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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Title: The Ghost and the Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Series: Ghost and Goth #1
Pages: 281 (Hardcover)

Publication Date: June 2010
Published by: Hyperion Books CH


Cheerleader meets goth! But the thing is: Will Killian isn't really a goth. The deal is: Will has sixth sense; he can see and hear ghosts. But what makes his situation worse is that the school is infested with ghosts who seek the help of someone who sees them. The only thing that keeps Will distracted from these ghosts is Marcie, his ipod. But, all hell break loose when the principal took Marcie leaving Will vulnerable in the hands of persistent (read: annoying) ghosts.

Alona Dare was the school's queen bee until she got hit by a school bus. (I know! *snickers*). She then finds herself not quite in heaven but not quite in hell as well. She spends her days as a ghost observing students from her school. Among them are her best friend and boyfriend who immediately hooked up a couple of days after she died. After finding out that Will can see and hear her, she becomes his 'spirit guide.' And then... well, the story pretty much started to become mooorre interesting from here.

The Ghost and the Goth is light, funny and fast-paced. I so loved the characters! While Will is not what you'd call funny or humorous, the funny things seem to follow him around which makes him a very amusing character. Alona, the opposite of Will, is the typical bitchy, snobby cheerleader. She was at the top of the social ladder while Will was barely at the first rung. I like how this book follows the 'unlikely couple' trope, because I'm a total sucker for those kinds of love story. I also like how the story seemed cliched, but not really. I'm grateful that it didn't follow the cliche path when you really think it would. I can totally see this book as Disney movie, but in a totally uberly good way. I'll even watch it if it were!

The Ghost and the Goth is not the type of supernatural YA which even when unrealistic seems realistic. Stacey has some takes on ghosts that are out of this world-out of this world (if you know what I mean). In books, I'm not too fond of unexplainable events. I always tend to seek the reasons why this particular event is happening. This book lacked that. But for the first time, I didn't care! The book was a really fun-read and I could read over and over again!

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About the Author:

As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and three retired racing greyhounds, Joezooka (Joe), Tall Walker (Walker) and SheWearsThePants (Pansy). When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television with her Roswell DVDs, staring rapturously at Jason Behr.

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brandileigh2003 said...

I also enjoyed Will's character! I liked that this book made me laugh- thanks for the review.

Pisinat said...

It sounds really fun ! I'd like to read more ghost related stories, so this one would be good :)

Vivien said...

This sounds like a cute read!

Badass Bookie said...

haha sounds fantastic! I have been meaning to read this book for agess but when your broke you relly cant buy books!!! Great review I think I might have to push it up on my TBR pile!

Unknown said...

This sounds great!
Great review

Ashley @ Bookaholics Anonymous said...

This is on my TBR list. Def wanna read it.

Megan said...

Great Review! I have wanted to read this for months!! :)

Reading Away The Days said...

Thanks for the review. The books sounds amazing just the sort of book I would read. This is def on my to read list

Teddyree said...

This book sounds like an absolute hoot, thanks for great review!

Celine said...

Great review! Can't wait to read this book (:

Andria said...

Ok, I had no interest in reading this book before your review, but now I totally want to. Great review!!!

LoonyMoonyy said...

This looks like a fun read :)

Mia said...

This book is on my wishlist. I think the plot is very interesting ;) Fantastic review!

Kai Agito said...

I haven't even read this, but I really want to, especially now that I've read your review! Wow... hope to grab a copy soon!

Natasha Areena said...

The reviews on this are wonderful ! Definitely interesred in this book.

Khyla said...

I love the review. I so want to be able to read this book :)

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