The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade

7008041Book Synopsis:
Published June 29th 2010 by Hyperion Book CH
281 pages | goodreads-badge-add-black-38px

Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot body, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?

Book Review : 4 stars black

I have been on such a romance kick lately….which isn’t really that unusual since I tend to only ever read a book unless it has somewhat of a romantic plot line. I wonder what that says about me? Probably just projects a slight amount of desperation, but lets get real here. Just for a second. Bare with.

This one was simple, romantic, and just what I needed.

It was logical, creative, and did I mention just what I needed?

Romance can be a tricky thing in novels. Firstly you not online have to be in the mood for it (which I am almost always in) but it also has to be a good romance. None of that insta-love, ‘oh my all I can focus on is your physical characteristics! Screw personality, you’re hot so who cares! la di da crapola’. You need a romance that develops naturally, where the main characters support each other and you’re left knowing that they are meant to be together all happy in their fictional world.

This is one of those books.

And yes it revolves around a dead cheerleader and a goth (but not really a goth…just read it you’ll understand), cue the mid-day movie plot line please. But i’d watch it. This book was funny and sweet, and the characters really stood out from the page. The plot was interesting and all of the supernatural elements made sense. And rather simple sense, like ‘why haven’t I read anything like this to do with ghosts before sense?’ Especially in relation to why the ghosts can touch the medium.

I loved the points of view on death, both from someone who is dead and the other who is able to communicate with them. It delves a little bit into the reality of someones life, and projecting what you want others to see in order to create a particular persona.

I can’t wait to see where this one goes.

So ignore the rather wanky cover (purchase a kindle copy if you are that concerned) and read this one!

meg3

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