Taproot by Keezy Young

Standalone. Lion Forge (Sept. 2017) NetGalley
Blue is having a hard time moving on. He's in love with his best friend. He's also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart's content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal's strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means... leaving him.


If you think the cover is cute just imagine the possibilities when you open the pages of Taproot.

Hamal is a gardener who can see ghosts. Blue is a ghost that hangs around Hamal and also happens to be in love with him...

This was really adorable, the writing, and the plot were engaging. The artwork is the type of style I love. I was never bored and seriously how cute could Hamal and Blue be? Hamal is this sweet guy who loves plants. He has a kind soul. He talks to ghosts and listens to their problems. He doesn't understand why he can see ghosts but he will be getting a visit soon from a reaper. But before that, Blue is around trying to get Hamal to talk to this girl named Chloe. He clearly likes him but he's dead so he knows that it would never work. He wants Hamal happy. What I love about these two is that they are both such sweethearts. Their connection is kind and warm.

Now that reaper... Ghosts have starting to be pulled into a forest that looks a bit daunting and has a reaper lurking in it. There is a lot of sadness and not knowing going around that pull. It reminded me kind of Stranger Things but not terrifying. From here on out there were parts of the story that didn't flow completely right. There were interesting and touching moments but there could have been a further explanation here and there about certain things. It seemed like the characters were keeping things that they were aware of and the readers weren't so when the story progressed the flow was off. Other than that, this was a sweet story with some potential for further publications. I would like to read them with more details on certain things missed in this first book but continue with the style of the story.


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