Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Title: The Ghost and the Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication: June 29, 2010
Source: Bought

Summary: 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 bod, 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?

Review: If you are looking for an amazing, funny story with the added bonus of a ghost, then this is the book for you.

I read this in a day, it was so good! Ghosts have always, always been a favorite of mine. And this book was no exception. Relationships between the living and the dead are always my favorite. They are a tangled up, and do not always work out, but they are just so awesome!

Some people might not like Alona Dare, but she is one of the reasons I like this book so much. Sure she was really mean sometimes, but that was what made her so endearing. Yeah, she learned that maybe she shouldn't be too mean. But she just didn't change her personality. She still is who she is. And I still like her, plus she's the ghost!!

Will, was good. I guess I could even say great. The only complaint I have about him is his ear piercings, I realize how lame that is, don't worry. I'm just not a fan of guys with piercings. Anyway, he sounded like such a good guy though that just had a couple of problems, like seeing ghosts. Like good old Alona Dare...!

I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel. I'm sure it will be even better than the first!



Elodie said...

WOW !! That really sounds awesome !! I hope you'll like the second book as much ;)
Thanks for the review !!

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