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Book Review: Maggie

Maggie Single CoverAuthor: Mya O’Malley
Format: eARC
Genre: Paranormal, Fiction
Date Published: August 15 2016
Number of Pages: 293
Get Your Copy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share your home with an unearthly spirit who can’t find closure? Living on the edge of a cemetery with souls dating back to the 1700s would be enough to spook anyone, but Naomi finds it oddly romantic, and becomes inspired to write her next novel. Why not, when her muse, Maggie, calls to her from beyond her own window?

After all, the story couldn’t possibly be as complicated as Naomi’s own love life. Torn between Ryan, the mysterious and seemingly perfect man she just started dating, and Bryce, the sexy single dad who recently moved in next door, Naomi must navigate the tangled web of dating—all while trying to solve the mystery of Maggie’s death.

When things turn dangerous, Naomi quickly learns whom she can trust and, more importantly, whom she can’t. Will she be able to write Maggie’s story and finally give Maggie the peace she deserves?


Maggie by Mya O’Malley is giving me the Supernatural/ The Uninvited feels! The book’s romance and intrigue combo is enough to keep the readers hooked ’til the very last page. I love the setting of the the story, its like I’m watching a Tim Burton directed movie because of the house sitting right next to a graveyard that dates from 1700s. Awesome and creepy huh?

The book is about a writer, Naomi, who has a bad dating history and recently broke up with her ex-boyfriend who she has a toxic relationship with. Naomi’s friend Amy brought her to double dates thinking it’ll help Naomi be back on the dating game and move on from her ex Nick and that’s where Naomi met Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome, Ryan. Aside from Naomi’s dating dilemma there’s also her search for some writing inspiration and with the help of her cat Zelda she found her writing muse, Maggie, who also haunts the house that she’s living at and at some point found a connection with her.

Okay, the things that I love about this book is the mystery, the suspense and the anticipation on what’s gonna happen next. I love the plot progression and the development in the romance department, also the part where the author of the book showed the struggles the writers go through while writing a book. I picked up some tips when it comes to doing the research on writing, Naomi is one hell of a writer for she really go deep and get immersed in the world of her character and she owns the story, the writer-ception idea is quite fun; its like a writer writing a story about a writer whose writing a story, I don’t know guys but It feels like O’Malley is part of this story too. I like how the characters support each other especially Bryce on Naomi’s writing, he’s really on board, I love how bubbly and innocently intelligent Bryce’s daughter Holly is, O live Ryan and his own version of being a ray of sunshine. Those mind blowing moments of the story is just wow, I did not see that coming; I had my theories and I was really buying the “they’re in this together” suspicion oh la la, I’m wrong and so were the characters because it gets more spooky than that.

The only thing that I didn’t like about this book is the character of Amy, at some point I think we can get rid of her and her double-dating game with Naomi and Naomi meeting Ryan that fateful evening will still happen and how anti-climatic Maggie’s real reason for dying, I actually look forward for some gruesome details but alas, its just an obsession and creepy stalking that destroyed a beautiful relationship. Kinda like Joker-Harley Quinn thing eh?

All in all, I love the book and how true the writers struggles Naomi has been. Maggie by Mya O’Malley is a one-sit, don’t-put-me-down-till-you’re-done kind of book that I definitely recommend not only to the paranormal/thriller genre lovers out there but ti everyone. This is one hell of a book.

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