October 28, 2012

The Reading Files - Oh my ghost!

Now that Halloween is drawing near I figured I could do with some hauntingly good reads. Actually that's not the whole truth. For one I cannot thrive on books for review alone, and then I also realized I better get a move on with my YA books so I can fill that box for the next Old Books in Need of a New Home giveaway.

Shade (Jeri Smith-Ready)

Thoughts. Imagine you could see ghosts of those who haven't moved on. Imagine your big love dies and lingers too. Imagine that there is more to the whole ghost-seeing thing than meets the eye (haha). Great premise, well written, and oh so sad!

Last words spoken. Wow.

Verdict. Paranormal novel that'll trigger more than just one tear!

Hereafter (Tara Hudson)

Thoughts. The Afterlife isn't what you'd think it'd be, especially when you're stuck in nightmares re-living your own death again and again. Then, ghost girl saves drowning boy and what do you know? He can see her, touch her, love her. Amazing read!

First line. It was the same as always, but different from the first time.

Verdict. A tender love story of the haunting kind!

Everlost (Neal Shusterman)

Thoughts. So unique! I mean, I seriously love the plot and how the story's been woven together. If only the narrative had worked for me *very big sigh*. Seriously, the author's voice, I just couldn't get into it and that's not saying it was in any way bad, it just wasn't for me, apparently.

Random quote. Mary smiled. "We all must do something with our afterlife," she said. "I write." (p. 88)

Verdict. Intriguing tale of children stuck in a place between life and death!

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