Rain of the Ghosts is what I call an OK read! It seems that the person telling the story is not a person at all! But you don’t find this out until you are well into the book. I think it would have make the book better if we had been told sooner! The book at times is very confusing and the third person POV didn’t make it any better.
The plot was great, it was the execution that needed to be tweaked just a bit. This book is intended for middle grades (ages 6 and up), but I feel they might have a hard time with this. Rain of the Ghosts is set to be a series. I hope that the author takes in to consideration the reviews of those who have read it. There is still time to tweak this and make it easier to follow.
First in a series about of 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.