This Is Not a Ghost Story

This Is Not a Ghost Story

Nothing is as it seems in this chilling, twisting tale by bestselling author Andrea Portes, perfect for fans of Madeleine Roux and Danielle Vega. Rife with dark humor and chilling twists,This Is Not a Ghost StoryisAmerican Horror StorymeetsThere?s Someone Inside Your House. It will have readers flipping back to the very first page after the shocking finale. I am not w Nothing is as it seems in this chilling, twisting tale by bestselling author Andrea Portes, perfect for ...

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Title:This Is Not a Ghost Story
Author:Andrea Portes
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:This Is Not a Ghost Story
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

This Is Not a Ghost Story Reviews

  • Laura
    Nov 09, 2020
    I'm not quite sure what to rate this because it didn't do it for me, but I can definitely see an audience for it that would enjoy it. It's a quick read, with short chapters and keeping to vague dreamy imagery and quick vignettes. Daffodil is seventeen years old and pi...
  • Holly
    Jul 25, 2020
    Tried 3 times to get into this, and it just didn?t work for me. I?m not sure if it was a problem with the pacing or if I just couldn?t connect with the story, but it just didn?t click with me. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Sep 21, 2020
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PluE ARC Provided by Edelweiss Plus Daffodil is glad to be escaping her humdrum life with her grandmother in Nebraska. On her way Bryn Mawr during the summer before college, she happens to disembark in a town that seems to be calling her, and before long ...
  • Brandi Hansas
    Jan 10, 2021
    This is Not A Ghost Story... is a love story? I am a fan of the writing. I enjoyed the character development. When Daffodil was sitting in the coffee shop, I had the thought that she was a ghost. It didn't stay with me, though. The glimpse into her psyche was truly well done. She&...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    May 13, 2020
    I admit, I didn't know what to expect when I went into this one other than hoping for a good ghost story. I did get that but, I also got so much more. I got an unreliable protagonist and things that never quite seemed what they were and never knowing what in the world was reall...
  • April Sarah
    Nov 04, 2020
    2.5 stars *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review* Video Review: https://youtu.be/CY_kK4RfxaI So this is the story of Daffodil, who gets off of the train on her way to college and decides to take a summer job house-sitting for a rich couple. This house is curre...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Nov 17, 2020
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2020/11/22/... Despite what the title may tell you, this one was a ghost story. Just?maybe not your typical one. This spooky young adult tale by Andrea Portes follows Daffodil Franklin, who recently graduated from hi...
  • Rikki King
    Oct 27, 2020
    SPOILERS What a shame. I liked the writing style here. I liked the character (although the girl who's "such a freak" and "totally unpopular" but also a beautiful white girl is pretty tiresome). But... I knew throughout the whole book that a "twist&q...
  • Caidyn (he/him/his)
    Nov 18, 2020
    I received an ARC through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review! CW: death, loss/grief, and some scenes of violence I had no idea what I was in for with this book, but I knew it sounded so interesting. It's a quick read, too, one that I could have easily finished in one...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Feb 15, 2020
    All I want is alllll the ghost stories and for every cover to e as fabulously my aesthetic as this one ? ...
  • Christy
    Dec 19, 2020
    Fans of this type of story will guess the ending fairly quickly. With the comps, I thought I was getting a horror novel but as atmospheric as this is, it's not scary. Somewhat disappointing but there's definitely an audience here. Fans of this type of story will guess the ...
  • Teenage Reads
    Sep 08, 2020
    Plot: Daffodil was not a ?plan? type girl. She was so ?carefree? that her idea to get a summer job was to get off the train a few stops early, wander around and ask for employment until she lands a job. Lucky for her, she did. This professor whose wife?s father owns an islan...
  • Katja (Life and Other Disasters)
    Dec 30, 2020
    Actual rating: 4.5 I do get why some people don't love the ending and I am also a bit undecided on it, but dang, did I love the journey getting there. You can find my full review HERE Actual rating: 4.5 I do get why some people don't love the ending and I am also a ...
  • Candace Robinson
    May 28, 2020
    ARC received via publisher! ...
  • micolreads
    Sep 14, 2020
    Daffodil wants to escape the summer and she ends up in an old manor, paid to take care of the house. Only, nothing is quite alright. Discovering secrets with Daffodil, getting to know what really happened to her boyfriend, you are thrust into a world of supernatural and paranormal. But...
  • Julia
    Nov 06, 2020
    When I first requested This Is Not a Ghost Story on Netgalley, I wasn?t aware that it was a YA novel. I only read the blurb and it sounded creepy enough for me. That being said, I?m definitely not the targeted age group this book. I did read it regardless, but I found little to enj...
  • Karen Bullock
    Sep 27, 2020
    4 stars for this bizarre 13 & up tale (young adult). A Professor Addington who is the owner of a house that once held a grisly past. Oddly enough he accepts the application of a 17 year old, Daffodil Turner, to watch over his house for the summer and be the overseer of the guest ...
  • Kaitlin
    Oct 23, 2020
    She was just trying to find a summer job to help pay for college. Now Daffodil finds herself trapped in a house that might never let her leave. This Is Not a Ghost Story is a standalone novel by Andrea Portes. This thrilling tale is perfect to get you in the spooky mood. Daffodil Fr...
  • Rachelle Renee Kirby
    Dec 11, 2020
    I liked the story ok. The ending was pretty good but the rest was slightly lacking. I didn't much enjoy the writing style, it was a bit too juvenile. I liked the story ok. The ending was pretty good but the rest was slightly lacking. I didn't much enjoy the writing style,...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Oct 23, 2020
    This definitely ended up being a lot sweeter than I expected! The writing style has a stream of consciousness to it, but I didn't mind it in this particular story, as the author gave it almost a noir feel. While I wish the story had been a bit longer and more developed, I also see...
  • Kelly
    Apr 29, 2020
    I received an arc from edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This was a wild ride! You start out thinking you?re reading a horror movie made into a book. Similar things happen that would also happen in a horror movie, but then you realize that this is so different then wh...
  • Michelle
    Jun 22, 2020
    Dedication: For all the weird girls, with the funny hearts. ? Written for me: Check! Ha! A foe. An unseen foe. Undetectable. But malicious. A kind of malevolent force. One that takes glee in my terror. Daffodil has recently been accepted into Bryn Mawr and as a ...
  • Caryn - iam.caryn
    Dec 04, 2020
    This was a fast and addictive read. The ending didn?t quite live up to the spooky/weird factor that happened in the first half of the book, but I?m still glad I read it. This was told in a mostly inner monologue type first person POV, in an almost stream of consciousness manner....
  • Kristen
    Jan 27, 2021
    Weird, predictable and overly dramatic narration. The twist was basic... not for me. ...
  • Vee
    Nov 14, 2020
    [ARC provided by HarperCollins, my review is unbiased] Wordpress Blog | Twitter | Pinterest ? This is, hands down, my favourite book cover this year. The colour palette, the creepiness of the house, the font, it just all works for me. I've been burned by some anticipated re...
  • Steph_d
    Nov 12, 2020
    Recieved arc for a honest review. This reminded me of the movie 23 for some reason probly the vibe of the main character not knowing that they are the problem. The writing was good... it was face paced and well played our and written. My main concern was the storyline I felt that...
  • Riya Queen
    Nov 27, 2020
    3.4 ? Wow. What did I just read? This was supposed to be a thriller/paranormal, but there were so many other things going on that that particular element was not much present. The Main lead, Daffodil, treated every abnormal thing in a I'm-not-buying-this manner, that it actu...
  • Samantha Brisbin
    Dec 27, 2020
    I feel like a fool! How did I not see that ending coming? The mystery. The creepiness. The TWIST. Bruh. ...
  • Deekay
    Oct 03, 2020
    The title isn?t wrong... Let me just say that when I first requested an ARC of this book, I expected it to be a horror story even though the title was very clear about it not being a horror story. I really went in not knowing what the story is about other than hoping some creepy s...
  • Claude's Bookzone
    Jan 04, 2021
    DNF at 52% Sorry. I just don't like the main character. DNF at 52% Sorry. I just don't like the main character. ...more ...