Original Title: The Medium Path
Year Published: 2015
Published by: Romance Beckons (an arc was kindly provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)
Number of Pages: 250
First Sentence: “If I wasn’t dead, today would be my one-hundred-and-third birthday.“
Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Ruby died nearly one hundred years ago. She saw spirits of the dead when she was alive, and now she is dead she has become a guide who helps ghosts pass on. When ghosts start being taken by darkness instead of the light, Ruby is forced to seek help from a handsome and unwilling medium, who awakens emotions she never knew she had.
This book started off slowly for me, but then picked up and managed to get interesting. I almost gave up after the first two chapters but stuck with it which I’m so happy about. The story turned out to be both interesting and fun.
Ruby was a quite interesting character. In body, she is only supposed to be around her late teens, but since she is a ghost she is actually around a 100 years old. That means that she is an extremely mature teenager. She still has some insecurities though and she tries to make decisions that won’t hurt others. Despite not being totally happy about her own situation she still cares for others.
Michael is an unwilling medium. As in, he has tried to ignore the fact that he is a medium for his whole life. When he meets Ruby he has no choice but to accept it, although he does it soooo reluctantly.
The plot was interesting and fun. There are several subplots that do help the main story move along, but also ensures that the book stays interesting to the end. Sure, there are some moments that aren’t that fun or interesting, but overall it was a good read. I should also say that it was predictable but that didn’t matter because the journey to the end was fun anyway.
Do I recommend it?
Yes, I do.