Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Ghost and The Goth - Stacey Kade

"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



NO WAY?!?!




All of these things were going through my head while I read this book!

The Ghost and The Goth has one of them covers that makes me think that I'm going to extremely dislike this book. Surprisingly, This book was amazing!! It took don't judge a book by it's cover to another level.  The cover reminds me a whole lot like Generation Dead, while I did not like at all.  The emotions I felt for the characters were overwhelming and I just loved everything about this book.

The Ghost:  Alona Dare is the most popular girl at school, until she unexpectedly dies (she got ran over by a school bus full of band geeks).   She is trying to find out how to cross over/find the light.  Then she discovers that The Goth can see her. Can he help her?

The Goth:  Will Killian is diagnosed as a schizophrenic, when in reality he can really see and hear dead people.  When he was in really big trouble, Alona steps up and claims him to help her first, which ends up making her his spirit-guide. 

 This book was not at all what I was expecting.  It was funny, emotional, and even a tiny bit scarey.  I have no negative comments.  I enjoyed it and want to get my hands on the second instalment.  I give it five out of five hearts!

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