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Ghost hunter Lydia Trinket is trapped in a netherworld with all the spirits she s sent there And it turns out that resting in peace isn t really a thing


10 thoughts on “Ghost in the Canteen

  1. Deena Deena says:

    This review will be hard for me to write because it s going to be pretty harsh, and no matter how much I disliked a book I try to be respectful of writers as creators In this case the operative word is going to be try, and to that end I ll say that it s quite possible that Ms Rasmussen is a good writer in other contexts platforms genres I understand that she writes a blog, so perhaps she is good at that.What she s not good at is writing paranormal fiction I was astonished to realize, perha This review will be hard for me to write because it s going to be pretty harsh, and no matter how much I disliked a book I try to be respectful of writers as creators In this case the operative word is going to be try, and to that end I ll say that it s quite possible that Ms Rasmussen is a good writer in other contexts platforms genres I understand that she writes a blog, so perhaps she is good at that.What she s not good at is writing paranormal fiction I was astonished to realize, perhaps a third of the way through, that I wasn t buying it I was not able to suspend disbelief to read this That has quite literally never happened to me before, ever I ve been reading some form of paranormal pretty much since I could read, and I ve always suspended disbelief easily, willingly, even eagerly Not this time But it wasn t the nature of the story or its setting that caused the problem the protagonist banishes spirits That s not hard to believe at all, for me What made it impossible to suspend disbelief was the writing.We have the tired story line of the protagonist not knowing all the necessary information ok, if you don t want to beoriginal than that, fine I can go with it But as we read along we find that the problem isn t only that the protagonist doesn t know what s going on the author doesn t either As indicated in one of my updates, the protagonist is an idiot There s no there there Turns out we re supposed to put up with that so it can be addressed in later installments, but we don t know that as we re reading along, so we re just supposed to put up with it So we ve got a weakly depicted, stupid protagonist, and bad writing Why am I slogging through this, again In case it gets better, probably.It doesn t It gets worse The contradictions speed up so much they literally occur with paragraphs I could keep going, but I m not going to Suffice it to say that I should have been the perfect target demo for this one, and it didn t even just fall flat it dented the floor I wouldn t read the next one for anything life s too short to read bad books


  2. Marcia Marcia says:

    This is a difficult review to write How can I tell you how terrific Ghost in the Canteen is, without giving away anything of importance Should be easy, but the trouble is, everything in this story is of importance Nothing is a throw away, and it all ties together so very nicely, I m left floundering for something to say Alert the media She has nothing to say Okay, I do have a few things to say First, Jen Rasmussen s writing is first rate The story pulled me in immediately, and the chara This is a difficult review to write How can I tell you how terrific Ghost in the Canteen is, without giving away anything of importance Should be easy, but the trouble is, everything in this story is of importance Nothing is a throw away, and it all ties together so very nicely, I m left floundering for something to say Alert the media She has nothing to say Okay, I do have a few things to say First, Jen Rasmussen s writing is first rate The story pulled me in immediately, and the characters were interesting and engaging, especially the snarky heroine, ghost hunter Lydia Trinket Lydia s been doing her job of sending recalcitrant spirits through to the Other Side for years Or so she thinks Turns out, Lydia has been somewhat misled about what she s actually doing, and therein lies a tale A really scary tale.The canteen referred to in the title is a switchel ring a clay container designed to slide over one s arm to hold switchel, a very unusual drink you ll learnabout when you read this book Which I hope will be soon, becausedid I mention it s good Lydia s switchel ring is a portal through which ghosts can move on to their next stop Heaven or hell, presumably Or is it Sometimes things are not what they seem A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh but a switchel ring might bethan a container for a cooling drink And a portalwell, I think you should find out about that for yourself Personally, I ll never look at even a Thermos bottle the same way again shock Along Lydia s journey, you ll meet all sorts of interesting and creepyand downright terrifyingcharacters I loved every single word of this book, and I suspect most of you will, as well Go get it But maybe leave all the lights on while you re reading And definitely be sure you re not alone in the house.I can t wait for the next Lydia Trinket book, Peak of the Devil You gotta love the title And what are you waiting for Start reading Ghost in the Canteen today You ll be glad you did.Bookin ItThe Write Stuff


  3. Reading Reindeer Reading Reindeer says:

    Review GHOST IN THE CANTEEN by Jen Rasmussen The Adventures of Lydia Trinket 1 I love this book It is touching, heartfelt, inventive, cozy yes, cozy despite containing ghosts, apparitions, fiends, and a really vicious deceased mother son pair It s open hearted, warm, loyal, and delightful and I can t wait to read the next two in the series May Lydia continue into eternity Lydia Trinket is a banisher, of unwanted spirits, ghosts, nasty apparitions, continuing the work of her late brother Review GHOST IN THE CANTEEN by Jen Rasmussen The Adventures of Lydia Trinket 1 I love this book It is touching, heartfelt, inventive, cozy yes, cozy despite containing ghosts, apparitions, fiends, and a really vicious deceased mother son pair It s open hearted, warm, loyal, and delightful and I can t wait to read the next two in the series May Lydia continue into eternity Lydia Trinket is a banisher, of unwanted spirits, ghosts, nasty apparitions, continuing the work of her late brother, who had succeeded wizard Cyrus Additionally she is Aunt Mom to Warren, adopted son of brother Nat s husband Charlie Banishing cost Nat s life, and Charlie wants Lydia to quit especially after a fiend she tries to banish flips her into the netherworld instead


  4. Karen T. Shrom Karen T. Shrom says:

    I m keeping it simple This book was a freebie and I figured I had nothing to lose LOVED IT I felt engaged with the characters, I was drawn into the story, and I was left wanting .Within the first chapter, I immediately downloaded the other two books, and I m now reading the second book.I m looking forward to the next books in this series


  5. Lance Lance says:

    Way too slow and no boundariesI dislike a book where there are no limits Need a silver knife because your about to be eaten by a werewolf Bam it s in your hand Need to fly to get somewhere Ok, you can fly No challenge, no boundaries, is what this book is about.


  6. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    12 29 15 Free for Kindle.


  7. Kenya Starflight Kenya Starflight says:

    I got this book as a Kindle freebie years ago back when it was available on Kindle , and I went into it not expecting much And to my delight, I was pleasantly surprised by the story I got Ghost stories aren t my preferred genre, but this book was a unique and fascinating take on the traditional ghost story It s also helped along by well done, relatable characters, both living and dead Lydia is a ghost hunter, banishing spirits who refuse to leave their homes with help from an enchanted cant I got this book as a Kindle freebie years ago back when it was available on Kindle , and I went into it not expecting much And to my delight, I was pleasantly surprised by the story I got Ghost stories aren t my preferred genre, but this book was a unique and fascinating take on the traditional ghost story It s also helped along by well done, relatable characters, both living and dead Lydia is a ghost hunter, banishing spirits who refuse to leave their homes with help from an enchanted canteen While still haunted by the death of her brother, killed by one of the very ghosts he sought to banish years ago, she does her best to follow in his footsteps and help raise the son he left behind But when a banishing goes terribly awry, she finds herself trapped in the canteen along with every ghost she, her brother, and their mentor have ever banished Can she find her way out of the canteen, or will the angry spirits she has banished over the years take their revenge on her and those she loves Ghost in the Canteen moves along at a nice clip, keeping the pacing steady without rushing the events The limbo world inside the canteen is vividly portrayed and fascinating and terrifying to explore The rules of how banishing ghosts and other creatures work can be complex at times, but thankfully the internal logic of the magic system is mostly consistent The characters and their story arcs are the best part of this book, in my opinion Lydia in particular has a lot of learning and growing to do, as she is forced to confront the path her life has taken and how her brother s death has truly affected her life Her ally in the world of the canteen, a ghost named Thomas, has his own story arc as well, and his relationship with Lydia has touches of possible romance or at least attraction but is handled well enough that it doesn t come across as obnoxious And of the three major villains in this book, two of them are actually complex villains with believable, tragic reasons behind their falls and the horrific things they do The third is pretty much just a stock monster, but hey, two out of three is pretty good A fascinating ghost story, with just the right amount of chills, romance, and character development It s a shame this book is no longer available on Kindle, but if you can find a copy, it s definitely worth a read Also, I learned about the drink switchel for the first time in this book, so if you re feeling adventurous you can mix up a glass of it while you read


  8. Bette Bette says:

    Lydia Trinket is a ghost hunter She goes to homes and businesses that have ghosts and tries to make the ghost crossover thru reasonable discussion but when that doesn t work she will banish them to her canteen But the poltergeist she is trying to remove from a house instead traps her in her canteen, now she is inside she needs to learn how to navigate the netherworld and find a way out of the canteen.A different take on how ghost hunters work A fast read.


  9. kim caldwell kim caldwell says:

    Interesting premiseGhosts and evil spirits Can you right then in their realm that to banished them to Which realm will you choose in the end


  10. Nicki K. Nicki K. says:

    It s official Murderous toddlers are the creepiest characters ever It may take me a while to trust children again shivers The heebie jeebies are real.