Okay, rant over. Now, what I liked - Chloe. No really, she was a step up from Adornetto's last heroine. At least this one is not ready to let a guy walk all over her and go, but yeah, a little less angst would have made her character more likeable. I liked how she was in general- sarcastic, witty and confident, just not the whiny mess around Alex. It's not even that she can't interact with guys - she is fine around Joe. I don't even get why we are we supposed to root for Chloe and Alex. We know she is smart because she doesn't go directly after a ghost that is out for her blood. In fact, I liked the book in the start. Mid-way, I was rolling my eyes at nearly every page because the chessiness was dripping off the pages. I found it perfect until Chapter 27, too - it closed off really well, and the climax would have worked into a standalone perfectly. I was hopeful that it would just leave it there, but alas, it has to be a series so on the last line of the last chapter is a bombshell (which I was hoping wouldn't come and came anyway) which is supposed to leave us wanting for the next book but just leaves me thinking - how the hell could that happen?
About the writing, I am on the fence - the descriptions and style seems good but the progression and dialogues seem stilted. In terms of setting, I felt Halo had a better structure than Ghost House. Quite many things are unexplained and there are plot holes, which I would rather not start enumerating. Overall, an okay sort of book, but could do with a little more of the horror.