Ghost Wood Song

Ghost Wood Song

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 k Sawkill Girls meets Beautiful Creatures in this lush and eerie debut, where the boundary between reality...

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Title:Ghost Wood Song
Author:Erica Waters
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Ghost Wood Song
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Ghost Wood Song Reviews

  • Liz Lawson
    Dec 20, 2019
    Beautiful, atmospheric, with a complex mystery driving its central plot, GHOST WOOD SONG is a must read in 2020. An absolutely fantastic debut! ...
  • Lacey D-Bell
    Oct 18, 2020
    A bit disappointing, but alas, mystery isn't my favorite genre. This really needed more ghosts. That would've saved it quite a bit! A bit disappointing, but alas, mystery isn't my favorite genre. This really needed more ghosts. That would've saved it quite a bit! ...mor...
  • Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell
    Jun 01, 2020
    I don't know about you but this book reminds me of THE BONE HOUSES, and I loved THE BONE HOUSES. Anything that gives me creepy, ghosty, Tim Burtony vibes is a YES I WANT for me I don't know about you but this book reminds me of THE BONE HOUSES, and I loved THE BONE HOUSES. Anyt...
  • Karissa
    May 29, 2020
    Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book that I got through NetGalley to review. Story (4/5): When Shady?s brother is accused of killing her stepfather, Shady is determined to prove her brother?s innocence. To do this she decides to track down her father?s missing fiddle...
  • Ash Otterloo
    Mar 07, 2020
    Ghost Wood Song manages to capture aching truths about bisexuality and growing up in a difficult family, and marries them to a sumptuous atmosphere, ghost-lore, and well-earned twists...the result is intoxicating and fabulously creepy. The author's characters are deep and complex ...
  • Jen
    Jul 26, 2020
    2.0 this had the potential to be something entirely beautiful but it fell flat on its face. It needed wayyyy less filler and way more back story content. This could have stood as an excellent short story if you pull out all the filler. A book continued to open up story plots with imm...
  • Lindsay♫SingerOfStories♫
    Jun 28, 2020
    Ghost Wood Song is an example of magical realism at its finest! What I loved about this story was the bond of music that the central characters shared, and how they take their art out into nature and then the stage and just play together. The main character, Shady, is a fiddle play...
  • Jasmine
    Oct 02, 2020
    "all this family ever does is bury it's secrets, and yet they keep climbing out of the dirt and sneaking up on us." What a gorgeous, atmospheric and beautiful read. This story wraps itself around you in its melancholy melody, ringing with dark family secrets, supporti...
  • USOM
    Jul 02, 2020
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) If I could sum up what I enjoyed in Ghost Wood Song in two elements it's got to be the spookiness and all the queerness. We love a bisexual MC with a love triangle ...
  • Lauren
    Sep 08, 2020
    In the top ten of 2020? HELL YEAH ~ frickin' loved this In the top ten of 2020? HELL YEAH ~ frickin' loved this ...more ...
  • Lizz DiCesare
    Jul 06, 2020
    ?I?ve lived with ghosts my whole life, but this is the first time I?ve ever felt haunted.? Every time I read a creepy book set in the woods, I think to myself, ?this is it, this is the last time I read a book set in the woods!? And yet, as soon as I see another story wit...
  • Jenny Baker
    Jul 19, 2020
    3.5 stars Ghost Wood Song is an entertaining magical realism novel that?s an easy read, ideal for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It's not scary ghost story, in case you're wondering. I highly recommend the audiobook. 3.5 stars Ghost Wood Song is an entertaining magical ...
  • Ari
    Jun 04, 2020
    BLOG | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | Waterstones Thank you Edelweiss and HarperTeen for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are mine. This is what evil is--not some unnatural force, not demons or devils. It's this rigth here-- a man clinging so hard to hate it's ...
  • rachel ☾
    Dec 11, 2019
    ? Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ? The Book Depository ? Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Insta...
  • Celia McMahon
    Jun 16, 2020
    Thank you Edelweiss and the publisher for the chance to review this title. GHOST WOOD SONG is the hauntingly gay murder mystery with a fiddle that calls ghosts from the afterworld that you want to read. Like now. I requested GHOST WOOD SONG purely on the cover. It offered an atmo...
  • Katie.dorny
    Aug 25, 2020
    An enjoyable and adequate ya gothic contemporary that had its ups and downs and couldn?t really settle on what it wanted to be. Shady grove is still reeling from her father?s death years ago when another blow befalls the family. The only thing that can save her family? Her dad?...
  • Madison Mary
    Jul 11, 2020
    "I wait with the trees and the ghosts, trembling in the warm spring air, my body tuned to a frequency that only sounds like white noise, empty static to my mind. No matter how hard I listen, the silence never resolves into melody" *ARC provided on Edelweiss in exchange f...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Dec 15, 2019
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! I usually begin new (especially debut) novels with high expectations, and then I?m almost inevitably disappointed (see The Nameless Queen, as one example among many). This time was sort of the opposite. I requested the...
  • Sage Knightly
    Apr 06, 2020
    3.5/5 Huge thanks to the publisher via Edelweiss+ for the eARC! This in no way affects my review Ghost Wood Song is a story about love and loss, the stages of grief, music and ghosts, secrets, and family. It is a sibling bond so strong that old secrets are dug up and put to res...
  • Candace Robinson
    Oct 06, 2019
    This one had a lot of atmosphere with real grit! The dialogue was wonderful and I seriously loved the adorable romance sprinkled in! It makes me want to go buy some cowboy boots right now! Oh and also have my own ghosty violin! ...
  • Asmä
    Aug 22, 2020
    3.5* The story was good , i just didn't care much about the characters , or the writing itself . 3.5* The story was good , i just didn't care much about the characters , or the writing itself . ...more ...
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    Oct 08, 2019
    Well I'm 100% buying that cover Well I'm 100% buying that cover ...more ...
  • Erin A. Craig
    Jan 16, 2020
    Waters' debut is a true Southern Gothic, striking the perfect balance of atmospheric chills, dark familial secrets, and a yearning for the warm comforts of home. I could hear the cicadas' call and feel the smothering humidity, even as I shivered! Waters' debut is a true So...
  • Peter
    Sep 07, 2020
    This is a gripping novel about a girl that can see ghosts, and is trying to uncover old family secrets to help save her brother from a murder charge. Music plays a very heavy role in this story, so much so that when I was reading it I kept on having to stop so that I could have a b...
  • Hannah Whitten
    Jul 27, 2018
    I absolutely loved this creepy, atmospheric, lyrical book. The characters jump off the page and the resolution is SO satisfying. ...
  • Riya Queen
    Jul 16, 2020
    2.6? When I was going into this book, I certainly wasn't expecting what I was given. Ghost Wood song is marketed as this creepy, atmospheric book, where this girl, Shady Grove can bring back people's ghosts with a tune from her fiddle, and that's the least we got f...
  • Gabriela
    Jan 31, 2021
    DNF 62% I lost 8h of my life listening to the audiobook and it's one of those times when I REGRET IT. I'm so glad I didn't buy the book. I was super excited for it when I've read the synopsis because it sounds really interesting. Unfortunately it wasn't ...
  • craftykatreads
    Oct 30, 2020
    This book was very atmospheric and had very creepy, ghosty vibes. I really struggled to put it down. The characters seem to jump off the page. I absolutely loved this story and will definitely read it over and over again. I would definitely recommend this one. ...
  • Thushara (Triobookdragons)
    Sep 30, 2020
    DNF : not the one for me Was 3 hrs into the 9 hr audiobook and still don't care. I feel sad to let this one go because this has a very good writing style and has an amazing bisexual rep. But I don't want to waste my time with a book that is clearly not my cup of tea. D...
  • Arina
    Sep 15, 2020
    3.5 stars. Less agreeable aspects with this reviewer: - As someone who is not very into contemporary settings due to them focusing heavily on moments of ordinary life, sometimes my attention wandered off during the quieter, mundane moments of this book; - It focused more on rom...