Monday, March 19, 2012

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

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?

I have been wanting to read The Ghost and the Goth for FOREVER! I loved the concept and the cover so one day I just bit the bullet and bought it! I thought it was so cute and a wonderful start to what I think will be a great series. I will admit that at the beginning I really didn't like Alona, but I think I wasn't supposed to like her so that I could see her growth throughout the book. She was so sarcastic about her death and sarcastic and prissy, period. It made for a great unique personality as the story went on. Will was so fun. I felt so sorry for him, hearing all the ghosts and being trapped because people thought he was crazy. He was a sweet person and a great match for Alona. He was serene and kinda quiet even with his thoughts, which contrasted awesomely with Alona. She had a lot to say. Their relationship grew at a perfect pace and it was so cute reading each of them battle with their feelings. The romance and plot of the book are equal and don't crowd each other out making for a dynamic read.

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