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Wraith Ladies Who Lunch Paperback – October 16, 2017
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"A twisted perspective on the important questions."
"A charming exploration of the afterlife viewed from the perspective of a mismatched clique of spirits trapped in Los Angeles. The story comes alive in the keenly observed detail. A delightful novella!"
~Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker Award nominated author
"With this modern-day ghost story Traver weaves a sophisticated, poignant tale of death and life with the gentle touch of a loving craftsman."
~Michele Brittany, The Mummy: A Cultural History
"Just enough weird with the right amount of modern self-reference to keep you entangled."
"A fascinating, insightful and well balanced book that is truly artfully crafted."
~Fangs for the Fantasy.com
About the Author
Sean Patrick Traver is an LA native. He's been visiting LACMA since the 1970s.
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Recommended Age: 14+ (some strong language, some mature topics but just briefly mentioned)
I received a free copy of this arc in exchange for my honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own. Thanks Black Chateau and Sean Patrick Traver!
Christabel is a Victorian phantom with a tragic past, attached to a piece of antique mourning jewelry.
Ta-senet-net-hor (her name means 'Sister of Neith and Horus') is a three-thousand-year-old Egyptian, attached to a mummy on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Neither of them knows another ghost who's anything more than an emotional echo, nor do they understand why they linger on when others fade away. They meet up at a restaurant near the museum now and then, to speculate about the nature of their afterlife and pretend to have a few drinks.
Until the day Derren Gray arrives in their midst. The brand-new ghost of an elderly architect provides them with answers they've sought for centuries, but the things they learn mean the afterlife won't ever be the same, not for any of them.
Join the WRAITH LADIES WHO LUNCH as they address eternal questions both large and small with surreal humor, historical depth, and a hint of mystical intrigue. – Amazon.com
Do you ever feel that you’re being watched at a museum? Well, you might just be! In this book we are introduced to three ghosts who are able to roam the Earth long after their death due to their attachment to this world. I thought the story was very unique. I thought it would be more like Night at the Museum, but I was very surprised by how unique it actually was. I thought the character development was very well done and the book was very well written.
I did think that the book’s plot was a bit lost in the book. I also thought that the ending didn’t provide a lot of closure for my personal tastes. While the book was a very exciting read, I just felt that the book left me with more questions than answers.
Verdict: While I did feel like I didn’t get a proper ending, I did enjoy the book overall and I loved how unique it was. I hope that there is a continuation to this book because I feel like there could be some room for a sequel and I feel like ours characters tales are not done yet. This book would be excellent for any history buff and anyone who wants a quick read that would get them out of a slump.
I knew I was going to love this one when I read the synopsis. Sean Patrick Traver has a fantastic writing style that draws you in and keeps you hooked! The three characters in this 100 page story were so well developed and were highly enjoyable! The plot, and its twists, kept me entertained with laughter and plenty of "hmms," being said.
I really loved the idea of these ghosts finding each other and making a connection. It was so fun to see them discussing their lives and their theories about what keeps a spirit from passing on. What I really enjoyed was the twist that tied them together and made me feel like I had just read a 300 page novel! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys quick reads, paranormal reads, and thought provoking mysteries.
Thank you to Black Chateau, Rocket Surgery Books, and Sean Patrick Traver for providing me with this free copy in exchange for my honest opinion!
Unlike typical spirits that pass through the afterlife quickly, they suspect that they are kept in the land of the living due to objects from their previous lives, including an antique necklace and a mummy at a local museum. They believe they are the only two ghosts of their nature until they encounter Derren Gray one day who has become the same type of ethereal being.
They soon discover that they have more in common than they originally believed and set off to uncover the secrets behind their unusual existences.
"Wraith Ladies Who Lunch" is a short story filled with mystery, humor, and supernatural beings. This would be a great read around Halloween, as it features ghosts and their somewhat haunted pasts.