One Ghost Per Serving by Nina Post
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So it took me quite a while to start this one. I remember getting an email asking me to kindly do a review for this novel and I said I would do it in a week… Yep. Miserably failed. But, once I broke the spine and began my reading adventure, I enjoyed every second of it.
I discovered Nina Post’s work with The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse. Her humor and her prose made all the difference. What you read is fresh, young, full of play on words and cultural references. I must say this story made me smile with every page I turned.
A quick summary of the story:
Eric Snackerge has had a rough time lately. After being possessed by a mischievous spirit, he lost his scholarship and got blamed for a scandal that left him blacklisted from the legal profession. Now he’s working two minimum wage jobs and is desperate to show his wife and daughter that he can put his life back together — before his best-friend-turned-enemy swoops in and steals his family away.
When Eric learns about an unusual contest, he realizes that winning the grand prize will help him make his daughter’s dreams come true. But he’ll have to overcome his own self-doubt — not to mention the seemingly impossible odds — in order to achieve that goal.
However, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill sweepstakes. Everyone who eats the product develops an insatiable craving for more. Plus, the people behind the contest are dispatching everything from spy cameras to attack helicopters to make sure that Eric doesn’t get any further.
As Eric soon learns, the contest was only the first phase of a much larger plan. If the villains are successful, they will spread a dangerous supernatural pathogen throughout the food supply. But with distribution of the tainted products already underway, does Eric have what it takes to stop their plan and protect his family from being the next victims?
If you know anyone who’s feeling blue lately, hand them this book. It is guaranteed to brighten their day.