Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Ghost and the Goth

Title: The Ghost and the Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Series: The Ghost and the Goth, Book 1
Number of Pages: 281
Date Read: September 1, 2011
Genre: Ghost, Paranormal, Fantasy
Rating: A+

Synopsis (Found on

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 Review:

I love this book. I don't know why. Its nothing really special but for some reason it hooked me in. I really like the character of Alona who is the Queen bee at her high school until she dies and comes back as a ghost and finds out that almost everyone hated her. It was funny to see her transition from nasty to caring about others. I loved how her rude her comments were and that when she began to disappear because of them, she had to say something nice. It was like it physically hurt her to say nice things about people. I also liked how you see her and Will, who hated each other while Alona was alive, start to care and fall in love once she was a ghost- which is what I call Ironic. 

Which brings me to Will. I really liked his character and how he's the one who could seem to get Alona to act like a human. I like how in the beginning he was horrified to have her around him. But I liked how, even though he didn't like her, he tried to help her. His ghost talking abilities were cool to read about but lets just say I'm glad I don't have his life. lol 

The ending to the book was great too.. a perfect segue into the next book.

No comments:

Post a Comment