By T.L. Huchu
Rating: 4/5 Stairs
Which starts like this:
I’m really not supposed to be doing this, but a girl’s gotta get paid. So here we go.The Library of the Dead
I love a good ghost story, and The Library of the Dead is full of them. Meet Ropa – ghostalker. Set in a Scotland of the (not so distant?) future, Ropa’s left school and is pursing her profession. She can communicate with the dead, and takes messages from them to their families. Who are required to pay for the service, of course. Until Ropa receives a message from a spirit begging Ropa to find her missing son. And the more Ropa investigates, the bigger the mystery gets.
The Library of the Dead is a great set up to the series – Ropa’s life as a ghostalker, the Scotland of the (possibly not-too-distant) future, and that mysterious library! I’m looking forward to reading more of Ropa’s future adventures and how she fits in to the Library. Ropa’s relationship with her grandmother and her lessons in Zimbabwean magic add to the depth of the story. This book creates a dark world full of mystery with plenty of humor and heart.
I received an audio copy of The Library of the Dead, and I enjoyed the narrator immensely – Tinashe Warikandwa brings Ropa to life!
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this audio book for review.