Nightmare by Robin Parrish
Bethany House / 2010
About the book:
The Nightmare is Coming...
Ghost Town is the hottest amusement park in the country, but when Maia Peters visits, she's not expecting to be impressed. The daughter of two world-renowned "ghost hunters," she's grown up around the paranormal and to her most of the park is just Hollywood special effects. Until the very last attraction.
There, in a haunted house, a face appears from the mist. The face of Jordin Cole, a girl Maia knows. A girl, Maia discovers, who has gone missing.
Convinced what she saw wasn't a hoax and desperate to find Jordin, Maia launches into a quest for answers. Joined by Jordin's boyfriend--a pastor's kid with very different ideas about the paranormal--the two soon find themselves in a struggle on the edge of the spirit realm as dangerous forces try to keep the truth from emerging.
I was pretty sure before I even started Nightmare that I would enjoy it - none of Robin Parrish's books that I've read so far have disappointed me. In fact, Corridor and Vigilante are two of my favorite books and I loved the Dominion Trilogy when I read it years ago!!
Nightmare was really weird - in a good way! I don't know if I've ever read a book that went into so many details about ghosts and the paranormal. I liked how almost every other chapter was about a haunting Maia and Jordin went on - some of them were really creepy!
I think Nightmare will definitely make you think about what you believe regarding ghosts and the paranormal... it definitely did for me!
There was very little to no romance in Nightmare which I found great for a change. Most books I read have a romance story in it, and while I do like that, I love a good suspense/thriller!!
I wouldn't recommend reading Nightmare late at night... especially if it's storming. I did, and let's just say I had a little difficulty falling asleep...
Overall, I loved Nightmare and recommend it if you like suspense/thrillers and don't mind reading about ghosts and the paranormal.
*I got Nightmare on my own and decided to share my thoughts about it. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*