Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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

After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.

Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?

What a cute book!  I loved the idea from the second I read the back cover description and can say that the fun I anticipated from this book did not disappoint.  Alona was the queen bee of her high school and may have been Miss Popularity, but mainly because of the fear she invoked in her fellow students.  Fear that one wrong look given by Alona, or false rumor spread by Alona within her inner circle and you were toast.  Kiss your seat on the homecoming court goodbye and any chance at being one of the popular kids.  She unexpectedly dies and soon learns that her classmates don't miss her all, big shocked there right?  She finds that much of her friends and most specifically her so-called best friend and boyfriend have wasted no time at all moving each other.  So what's a girl to do when she's dead and can't move on to the afterlife?

Alona is resourceful and quickly discovers there is someone who can see her....he just isn't a part of the "in-crowd" that she's used to dealing with.  Will is a bit of a loner and who can blame the guy when you see dead people all around you, all the time?  I'd keep to myself too.  This unlikely pair team up to help each other out and fun is had the whole way through.  It was entertaining and funny from start to finish and any reader looking for a light, don't take me too seriously book, doesn't need to look any further.

While trying to get the ice queen to be "nice" not to mention coaxing to get the loner to help some of the deceased complete their unfinished business is sure to keep you entertained until the very end.  Although this books seems to be a stand alone, I wouldn't mind reading another like it.  I'm looking forward to what Stacey Kade comes up with next.

I gave The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) 3 shamrocks!!!

1 comment:

  1. I just posted my reivew for this today too! I loved it and I just read on Stacey kade's website that there are two more books planned for this series.



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