Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review: The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1)
Title: The Ghost and the Goth

Series: The Ghost and the Goth #1

Author: Stacey Kade

Publication date: June 2010

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: Borrowed from library

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Synopsis:

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?

My rating: ★★★★★

This book was soo good that I finished it in 2 days! What was I supposed to do after that?! Oh thats right: wait for book two! :D too bad its going to take forever, because I really, really liked this book!

I really enjoyed this book, it was completely different from any other book I have read about ghosts. Having that it is also in the point of view of the ghost. Knowing what its like for a ghost being...well, a ghost, was very unique.

So, we have Alona Dare, who had it all: She was gorgeous, was a cheerleading squad co-captain, and the Homecoming Queen for 3 years in a row. And then she was run over by a school bus...and killed. Now as a ghost, she is trying to figure out what she is supposed to do next, but she has no idea what that is! Thats when she realizes that she needs help. But what she didnt expect was that the outcast/freak/goth was the only one who could help her...Will.

Will Killian is the outcast...the freak. What people dont know is that he can see, hear, and touch the dead (ghosts, to be exact). However, he isnt particularly fond of his gift, so he tries to ignore the ghosts as much as possible. That is until Alona died.

Now they have to work together (something neither of them ever imagined in a million years. A cheerleader and an outcast working together? Weird, right?) in order for Alona to "cross over," as well as to get this other ghost from trying to kill Will.

This book has mysterious aspects to it as well as humor and, believe it or not, romance ;) Loved it!!


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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