Sparrow Hill Road

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  • Sparrow Hill Road
  • Seanan McGuire
  • English
  • 01 May 2018
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About the Author: Seanan McGuire

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Sparrow Hill RoadSparrow Hill Road ePUB ☆ Sparrow Hill MOBI :´ sparrow book, hill ebok, road epub, Sparrow Hill download, Sparrow Hill RoadSparrow Hill Road PDFRose Marshall died inin Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross a man who had sold his soul to live forever, Sparrow Hill MOBI :´ and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality Trouble was, he didn t ask Rose what she thought of the ideaIt s been than sixty years since that night, and she s still sixteen, and she s still runningThey have names for her all over the country the Girl in the Diner The Phantom Prom Date The Girl in the Green Silk Gown Mostly she just goes by Rose, a hitchhiking ghost girl with her thumb out and her eyes fixed on the horizon, trying to outrace a man who never sleeps, never stops, and never gives up on the idea of claiming what s his She s the angel of the overpass, she s the darling of the truck stops, and she s going to figure out a way to win her freedom After all, it s not like it can kill herYou can t kill what s already dead.

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  1. Choko says:

    3.33 A buddy read with my friends at BB B s UF Wednesday group I love the way Seanan McGuire can weave a tale seemingly out of thin air In this case, she did this is a new series about Ghosts I have to make a confession out of all UF creations, Zombies and Ghosts are my least favorite This might have affected the level of enjoyment I received from this book, and in this case the rating is all on me We spend some very non linear time with the legendary prom night dead girl s ghost 3.33 A buddy read with my friends at BBB s UF Wednesday group I love the way Seanan McGuire can weave a tale seemingly out of thin air In this case, she did this is a new series about Ghosts I have to make a confession out of all UF creations, Zombies and Ghosts are my least favorite This might have affected the level of enjoyment I received from this book, and in this case the rating is all on me We spend some very non linear time with the legendary prom night dead girl s ghost, Rose M Through different stories in time we get to slowly learn about her, the way she died, the way she exists in her spectral form, and the way she keeps on hitching rides on the highways of the different dimensions The technicalities of the existence and ways that ghosts communicate and specialize were fascinating I love SM s imagination and ability to build a story out of a very thin plot Her writing is as beautiful as always I suspect she can write about anything and I would still get some enjoyment from it We also have a connection to the series of InCripted, Rose being a far away ant or cousin of our favorite Price family However, there were no talking, religious mice cults, so it fell kind of flat to me As I already said, ghost stories just don t do it for me they have a tendency to make me blue and maudlin Which, the beginning of the book made me very sad, and I even teared up on couple of occasions Later the story picked up and I began seeing where it was going at the end, so it madeoptimistic sense to me I did not love this book, but it was not bad I just was not taken by the story and found myself looking for the end at times However, I love the Seanan McGuire s writing and I am still going to read anything she comes up with, even a ghost story I wish you all Happy Reading and May You Always Find what you Need in the Books you Read

  2. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    1 Sparrow Hill Road 2 The Girl in the Green Silk Gown I ve yet to meet a Seanan McGuire story that I don t like, and Sparrow Hill Road sure isn t going to be the first The recipe for this story includes a tablespoon of creep factor, a pinch of humor, a healthy dose of sadness, and a heaping cup of absolute lovability One in three hitchhikers on the North American road died long before anyone offered them a ride, and for the most part, we re pretty friendly First of all, let s tal 1 Sparrow Hill Road 2 The Girl in the Green Silk Gown I ve yet to meet a Seanan McGuire story that I don t like, and Sparrow Hill Road sure isn t going to be the first The recipe for this story includes a tablespoon of creep factor, a pinch of humor, a healthy dose of sadness, and a heaping cup of absolute lovability One in three hitchhikers on the North American road died long before anyone offered them a ride, and for the most part, we re pretty friendly First of all, let s talk about the lore behind this book it s full of all sorts of characters both living and dead, whether they re hitchers like Rose, phantom riders, homecomers, bean s dhes, routewitches, or everyday living, breathing human truck drivers As someone who grew up beyond obsessed with paranormal and cryptid folklore, I felt like every chapter brought a new facet to the story that filled me with absolute delight As always, Seanan s writing is well researched and downright clever. O Lord who art probably not in Heaven, deliver me from men who ve killed me once and would kill me again, if I gave them the chance O Lady, hallowed be thy name, get me the hell out of here There s a fantastic element of suspense layered underneath everything, too Rosie is being chased by the man who killed her once and wants to kill her again, and no matter where she is or what she s doing, there s always this underlying fear of the scent of wormwood and rot that precedes the terrifying man turned demon hunting her down And she looked at him, and she said, so sadly that it just about broke his heart, No I ve never killed anyone I just want to make sure that somebody s there to see that they make it all the way home Besides the spooky factor of the paranormal entities, and the suspense of Bobby Cross s desperate search to find Rose, there s a sadness and beauty in this book that stunned me Maybe it s just who Rose is, or maybe it s because she died at sixteen years old, trapped forever in this state of perceived immortality and determination to right wrongs and fight injustice, but she spends her death trying to save others from Bobby Cross and when he isn t a direct threat, and all she has is the scent of lilies and ashes, time and time again, she puts herself through her own version of hell just to lead new spirits to their resting place I have never wanted to punch a highway in the face as badly as I do right now On a less existentially traumatic note, a particularly fun twist comes about in the fact that the people and supernatural aren t the only characterized entities the roads and cars are, too, both dead and alive The absolute reverence and love that Rose holds for the spirits of cars, and some of the ghost roads, is fascinating and fun to read, especially as someone who is such a huge fan of traveling by roads I totally hope to be a phantom rider when I die No one works the night shift in a diner for long without learning that the world is bigger, and bleaker, than they ever dreamed You see, Sparrow Hill Road doesn t feel like just a ghost story it also feels like a love story to truck stops and diners, the quiet night life of the rural in between towns, and a life lived out on the open road It s the kind of rare story that makes you want to go get lost in the wild for a while, just to get out in the quiet and listen to what the roads have to say And maybe, just maybe, you ll find yourself at the Last Dance Diner, where I hear you can get the best malts this side of the twilight Thank you so much to DAW for providing me with this finished copy in exchange for an honest review You can find this review andon my blog, or you can follow me on twitter, bookstagram, or facebook

  3. Bradley says:

    I need to be very clear about this I read it mainly because it is written by Seanan McGuire, not because I was particularly enthralled by the subject matter I prepared myself for merely liking the book, not loving it.At first, it just appeared to be a rather good character study of an already dead girl, dead back in 53, as she jaunted from time to time because that s what the dead does getting filled in on her after death and the status of her urban legend ghosthood.And then something ha I need to be very clear about this I read it mainly because it is written by Seanan McGuire, not because I was particularly enthralled by the subject matter I prepared myself for merely liking the book, not loving it.At first, it just appeared to be a rather good character study of an already dead girl, dead back in 53, as she jaunted from time to time because that s what the dead does getting filled in on her after death and the status of her urban legend ghosthood.And then something happened Maybe it s how Seanan approached the character, as a dozen snippets and somewhat contradictory stories, but she wrote one of the most complicated and delightfully rounded characters I ve yet seen from her Our dead heroine really came alive Death, tragedy, and psychopomps It s a real roadtrip novel based in the real world and the roads of the dead, from Highway 1 to the Ocean Lady, crossroads guardians, deals with dead witches, and a ghost rider from a precursor of James Dean who eats souls to stay forever young, this entire novel rocked.There are so many sides to it, but it s always close to the chest and raw and real I m afraid I fell in love with it It ranks up higher than Seanan s Incryptid series, easy It probably outshines books 2 and 3 of Wayward children, too It s hard to compare it to the whole of the Daye novels, but it is better than some of them It s an entirely different beast from her Grant novels tho, so I won t even try to compare I honestly wantof this Please,Ghost Roads

  4. Carrie says:

    Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire is the first book of the paranormal fantasy Ghost Roads series This series was originally released back in May of 2014 but is now being re published It centers around the stories of a ghost of a sixteen year old girl who many have claimed to have contact with over the years.Rose Marshall was a typical sixteen year old back in 1952 and only wanted to head to her prom the night that she died in Buckley Township, Michigan Rose had been run off the road causing Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire is the first book of the paranormal fantasy Ghost Roads series This series was originally released back in May of 2014 but is now being re published It centers around the stories of a ghost of a sixteen year old girl who many have claimed to have contact with over the years.Rose Marshall was a typical sixteen year old back in 1952 and only wanted to head to her prom the night that she died in Buckley Township, Michigan Rose had been run off the road causing a horrible accident by a man named Bobby Cross who was using the souls of his unfortunate victims to stay young forever.For sixty years now Rose has been on the move hitchhiking around and coming in contact with many travelers most of which come to their own unfortunate ends Rose often finds herself still having to run from Bobby Cross from time to time as he still travels around staying forever young.Sparrow Hill Road was a rather creative read overall covering many different times over Rose s sixty years of being a ghosts The author has come up with a whole host of different types of ghosts and a very intricate afterlife to tell Rose s story There were times though that it could be a tad confusing jumping from one town time period and then quickly to something else only to return back again and so forth But in the end the creativity of the story won me over and I decided to give this one 3.5 stars.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreview please visit

  5. Tamora Pierce says:

    Most people grew up with stories of the girl on the side of the road, the girl who was killed on prom night, the girl in the diner, the girl who wants to get home Seanan McGuire, aka Mira Grant, who s also what s called a filksinger on the science fiction fantasy convention circuit, has strung together a number of short stories about Rose, a ghost of the road who goes where she s called to help those who need her very special set of skills.She lives in a world populated by rulers of the crossro Most people grew up with stories of the girl on the side of the road, the girl who was killed on prom night, the girl in the diner, the girl who wants to get home Seanan McGuire, aka Mira Grant, who s also what s called a filksinger on the science fiction fantasy convention circuit, has strung together a number of short stories about Rose, a ghost of the road who goes where she s called to help those who need her very special set of skills.She lives in a world populated by rulers of the crossroads, routewitches, and other supernatural creatures who have sprung up for and around the roads They all have stories and agendas, and very few can be trusted if any Rose finds her way through this world with brains, sass, and sheer courage, always returning to home, always fleeing the monster who killed her, and always missing the boy she was going to meet the night she went off the road.I put this in the same company as Neil Gaiman s AMERICAN GODS, Jane Lindskold s CHANGER and CHANGER S DAUGHTER, and Roger Zelazny work, in the way it creates a whole new mythology on a very specific part of America I read it in basically one sitting and I can t recommend it enough If you like ghost stories, if you like contemporary fantasy, if you like stories about cars and roads, if you like Seanan Mira s work, give it a try It s fun it s tense and it s beautifully sad, all at once

  6. ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness says:

    I m going to re listen the Incryptid series soonish and realized I haven t read this one yet and bought the Audio, which is pretty darn good btw This book is actually set in the Incryptid Universe, and like all things Incryptid, I ended up loving this one as well This book is just so unique and weird and awesome D This author, she writes beeeaaautifully I had one major issue with that ending though don t read this if you are maybe going to read this book xD view spoiler Gary Is A I m going to re listen the Incryptid series soonish and realized I haven t read this one yet and bought the Audio, which is pretty darn good btw This book is actually set in the Incryptid Universe, and like all things Incryptid, I ended up loving this one as well This book is just so unique and weird and awesome D This author, she writes beeeaaautifully I had one major issue with that ending though don t read this if you are maybe going to read this book xD view spoiler Gary Is A Fucking Car I m not going to let this change my rating since I like to believe he won t be a car forever XD hide spoiler

  7. Jo says:

    I m the phantom prom date, the woman at the diner, the girl in the green silk gown, and the walking girl of Route 42 But most of all, I m the ghost of Sparrow Hill Road Rosie Marshall Just onegirl who raced and lost in the hand of the forest, the shade of the hill, on the hairpin curves of that damned deadly hill.People call me a lot of things these days You can call me Rose.Now come with meRose Marshall grew up in Buckley Township, Michigan, just after the depression ScI m the phantom prom date, the woman at the diner, the girl in the green silk gown, and the walking girl of Route 42 But most of all, I m the ghost of Sparrow Hill Road Rosie Marshall Just onegirl who raced and lost in the hand of the forest, the shade of the hill, on the hairpin curves of that damned deadly hill.People call me a lot of things these days You can call me Rose.Now come with meRose Marshall grew up in Buckley Township, Michigan, just after the depression School and life was hard for Rose with her second hand and patched clothes The only good thing in her life was her boyfriend Gary Daniels And on the night of her prom, the year 1952, Rose was the target of a man named Bobby Cross who had sold his soul for immortality and Rose was his next victim, his next payment due when he ran her off the road And so, Rose Marshall died when she was just sixteen years old, and she s been running from Bobby Cross ever sinceI ve been in the dark a lot longer than I was in the light, and while I still regret the way that I died, I ve given up on trying to fight my way back All I want to do now is find a way to stop the man who condemned me to this twilight wandering the one who would have done a lot worse, if I d given him the chanceNow Rose travels all over the country, helping travelers either to their unavoidable deaths, making sure they don t end up lost and in danger once they re dead, taking them where they need to go, or helping those she can to avoid their deaths Most see her as a guardian angel and her story has been told so many times in so many different variations She s accumulated so many different names the Girl in the Diner, The Phantom Prom Date, The Girl in the Green Silk Gown But all Rose wants to do is get revenge on the monster who killed her, who still kills, and who is determined to claim Rose for always There are as many kinds of ghost as there are ways to die, but death starts the same way for everyone One moment we re alive, and the next, we re not It s that simple The blink of an eye, the final beat of a broken heart, and everything changes.Everything changes foreverI can t explain in words how hauntingly beautiful Seanan McGuire writes, and how utterly she broke my heart in this book It was devastating to read about Rose, and thewe got to see of her past before and after her death, themy heart broke for this young girl who was never allowed to grow old, and who for over sixty years has been surviving in her sixteen year old body Rose is tough and she s learned to survive as she is, to find enjoyment in the little things I loved how hard she fought for the people who were about to die and who she tried to save, and for those she couldn t save, and who she made sure didn t die aloneThe plot was so captivating and dark at times, and so interesting with the different type of ghosts, the ghostroads and how they were used to travel, how Rose could only become solid when a living person offered her their coat, and how she could only enjoy and taste food when one of them bought it for her Then there was the monster Bobby Cross, a truly evil fucker that I just wanted Rose to defeat and wipe off the earth forever HE NEEDS TO BURN IN HELL FOREVER I went and died on the boy I loved, and that can t have been good for himOf course being the romance addict that I am, all I kept wondering was what happened to Rose s boyfriend Gary, and when we finally got our answer near the end, my heart broke completely Gary the wonderful seventeen year old who didn t really realise how much he truly loved Rose until she was gone His love for her was the embodiment of true love, so complete and beautifulI cried so much while reading this book, my eyes and heart actually felt bruised Seanan McGuire always knows just how to completely wreck me with her beautiful writing, and this book was no exception Her imagination and talent is amazing and if you like horror stories with a side of heartache and a gripping storyline, then this is the book for you Keep tissues nearby, though Highly recommended

  8. Eilonwy says:

    3 1 2 stars, rounded down Rose Marshall is a hitcher a ghost who died in a car accident in 1956 and is forever tied to riding the roads of North America Legends about the phantom prom date in a green dress abound But Rose doesn t really care about that She keeps herself busy trying to save drivers destined for accidents, guiding those who can t be saved, keeping clear of the man whose deal with darkness cost Rose her life but made his everlasting, and remembering the boy she loved, the 3 1 2 stars, rounded down Rose Marshall is a hitcher a ghost who died in a car accident in 1956 and is forever tied to riding the roads of North America Legends about the phantom prom date in a green dress abound But Rose doesn t really care about that She keeps herself busy trying to save drivers destined for accidents, guiding those who can t be saved, keeping clear of the man whose deal with darkness cost Rose her life but made his everlasting, and remembering the boy she loved, the one she never got to dance with at the prom. This is a hard book to describe, because it s a series of short stories rather than a novel, although there is a plot of sorts that joins everything up That serial nature made it a bit of a slow read for me, as a lot of information in the stories is repetitive, and by the end of the book they all felt a little same y because of that, even as each story had its own distinct flavor There was just no through tension to keep me flipping the pages once I d finished a story That said, this book maintained my Seanan McGuire fandom The writing is beautiful, the mood melancholy and captivating at the same time I loved the mythology, with the various types of road oriented ghosts The Last Dance Diner was a great touch but I don t think I want to get a malted there, really Each story presents a sort of puzzle for Rose, all of which are solved cleverly and sometimes elegantly The last story is super sweet and provided a very creative, if slightly weird, resolution to the book as a whole Overall, it was very enjoyable, and the sadness that seeps through the book will haunt me in a good way One comment about the cover It s awesome But that Asian looking girl in no way represents the way Rose is described in this book I prefer the cover girl to the real one, and she will forever be my mental image Sort of read with the Buddies Books and Baubles group, although I lagged everyone else I m glad the buddy read gave me the kick to pick this up

  9. Robin (Bridge Four) says:

    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Sparrow Hill Road is a bit disjointed Now I m not sure if that is literary genius because the main character is a ghost and so her life afterlife IS a little disjointed time wise or because that is just the nature of this collection of stories.Rose is dead and she has been for about sixty years now but that doesn t stop her from hitching a ride now and again and dropping into the living world to have a little bit of a good time or help This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Sparrow Hill Road is a bit disjointed Now I m not sure if that is literary genius because the main character is a ghost and so her life afterlife IS a little disjointed time wise or because that is just the nature of this collection of stories.Rose is dead and she has been for about sixty years now but that doesn t stop her from hitching a ride now and again and dropping into the living world to have a little bit of a good time or help someone in need Sometimes she is able to save them, but other times, she is only able to help them after and make sure they don t get stuck in the in between of life and death.Some of these stories could be really sad, depending on how you view death I tried to just go with this storie s version of it it was just a doorway to a new adventure and so it was okay when one of the people Rose tried to help live ended up dead At least she was there to hold their hand and make sure they ended up where they were supposed to go Rose is the main character of a thousand different ghost stories Some of themtrue than others, in some she is the source of death and in others she is the guardian angel looking out for the living in diners, truck stops and on highways Overall Rose is really likable and she has a pretty good understanding of her death now She even has a bit of a calling and a few friends to boot Still she is always looking over her shoulder, watching out for the man that killed her on Sparrow Hill Road and trying desperately to savepeople for becoming another victim to the man in the car that made a deal with the devil.There are parts in this which made me happy and some made me almost cry I really loved getting Rose s story of her death it was beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time I have mixed feeling about Gary and his choices BUT I reserve judgement because I think later it is going to work out as a really weird type of HEA, if ghosts get those.The world building of the twilight and midnight was interesting and I liked the glimpses we got into the different kinds of ghosts that can be made and what they might be up to I also really liked the possibilities this presented for future stories and other things from death lore that popped up like Valkeries I m very interested in those creatures It seems like just about anything could happen and I like jumping into Urban Fantasy that stretches the norms of the genre and takes chances on new ideas you don t see often, especially as the main focus and a dead girl being the MC is definitely not something I ve read until now Review copy was received from NetGalley This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  10. Maria Dimitrova says:

    Sparrow Hill Road is set in the same universe as the InCryptid series And yet it s a very different book In this novel we take a look at the afterlife Or rather the afterlife of those who do not move on when they die Apparently there are a lot of different kinds of ghosts inhabiting the different levels of Earth but here we mostly meet with all the different types of road ghosts the ghosts of people who died on the road As you can guess the main character is one such road ghost More spec Sparrow Hill Road is set in the same universe as the InCryptid series And yet it s a very different book In this novel we take a look at the afterlife Or rather the afterlife of those who do not move on when they die Apparently there are a lot of different kinds of ghosts inhabiting the different levels of Earth but here we mostly meet with all the different types of road ghosts the ghosts of people who died on the road As you can guess the main character is one such road ghost More specifically a hitchhiker a peculiar type of ghost that can borrow life from a freely given jacket or whatever outerwear you can think of and get a good meal if it s offered And because the MC is a ghost there was always a sense of sadness, of hopelessness throughout the book I don t know if that was Seanan McGuire s idea but part of me always felt bad because I knew there s no happy ending for Rose Not even the possibility for one Slowly but surely this book broke my heart One story at a time And when we reached the part where view spoiler Rose is reunited with her one and only love hide spoiler I was crying But despite all this, SHR isn t a depressing book In a way it shows how resilient Rose is Her inner goodness and strength There were funny moments, some really weird moments and the typical Seanan McGuire humour and banter All in all it was a compelling book that made me appreciate life