Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett

Roaring Twenties, Book 3

Synopsis: Feisty flapper Astrid Magnusson is home from college and yearning for the one thing that’s always been off limits: Bo Yeung, her notorious bootlegging brother’s second-in-command. Unfortunately her dream of an easy reunion proves difficult after a violent storm sends a mysterious yacht crashing into the Magnussons’ docks. What’s worse, the boat disappeared a year ago, and the survivors are acting strangely…

Bo has worked with the Magnusson family for years, doing whatever is needed, including keeping his boss’s younger sister out of trouble—and his hands to himself. Of course, that isn’t so easy after Astrid has a haunting vision about the yacht’s disappearance, plunging them into an underground world of old money and dark magic. Danger will drive them closer together, but surviving their own forbidden feelings could be the bigger risk.

Review: I always spend a good time with all the novels written by Jenn Bennett, so I was excited to be able to get into this third volume. We had the chance to follow Winter and Lowe in the previous volumes and we’re this time with the family’s younger sister: Astrid. I was really curious about her story, as well as Bo’s, as we have seen them a lot over the volumes.

The relationship between the two is not really easy, although it is simple to see that the two love each other deeply, there are still many problems that separate them. The fact that he is Chinese and she Swedish is a first difficult thing in this period, but on top of that, Bo works for Astrid’s brother and the consequences of their relationship are always floating above their heads. Would he accept their love? Would he disown him for that? And if that was the case, how could he make a living? Yes many questions remaining constantly present throughout the chapters. Yet we hope that they will find the solutions to all this, because the two are meant to be together and they deserve to have a good time together.

Yet there is more than that … Indeed, after returning back at home, Astrid finds herself embarked on a strange story. A yacht appears after a year of absence and no one seems to give a reason for that fact. But our heroine is curious and determined and by touching an idol, she finds herself tied to this whole story. Winning like that strange visions, Bo and she will have to understand what is happening and what these people are hiding… This is also a much more complicated and strange that we might have assumed.

It was a good third book and I had a good time again with the characters. I wonder if now that we have followed each of the family members, we’re done with the series or if we will discover other different later. Anyway I still enjoy this period of the Roaring Twenties and it is a pleasure to be in the world and to find all the characters we know.




27 thoughts on “Grave Phantoms by Jenn Bennett

  1. Intrigued by the era in which this is set and loving the waistcoat the man is wearing on the cover but that I’m afraid is where it stops for me. Still, each to their own, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I absolutely loved the first book and now I’m excited to read this one. I liked the brief glimpses of these two we got in the first one, I can tell I will really like this one as well. 😀
    Great review Melliane!

  3. Lovely review! The two main characters seem to really have a deep connection and I always prefer that over instalove so this should be a nice change from all of that. I LOVE a little mystery in books so it’s awesome that this one has a bunch so you don’t have a chance to get bored. 🙂

  4. I need to still read the second book. I am glad you liked this one. It has been receiving some mixed reviews. I think I need to set aside some time and finish this series.

  5. The Roaring Twenties make for an extraordinary setting for a romance. This series is new to me, but I like what I’ve seen in your review. Throw in a little bit of strangeness and any story becomes ten times more interesting in my eyes :)) Beautiful review!

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