Li Lan, a young Chinese woman, lives in 1890s colonial Malaya with her quietly ruined father, who returns one evening with a proposition — the fabulously wealthy Lim family want Li Lan to marry their son. The only problem is, he’s dead.
After a fateful visit to the opulent Lim mansion, Li Lan finds herself haunted not only by her ghostly would-be suitor, but also by her desire for the Lim’s handsome new heir, Tian Bai. Night after night, she is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, with its ghost cities, paper funeral offerings, vengeful spirits and monstrous bureaucracy. Li Lan must uncover the Lim family’s darkest secrets, before she is trapped in this ghostly world forever.”
The title itself had caught my intention when I was searching online the sequel books of Switched by Amanda Hocking namely Torn #2 and Ascend #3 thru MPH Online.com website. When I read the synopis, I said to myself that “…I must own this book immediately.” Lucky for me, my sister brought me to Kinokuniya Bookstore, KLCC to treat me birthday present which was on 31st March. So, I managed to get myself both Amanda Hocking’s sequel books which happened to be the last pieces each left and of course, The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo!.
Reading the book really brought me back to the era of 1890s in colonial Malaya (although I never really live in that era ~ Imaginations are more powerful than you thought!). Yangsze Choo really managed to create the characters with their own personalities and charms especially, Er Lang (I’m sorry, He is my bias). The plots are also well created and surprisingly, such traditions are actually exists! (well, I won’t tell you what traditions, you need to read it~ ha ha).
Other than that, the language used by the author is clear and easy to understand which automatically made it suitable to read by youngsters and adults. To tell you, I really enjoyed myself reading the book and it was really worth to buy!
Thank You Yangsze Choo for the amazing adventures. I can’t wait to read your next book….. Hint to Jeaders —-> “1930s”.
**Yangsze Choo, please make 1 sequel of The Ghost Bride at least.