Book Review: The Jumbee by: Pamela Keyes

The JumbeePublisher: Dial
Publish Date: 14 October 2010
Origins: Publicist for Review
Format: Paperback

When Esti Legard starts theater school on Cariba, she's determined to step out of the shadow of her late father, a famous Shakespearean actor. But on an island rife with superstition, Esti can't escape the darkness. In the black of the theater, an alluring phantom voice known only as Alan becomes her brilliant drama tutor, while in the light of day Esti struggles to resist her magnetic attraction to Rafe, the local bad boy. Toppled sets, frightening rumors of jumbee ghosts, and brewing tropical storms culminate in a tantalizingly spooky finale where romance sizzles and truths are unmasked.

Laced with eerie mystery and the lush scenery of the West Indies, this modern Phantom is perfect for readers who like their love stories served with spine-tingling suspense.

This was a DNF for me. I liked the new and fresh idea as well as the beautiful cover artwork. The storyline and the comparison to 'The Phantom of the Opera' was just to much for me though, I couldn't separate nor melt the two stories together in a way that would make me content. I really wanted to like this one. I couldn't get into the story and I felt no chemistry between Esti and either of the guys. See how you feel about it!

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  1. awww, too bad, this one seems like a love it or hate it book.

  2. This one does have a cool cover. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you :(

  3. Aww sorry you didn't like it I love the cover so I was hoping it'd be good so I could pick it up xP. Not to mention I'm from the Caribbean so setting appealed to me oh well.


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