Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review; The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Description; After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.

Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?

The Ghost and the Goth was an enrapturing, exciting novel that left me totally breathless. I would honestly say it is the cutest read ever! It was fantastically written with great, relatable characters and an interesting plot.

Will was gorgeous. Even besides the fact his name is Will (which is possibly my biggest weakness EVER!). He was tortured and witty and sweet…which rolled into one big ball of hotness!

Alona, while “popular” was still entertaining and imperfect. There was more to her than her exterior and her character has begun to unfold as complex and real. Also, the amusing banter between Will and Alona gave the novel life and an infectious charm.

The cover is gorgeous, exactly how I imagined the characters. I’d finish a chapter and just pause to reflect on it again.

The non-romantic plot progressed a little slowly, yet still steadily. It lead into a great climax that unraveled while still leaving a few strings loose to pick up the next novel on. I loved that Stacey Kade sprinkled clues as to the angry spirit’s identity right through the novel, and was super-pleased when I guessed correctly…because a few times I wasn’t sure!

The ending was perfect and I can’t emphasise how thoroughly I am anticipating the next installment in Alona and Will’s journey! Fabulous book and highly recommended.

Oh, and I love Will. Did I already mention that?

Rating; 5 horses

Read this if you liked; (At this stage I haven't quite read anything like this I'll update this part when I think of a good one!)

Get a bargain on this book at; The Book Depository (Not yet available in Australia, to my knowledge)

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