Ghosts of Coronado Bay

A Maya Blair Mystery

Young Adult - Mystery
162 Pages
Reviewed on 11/14/2011
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Author Biography

JG Faherty grew up in the haunted Hudson Valley region of New York, and still resides there. Living in an area filled with Revolutionary War battle grounds, two-hundred year-old gravesites, ghosts, haunted roads, and tales of monsters in the woods has provided a rich background for his writing. A life-long fan of horror and dark fiction, JG enjoys reading, watching movies, golfing and hiking with his wife and dogs, volunteering as an exotic animal caretaker, and playing the guitar. His favorite holiday is Halloween (naturally), and one of his childhood playgrounds was an 18th century cemetery.

JG’s first novel, CARNIVAL OF FEAR, was released in 2010. His next book, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY, a YA supernatural thriller, was published in 2011 and earned a Bram Stoker Award nomination. 2012 saw the release of CEMETERY CLUB, THE COLD SPOT, and HE WAITS. In 2013, his novel THE BURNING TIME was released. 2014 will see the publication of several novellas and a novel. His other credits include more than 50 short stories in major genre magazines and anthologies.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Sylvia Heslin for Readers' Favorite

"The Ghosts of Coronado Bay" is a story of a sixteen year old named Maya who can communicate with ghosts. Maya was born with a special gift that allows her to speak with, feel and allow ghosts to become temporarily solid when Maya is near. In the past, Maya had only been able to see and communicate with her grandmother who had passed away many years earlier. But, when a newly restored exhibit of the Black Lady, a cursed ship that had sunk at sea a hundred years before, comes to her sleepy quiet New England town, Maya and her friends are on a race against time to save the town. They must find a way to prevent the evil ghost named Gavin and his ghostly crew from finding a key that unlocks a cursed book. The evil book would allow Gavin and his men to forever become solid and rule the earth unleashing all kinds of horrors and evil.

I really enjoyed the book "The Ghosts of Coronado Bay" by JG Faherty. I feel that the story is really well written and well-thought out. I like the plot and the character development for each of the major characters. I like how the story has many changes in the way the story developed, and how the characters change as the story unfolds. The story is very exciting and intriguing and I never knew what was going to happen next. I also liked how the author ended the story and paved a path for the story of Maya, her friends and the Ghost of Coronado Bay to continue in a second book.