Published by Hyperion Book CH on June 29th 2010
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, High School, Horror & Ghost Stories, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
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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?
The Ghost and Goth by Stacey Kade is the second ghost type of book I’ve read this month. Like the other, this one had an interesting synopsis.
The main character, Alona Dare, is a popular cheerleader who passes away and becomes a ghost. Alona is portrayed as shallow, self-centered and kind of reminded me of Quinn Fabray or the lead girl from the movie Mean Girls. After she becomes a ghost, she realizes someone can see her. And that someone happens to be social outcast and goth looking Will Killian, who is blessed like his father to see dead people.
I found the interaction between Will and Alona humorous and fun at times.View Spoiler »For example, when Alona starts disappearing, Will reminds her that she has to say nice things when she says mean things so she stops disappearing. Just the whole developing an attraction for one another through their sort of love hate relationship though one is human and another a ghost. I really like that element to the book. What I also liked about the story was the mystery behind the dark cloud that attacks Will or how Alona starts helping the other ghosts needing Will’s help to move on. « Hide Spoiler
Overall, it was a fun and quick read that I enjoyed. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.