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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Released: June 29, 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Rated: YA
Series: The Ghost and the Goth, Book 1
Buy: Amazon
After a close encounter with a bus, Alona Dare goes from homecoming queen to Queen of the Dead. She’s stuck as a ghost in the land of the living with no sign of the big, bright light to take her to a better place. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser outcast.

More than anything, Will wishes he didn’t have the rare ability to communicate with the dead, especially the former mean girl of Groundsboro High. He’s not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross to the other side, though it would bring him some welcome peace and quiet.
Can they get over their mutual distrust -- and quasi-attraction -- to work together? Readers of this spirited paranormal comedy won't want this odd couple to ever part.

What I thought

This sat on my shelf for a while. I was on the fence about whether I would really enjoy it or not. But I'm glad I finally picked it up. I really liked Will. I even liked Alona, if you can believe it.

I really liked the mystery aspect of this. I really did not see that ending coming! But it was really good. Will struggles with trying to do everything well enough to graduate and to avoid being locked in a padded cell with the key thrown away. I'm not going to lie, I had a love/hate relationship with that aspect of the book. It was a really great conflict for Will that left me rooting for him all the way.

Alona really pulled through in this. I wasn't sure she would. But I did like her role. I even felt sorry for her after everything that she reveals to Will about her past life. I'm pretty excited to pick up the next book and see where the story goes from there.

My Rating

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Gina said...

I loved this book. It was so cute. I really need to find the time to read the next one. Thanks for sharing. Great review!

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Danmark said...

I enjoyed the first book in the series (The Ghost and the Goth), so I was super excited when I found out there was going to be a sequel. The first book ends well as a standalone, but this second book relies enough on the events of the first that you shouldn't read the sequel until after you've read the first book.

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