The Ghost Bride: A Novel (P.S.)

by Yangsze Choo | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0062227335 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSpatialwing of Arlington, Virginia USA on 12/14/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSpatialwing from Arlington, Virginia USA on Thursday, December 14, 2017
♥♥♥ One of my favorite books I read in 2018. ♥♥♥


Picked up from the Aurora Hills Branch Library's sale shelf.

This is an ARC edition.
Released August 2013


From Goodreads Overview:
"One evening, my father asked me if I would like to become a ghost bride..."

Though ruled by British overlords, the Chinese of colonial Malaya still cling to ancient customs. And in the sleepy port town of Malacca, ghosts and superstitions abound.

Li Lan, the daughter of a genteel but bankrupt family, has few prospects. But fate intervenes when she receives an unusual proposal from the wealthy and powerful Lim family. They want her to become a ghost bride for the family's only son, who recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at a terrible price.

After an ominous visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also by her desire for the Lim's handsome new heir, Tian Bai. Night after night, she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, with its ghost cities, paper funeral offerings, vengeful spirits and monstrous bureaucracy—including the mysterious Er Lang, a charming but unpredictable guardian spirit. Li Lan must uncover the Lim family's darkest secrets—and the truth about her own family—before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Ghost BrideThe Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I had the same issues with this book as Orsolya.

But, overall, I rated the book a little better because of the rich and imaginative worldbuilding, it was amazing!




Journal Entry 3 by wingSpatialwing at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/21/2018 UTC) at ~ RABCK ~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA

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Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 26, 2018
The package arrived safely; many thanks for the wishlist book!

Later: What a great story! Blending Chinese culture and folklore with romantic ups and downs, a murder mystery, and a colorful array of characters from the netherworld as well as from the land of the living, it presents heroine Li Lan with some very difficult choices - and, just perhaps, the hope of a happier future than the vying family-interests would give her...

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Martha's Exchange, Main St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, June 01, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (6/1/2018 UTC) at Martha's Exchange, Main St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book, bagged against the elements, in the basket of one of the city's new rental-bikes in front of Martha's Exchange; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 June Brides release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Allergic to A release challenge. ***

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