Dead Remnants by Armarna Forbes

Welcome to the afterlife of Denver—where phantom buffalo roam and ghost factions wage war.Seventeen-year-old Ashen Deming is dead, but she can’t move on. Not with the soul of her best friend on the line. He is stuck in a horrific curse—a curse no spirit knows how to break.Ashen is determined to find a cure, but at every turn opposing factions try to snatch her for themselves. As the menacing specters close in, a new threat is exposed—one that looms over the dead and the living—and Ashen and her posse of ghosts have one brief chance to stop them. If they fail, the entire world will be lost to darkness forever.But Ashen’s time is running out. If she doesn’t cross over soon, she will be damned to roam the haunted city for eternity.

I enjoyed this book. The storyline was good and well thought out, the characters were good and the plot developed at a good pace.

I liked Ashen. She was a good character. Finding out you’ve died at such a young age would come as a shock, but she got through it and accepted it. I liked how her character developed and in the end, she was brave enough to do what needed to be done. I liked her will to help Jacob, which ultimately, led to many others being helped.

I liked all the other characters she meets. Max was a particular favourite of mine as well as the cowboy. I liked the addition of all the back stories. It enhanced the story. Some of them were pretty brutal though. I loved the animal guardians. They were a great added detail.

The book was well written, although I personally prefer reading books in first person perspective. The written perspective of this book did work for this story though. It did also take me a little while to properly get into it.

I wasn’t keen on the ending. I get that Ashen did the right thing and all, but I would have liked to see her find happiness with Max.

Overall, this is a very well written book with a good storyline and good characters. I would definitely recommend it.

My rating: 4/5*

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