Book Review: Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters

Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters is eerie. Its dark. Its creepy. Its haunting and yet it has an amazing story to tell. Its pretty dark but the intensity of the story plot gets at you. Also leave your logics outside the door when reading this book as it is filled with paranormal elements. if you come bearing your maths and physics books then you won’t get it. You come as a guest and take stuff as it is being said and then VOILA there is a book that will give you chills.

Ghost Wood Song Official Synopsis

Sawkill Girls meets Beautiful Creatures in this lush and eerie debut, where the boundary between reality and nightmares is as thin as the veil between the living and the dead.

If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy’s bones, I’d play it. I’d learn all the secrets he kept.

Shady Grove inherited her father’s ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle’s tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness.

But when her brother is accused of murder, she can’t let the dead keep their secrets.

In order to clear his name, she’s going to have to make those ghosts sing.

Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark.

Ghost Wood Song RWAT Take

Ghost Wood Song is pretty twisted and there is so much happening in the story plot that you can’t let go. Second half is the most gripping part of the book. This is not to say that first half isn’t that great. Its just that once you reach the second half, things are happening at neck break speed and so much gets thrown at you.This makes it very engaging. Just when you think, Ok there it is, that must be the secret, the book turns its course and throws another mystery at you. One after another so many secrets and twists come at your way that book completely drown you into this murky pool filed with treacherous secrets. OOOOO look at me speaking in the book’s language.

The story arc is amazing and with the narration and the language techniques adopted, the book feels alive and shining. There are characters that are strong and absolutely outshines themselves in their respective roles.


The book is pretty dark and can hit some raw nerves but at the same time is an exciting, engaging and a true haunting read. Perfect for Halloween read I must say… spooky and dark being the theme of the book.

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