The Dusty Chronicles Series #1
By BJ Sheldon
Genre- YA Paranormal
After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Dusty Vermeer has to start her sophomore year in a new town and a new school. Rural Iowa introduces her to Mark, a charming football player. Dusty can hardly believe her heart. Then, to her surprise Dusty meets another guy.
The chemistry between Dusty and Jack could spark a prairie fire on a rainy day. The only problem? Jack’s dead. The handsome soldier comes to Dusty in her dreams and introduces her to the horrors of a foreign battlefield and the enchantments of first love.
While Dusty tries to balance her feelings for the two new guys in her life, Jack steps out of Dusty’s dreams and into her reality. And he wants something. Jack has no memory of how he died more than half a century ago. Dusty vows to uncover the mystery, but her quest for justice puts her in the path of evil, a force that won’t stop until she’s silenced.
Haunting is the first book in The Dusty Chronicles by B.J. Sheldon. The story is about Dusty Vermeer, a young girl who starts her sophomore year is a little hodunk town in Iowa, of all places, after a tragedy (cannot go any further without being spoilerific). Dusty is surprised enough to meet Mark, a smexy football...but then she meets another guy. Jack. Only catch is... Jack's a dead soldier, who died over fifty years prior...
This is such a different take on ghosts and I LOVED it! There was a "bit" of a triangle, if you could call it that, but it's not the main point--therefore, I did not mind it. Each character was intense and complex and it was very easy to step into the book and follow along with them.
The story itself, too, was new and refreshing. This is a totally different take on ghosts/spirits and, really, everything. The whole thing was new and fresh and wonderful and I cannot WAIT to get into book two! Sheldon is definitely an author to watch.
BJ Sheldon lives near Rapid City, South Dakota with her husband, a veteran of the US military. She is the mother to 3 beautiful daughters, 2 of whom are still living at home and making her crazy.
Most days, she can be found in front of her laptop or reading a good book when she isn't trying to keep her dog and 3 cats from taking over the world. Her hobbies include cuticle care, fighting off zombies, and traveling through space and time with a mad man in a blue box.
In 2011, BJ was awarded a silver medal in the Reader's Favorite Award Contest in the Young Adult/Fantasy category for "Haunting". Her first series, The Dusty Chronicles, is a paranormal trilogy that takes a different spin on "paranormal". Future projects include Sci-fi, fantasy, and contemporary romance.
Her favorite authors include Nicholas Sparks, Isaac Marion, Hugh Howey, Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling, and Guy De'Maupassant.
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