Rain of the Ghosts by Greg Weisman

Rain Cacique, Book 1

Synopsis: Rain of the Ghosts is the first in Greg Weisman’s series about an adventurous young girl, Rain Cacique, who discovers she has a mystery to solve, a mission to complete and, oh, yes, the ability to see ghosts.

Welcome to the Prospero Keys (or as the locals call them: the Ghost Keys), a beautiful chain of tropical islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle. Rain Cacique is water-skiing with her two best friends Charlie and Miranda when Rain sees her father waiting for her at the dock. Sebastian Bohique, her maternal grandfather, has passed away. He was the only person who ever made Rain feel special. The only one who believed she could do something important with her life. The only thing she has left to remember him by is the armband he used to wear: two gold snakes intertwined, clasping each other’s tails in their mouths. Only the armband . . . and the gift it brings: Rain can see dead people. Starting with the Dark Man: a ghost determined to reveal the Ghost Keys’ hidden world of mystery and mysticism, intrigue and adventure.

Review: I had a big crush on the cover when I saw it, it was impossible for me not to read this new novel. Secondly there is the synopsis: ghosts, a good plot and a mystery to solve.

Rain is a girl who lives in an idyllic spot near the Bermuda triangle with her friends Charlie and Miranda. But overnight, her grandfather dies, leaving her and her family destroyed, given the closeness they had. But before dying he gives Rain a brassard, something kept in the family. And since she has it, something very strange happens to her: it looks like she can see ghosts when no one else can. But when a strange man comes to their island, she knows something isn’t right with him, and our heroine is determined to understand what is happening, or even learn the past of her grandfather to learn the truth.

I thought it was quite intriguing to find out what was happening and to follow Rain and Charlie. I wondered where the author was going to lead us more than once and I must admit that even at the end of story I found that some items were not developed enough. It is quite interesting to understand what was going on and I was curious to see what the newcomer really wanted from her, but I confess that I had a hard time getting attached to the characters. And so it was a bit difficult for me to be really interested in the end about all that was happening. However, we can read the novel fairly quickly since it is not very long. But I think wasn’t for me.

I think I expected too much from the story with such a cover and I was a little disappointed but I’m sure the story will appeal to others.