The Medium: Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 1


Title: The Medium

Author: C. J. Archer

Published: July 13, 2012 by Oz Books

Purchased: February 21, 2015, free Paranormal 13 box set on Kindle.


Blurb: Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn’t a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there’s the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father’s death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.

Jacob Beaufort’s spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld’s administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there’s nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.

Review: This book was rather interesting, I’ve never read a book where a ghost and a living person fall in love. I guess Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride would count but, everyone can see Emily because she’s basically a zombie and she lets Victor go so that he can be with Victoria even though Emily loves him. That’s the differences between the two.

This is different in the sense that the guy is the ghost whom no one else can see and she isn’t engaged.

After being so disappointed in the book before this one, I was reluctant to go on in this paranormal box set but, for my followers and for those who want to avoid awful books, I pushed on and read it. I was pleasantly surprised. I started this last night and just finished it.

While it isn’t as good as the books I’ve given five stars, it’s just as good as the one book that I’ve given four stars, Darkangel. It was mysterious and emotional, I was able to connect with the characters and while I was sort of hung up on the living/dead romance, it added to the story instead of taking away.

I have some questions that I do want answered and I finally have the desire to go on with the series, to have my questions answered.

I don’t really know what it is but, I’m not really all that into the Victorian England books however, this one kept my interest. I think what it is, is that it isn’t just a bunch of dialogue, it has a good bit of action and mystery mixed in.

I would definitely recommend this to those that want a ghost story but, a romance instead of a horror.

Thank you for reading my review.



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