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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Title: The Ghost and the Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Published: June 2010
Source: Trade
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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?

If I had to describe this in one word, it would have to be cute. You might think that it would be hard to make a story that begins with someone dying cute, but Kade manages! I really liked it as a quick summer read.

I loved that it was told from the POV of both Alona and Will. Both of them are so different, so it was fun to switch from person to person. Alona was snarky and no nonsense, Will was more cynical. I loved how their perceptions of each other and their relationship evolved throughout the book. 

The majority of this book is lighthearted fun, but there are a few more serious things mixed it, which gave it a little bit of depth. But only a little. The one thing that I didn't like about this book was the lack of depth. 

Basically it's a very fun, cute read that I would recommend if you're looking for something...well, fun and cute! I really liked it.

Characters: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Writing: 8/10
Ending: 10/10
Overall: 43/50 B
Cover Comments: The cover is super cute! They got the character right, though I think that Will looks a bit too...pointy? I don't know, he just doesn't appeal to me. I love the title font! And the title is cute!


  1. I've always wondered how good this book is. Thanks for the review!

  2. Oh, I've wanted to read this for a while! It does sound like a cute&fun read. Great review!

  3. Everyone who reads this book seems to love it! I agree with you - it does look really cute. I'm glad to hear that there's a bit of depth, but I'm sure it could use a bit more. Anyways, great review!

  4. Thanks for the review. It looks like a cute read.

  5. This one is totally cute! I'm glad you liked it :D

    Great review!

  6. Great review, this does look like a cute book :)

  7. love the cover of this one. it kind of reminds me of Generation Dead. Glad u enjoyed it!

  8. This book was such a surprise to me. I really liked it a lot - I thought it would just be a shallow cheerleader story but it was much more.


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