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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: My Lunatic Life by Sharon Sala

Released: August 27, 2011
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Rated: YA
Series: Lunatic Life, Book 1
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*Book was provided by publisher for honest review*
She plays for Team Spirit. High school senior Tara Luna's got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider-PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts AND an angry, threatening teen girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder-or else.Now you know why she calls this "my lunatic life."

What I thought

This was a book I was actually excited for once I read the blurb and saw the cover. I was expecting a snarky character who was trying to stay under the radar. But it didn't quite work out the way I thought it would. I wasn't able to connect with Tara throughout the book. I wanted to but then Tara would do or say something that would make me cringe.

Tara Luna is a psychic who can see ghosts and doesn't want anyone to know about her "special gifts." But, throughout the book, she kept using her gift to put people in their places and was later upset that they were calling her names. It was hard for me, because she wasn't trying to fly under the radar at all. Instead, she hurled tidbits of people's lives in their face to either help them or to insult them.

The ending left me with a bad taste in my mouth. It resembled a 50's sitcom. Everyone makes up in the end and become fast friends. It didn't really work for me. I wasn't satisfied in the least with the ending.

I really wanted to like this one, but in the end, I spend more time cringing and putting the book down for something else than really caring about the story. It had a lot of potential but for me, it just didn't work out at all. I was wanting something a little on the lighter side, good for a few laughs, but I didn't find that here.

My Rating

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fredamans said...

Too bad about this book, I had hoped you were gonna give it a rave review. Sorry it fell flat for you. Thanks for the honesty.

Aimee said...

It's rare for me to at least not like a book. I know others have enjoyed it (plenty of good reviews on goodreads), just not so for me. Oh well. Can't win them all!

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