Ghosts! Romance! Spirit worlds! And…surprise dragons!

Enter the world of The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo.




Li Lan is the only daughter of a once prominent merchant family living in 19th century Malaysia. Though her family used to be considered one of the elite, they have recently fallen into a state of decline. So when Li Lan’s father is asked if his daughter would like to be the ghost bride for a wealthy local family’s deceased son, it is a tempting – if terrible – offer to consider. Li Lan shuns the proposal, but then begins experiencing strange dreams about the would-be bridegroom. Terrified, she turns to a local spirit medium for answers – only to wish she had never done so.

Swept into the bizarre realm of ghosts and demons, Li Lan must journey through the mirror world of the dead if she wishes to free herself from her suitor’s hauntings. But in doing so, she may lose her life essence and become trapped forever…

My Conclusion:

this is a fun book! I learned a lot about Chinese/Malaysian death beliefs. The ending dragged on a bit, but overall I thought it was a good book!

What have you read from Malaysia?