Saturday, September 29, 2012

Morgan Hall

OK, so I have a few book reviews I'll be pumping out over the weekend but I'm going to start with this one because I'm going to flat out tell you that you need to read this.

Morgan Hall - by Bo Briar
Morgan Hall
Love never dies, and revenge never sleeps in Morgan Hall… Morgan Hall, a desolate country estate, has been in Lady Christie Morgan’s family for almost 400 years. A family cursed by eternal tragedy, and now Christie is the last Morgan. Apparitions appear, sparking a chain of horrifying occurrences involving Christie and the two men who love her: Anthony Longfield-Lothian and Tristan Ely. A saga of mystery and sordid family history weaves intrigue for the passionate love triangle. Past and present war as the secrets of three aristocratic families unfold - resurfacing in a spine-chilling mystery of passion and lust, ghostly happenings, and blood-curdling murders. Emotions run high as their world spins wildly out of control. Are they all cursed to repeat the grizzly past? Does sweet revenge claim its prize? Morgan Hall.

I'm going to start by telling you things I didn't like about this book. First off the way the text reads is very odd- I really had a hard time remembering that the book is meant to take place in current day. Some of the language used is so old fashioned that you'd expect this to have been taking place in the 1800's but then all of a sudden a modern day reference would pop up and it would just be really weird. 

What's also weird is Christie. I kind of don't like her and it's mostly because she's the stereotypical damsel in distress and I feel like if she were a friend of mine I would slap her silly a lot. She gets on your nerves. And the final weirdo thing for me was how the Christie-Anthony-Tristan relationship seriously felt like a threesome for the entire book. First off, why she picks who she does in the first place is the most ridiculous thing I've ever read and I almost stopped reading right then and there. And honestly, what guy do YOU know would be comfortable with their girlfriend being in the same bed as his friend and it'd be cool? NONE, that's who. 


You should read this book. Why? Because once you find out what the hell is REALLY going on, the entire second half of the book flies because you have to find out how this ends. I so badly want to tell you what I think about her first husband and her choices but I can't because that will completely ruin it for you. And the end? Oh my word. Seriously. First up, I was super sad about husband #2's death. Seriously. I was so sad and I genuinely felt heartbroken for her because he truly was an eternal soul mate and he's just gone. But THEN when I read the ending? The last chapter? Holy bejeesus it was creepy as hell, a terrible injustice, but absolutely perfect. 

I think I can say that it was the worst possible ending but the only logical one. It was the best ending for this book and it was amazing. Sure, I was all, "What the hell, Bo?!" when I read it, but then after thinking about it for a bit- it made absolute sense. It was tragic and perfect and everything you want in a good book. 

I know Bo is working on a sequel but honestly, it would be great without a sequel, but it makes me even more excited to see what happens to helpless Christie. So I am telling you- get this book, read it, and then come back here and tell me what you thought. Seriously. Tell me if you spit out your beverage like I did at the ending. 

You can check out Bo's website or even email her at I also think you should check out her publisher's page because there are a bunch of books on there that look very interesting. 

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh weird, I thought it took place in the past as well just based on the summary.

I am super curious about this ending though. I like book endings that might be sad or awful in a way but it's the only one that would have really worked.