan of horror or ghost stories but knowing that it suits to as young as the age of 10, I'd surely enjoy reading it. :wink:

User avatar
Pluma
Posts: 104
Joined: 17 May 2020, 22:36
Favorite Book: Wonks
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 26
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-pluma.html
Latest Review: Randy the Irresistible by S M Goodier

Post by Pluma »

This sounds like a really well-done story and a great addition to the genre. It sounds like the author did a great job of weaving his storyline and characters together to make an exciting read. Thanks for the thorough review!

User avatar
Rukitejevbo02
Posts: 70
Joined: 04 May 2020, 03:59
Currently Reading: the Whitney cousins
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-rukitejevbo02.html
Latest Review: The Girl in the mural by Iris

Post by Rukitejevbo02 »

Great review! I'll probably try it out.

User avatar
Nqobile771
Posts: 347
Joined: 23 Jul 2020, 03:06
Favorite Book: Happy Healing
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 82
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nqobile771.html
Latest Review: We are Voulhire: A New Arrival under Great Skies by Matthew Tysz

Post by Nqobile771 »

I enjoyed reading you review. Great job! I think I will enjoy this book.
Documented history is a gift from the past to the future! - NqobileM

User avatar
Serenity2010
Posts: 33
Joined: 18 Jul 2020, 09:11
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 28
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-serenity2010.html
Latest Review: Kalayla by Jeannie Nicholas
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG

Post by Serenity2010 »

Thanks for the good review. I enjoyed goosebumps when I was younger. It has been a while since I picked up a good young adult horror, I will definitely check this book out.

User avatar
VVaishali
Posts: 101
Joined: 01 Jul 2020, 10:07
Favorite Book: Big Magic
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 56
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-vvaishali.html
Latest Review: How To Be Successful by M. Curtis McCoy

Post by VVaishali »

I am not a fan of the horror genre, neither in movies nor in books. So I will have to give this one a pass. Thanks for the review! :)

Post Reply

Return to “Crime, Thrillers, Mystery and Horror Books”