Book Reviews of Ghost of a Chance

Ghost of a Chance
ISBN-13: 9780451223241
ISBN-10: 0451223241
Publication Date: 2/1/2008
Pages: 279
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 136 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
Looks like i'll have to be the first to say it.

This book is really terrible. I love the Aisling Grey series. I laughed out loud at those books. This book is like those books gawky younger sister trying way too hard.

I realize that suspension of disbelief is part and parcel of reading this genre of books but this strains credulity. I found the characters to be trite and two dimensional. The names alone were enough to put me off. A bad guy is named Spider. Seriously. I felt like she should have named him "Hilter McGenghisKahn"

And the universe that the book exists in. Woo. I thought the Aisling one was complicated. This one was both complicated and dull.

In short, don't read this book.
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Helpful Score: 7
kind of a modernday version of "CLUE" everyone is stuck in a haunted ghostly house trying to figure out who the murderer is. Everyone is a suspect. Including the poltergeist!
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Helpful Score: 3
Did not enjoy this as much as her other books written under Katie MacAlister. Still good in a quirky sort of way.
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Helpful Score: 2
great first book in what I hope is a series! Very complicated story line, but she does a great job in explaining the "otherworld" around which the storyline is built. I found the characters very well developed and the minor characters highly amusing (imps and gay ghosts who are gourmet cooks. I read straight through! Enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 2
Normally I'm not a big fan of mysteries, but I love Katie MacAlister's Otherworld novels, and this is the first book in her new mystery series written under the name Kate Marsh. I love this author because she is laugh-out-loud funny and because the people/characters/creatures in her Otherworld are so interesting. She creates this whole culture behind them which is fascinating to me. It's a great escapist world when you're feeling overwhelmed by this one. Very light and fun.
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Helpful Score: 2
Had expected more from this author. However ,the book was good. Nothing seemed to click for me.
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Helpful Score: 2
A veritable extraterrestrial stew - imps, pixies, domovoi (Russian house slaves), dada (vegetable spirits), poltergeists ("humans" with 2-4 arms) and even foster kids (yikes!).

A little bit of everything including a sarcastic heroine, Karma Marx. Kind of an extraterrestrial ghostbuster with a pedophile for a soon to be ex husband. All hell breaks loose when Karma is required to "clean out" a haunted house - remove the extraterrestrials. Then someone is murdered in the house and everyone inside is under suspicion.

A great start to a new trilogy. Can't wait to read book 2
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Helpful Score: 1
good mystery, hard to figure out, and I did not!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book. It's a creative, funny and smart mystery with a lot of heart. I recommend it!
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Cute, funny. I'd read another in the series if she writes one.