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Haunting Blue

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    My favorite part of this story is Fiona Felicity Shaefer, aka Fi

    My favorite part of this story is Fiona Felicity Shaefer, aka Fi Fi, aka Blue. She’s spunky yet vulnerable, lethal yet loving. And she’s only 17 years old.

    Blue’s mother is a successful lawyer with little time to play mom so Blue is left to her own devices, hanging with college kids in Broad Ripple.

    A great opportunity for her mom has them moving to the small town of Perionne and Blue isn’t too happy. With only 1 year left, she has to finish her senior year of school among strangers.

    Her blue hair and attitude makes her the enemy of the school bully, but it doesn’t take long for the dark side of her nature to emerge and she pounds him good. That’s when she meets Chip, a computer geek with electrifying eyes and an easy-going attitude.

    There’s an urban legend in Perionne. A local man, Gunther is purported to have robbed the bank and then disappeared without a trace. Most believe he’s dead and there have been numerous reports over the last twenty years of his specter being spotted.

    When Chip coerces Blue into doing something crazy, they find out first hand if the legend of Gunther is real and they just might not survive to tell.

    The author told this story in two different points of view. You’ll read Blue’s story, which takes place in 2010. And you’ll read Gunther’s story from 1990.

    It’s easy to follow as the author flashes from present to past and present again. I would be reading about Blue and be totally engaged. Then I’d be reading about Gunther and be thus enthralled. Whether in the present or the past, I couldn’t wait to see what was coming and it made for twice the fun.

    I was thrilled to learn this is the first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer. I’ll be sure to check out further adventures, and I hope the author writes about Blue’s years in Broad Ripple. I’d like to know how she became so lethal.

    A great adventure, an urban legend, and a bit of clean romance await you. I’d recommend this book to all adventure lovers. I received this book for my honest review,

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

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    Ghosts are one of the overlooked monsters of the paranormal out there these days, mostly likely because it's hard to make a ghost sexy (I mean, without totally ripping off Ghost.) Luckily RJ Sullivan doesn't even try. Haunting Blue is classic, fun little horror novel about a blue-haired punk girl forced to move to small town Indiana who immediately gets tied up in the town's big urban legend. It has a classic ghost story/urban legend feel, that one would expect to be cliché at this point, but is still very tantalizing. And it's got the only climax at a theme park that I've enjoyed other than Zombieland.
    Sullivan makes good use of his teen lead's heavy mix of feelings and sense of worthlessness without making this an issue book. Also the involvement of a geek hero and a D&D table top "date" scene (even if it was wrong, number-wise) humored me to no end. Haunting Blue is a solid read, it moves well, sweeping readers up in Fiona's conflicts, be they mundane or ghostly. Recommended for sure, especially for readers looking for a good ghost story in a vampire and zombie world.
    Contains: violence, language, sex

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