Author: Stacey Kade
Title: The Ghost and the Goth
Series: The Ghost and the Goth (#1)
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (June 29th 2010)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“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?“ GoodReads’ blurb
Why did I take this long to get into this series?! I knew it’d be good, I’d been wanting to get into it for a while, but it kept being pushed back... Well, good thing I finally read it, because I loved it!
Alona and Will have to be one of the cutest, most funny couples ever. I liked their interactions so much! I also liked each one of them, separately: Will’s attitude, the way he’s learned to cope with the dark, dark world he lives on.
And Alona and the fact that she’s made being popular a career choice? Too cool.
This story was light-hearted, sweet, and funny. While there was a surprise at the end – I didn’t see the Bad Boy coming, and I’d really like to comment on who’s who and whatnot, but... you guessed it. Spoiling. Let’s just say that I loved the way it all sorted out in the end.
That’s perhaps what I liked most about The Ghost and the Goth. The story wasn’t plain, but it was uncomplicated. It had that lack of world drama that so many other YA paranormals have going for them. It was refreshing, and that, couple with witty dialogue and a comfortable back-and-forth in points of view, made the book a delight to read.
So, should you check this one out? Definitely! No matter what you’re looking for, exactly, it’ll surely be here – the romance, the danger, the humor, the mystery.
I’ll be reading book 2 as soon as I can make room in my TBR for it (definitely before book 3 comes out) and then I’ll join the waiting like for the final instalment.