Sunday, May 31, 2015
Gettysburg After Dark by Annalise Grey
Ever wonder what really happens when the streets of this little town go dark? Gettysburg once ran red with blood during the infamous Civil War battle. Spirits of the slain, the wounded, and those who witnessed these unimaginable horrors still walk the streets of Gettysburg. Join ghost tour guides as they tell of genuine sightings, smells, and the occasional physical contact with these wandering spirits.
(Synopsis from Goodreads.)
Ever since I first learned about it in eighth grade (or the first time I remember learning about it anyways), I have been obsessed with the civil war. It's something that is unlike anything that has ever happened in the United States before that time period. I find it fascinating. Ghost stories always scare the beejezus out of me, but I love them. Combine civil war AND ghost stories, and I'm entertained for quite some time.
This book is short, so I read it in one setting. I really enjoyed it. It was fascinating hearing about all of the author's experiences while being a ghost tour guide. I have to give Annalise Grey props. If I had seen or heard even a fraction of what she did, I would have run away screaming. She stuck with the job no matter how creepy things got. She has a lot of respect from me because of that.
I also enjoyed the history aspect of Gettysburg After Dark. The author didn't just tell about her experiences with ghosts. She also gave a lot of historical background about Gettysburg. She said what specific events happened in which places in the town, and what the buildings were used for back in the civil war era, and what they're used for now. I really liked that. It made me feel like I was on one of her tours while I was reading.
I greatly enjoyed this book. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys learning about the civil war. I also recommend it to people who love to hear creepy ghost stories and experiences. I look forward to hopefully hearing more experiences from Annalise Grey in the future.
I give Gettysburg After Dark: 4/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.