Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade

Publication Date: July 6, 2010
ARC Source: Around the World Tours


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? 

My Two Cents: 

Well I love the cover for one. I really can't say I liked main character Alona, in fact she irritated me. She was so selfish. At times I felt sorry for her. Yes, she did things for good sometimes but ultimately they were for her own convenience.  Even though I didn't like Alona, I did like Will. I didn't find him to be goth at all. Just because someone dresses in dark colors and hoodies all the time doesn't mean they're goth. Maybe I see it differently because I live in NY? Perhaps. I saw him as just misunderstood, trying to pretend he didn't have this "gift". He reacts the same way anyone would if they could see and hear ghosts to avoid being put in the looney bin.

The whole mystery behind Will's emo friend was just...weird and probably should've been left out of the book completely. Me and this book had such a love hate relationship. Sometimes I liked it, and sometimes I wanted to slam it down. Will's mom was completely clueless until practically the end of the book when the truth was staring her right in the face. I must say that naive characters really grind my gears. The times I liked it were when Will interacted with the other ghosts he could see. Those were the funniest moments.In this book we get a little mystery, and a touch of romance that didn't really get all the way hot. Did I think this one was sexy? No. But is it worth reading? Yes.



  1. LOL at the love hate relationship with this one! I still might give it a try :)

  2. Thanks for posting this! Yes. The cover is just so beautiful. Alona sounds like a character that wouldn't please me. But you've got my attention pinned on Will now. He sounds great. I agree that not everyone who wears dark colors are goth. Some people wear black because it's just what they like to wear.


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