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Saturday, October 6, 2012

138) Body & Soul by Stacey Kade

The Blurb :

The Ghost

I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily...or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being haunted...by me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying...

The Goth

I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner.

My Thoughts :

Don't judge a book by its cover. That is the phrase that really sums up this trilogy. Even this last book has the girly teenager look to it but in reality this series is so much more than that. Yes it is YA but it is far from girly. In fact a lot of the story is told from a male perspective. If you haven't already tried this series yet then I cam only highly recommend you do. You really don't know what you are missing.

There were a lot of ways this trilogy could have ended but I didn't expect it to go the way it did. It was interesting to follow Ally's new struggles and also to see how Will dealt with it. To see them get mixed up with 'Misty's Problem' was interesting and the author, once again, came up with a great storyline and plot.

So much grown up that I expected, this series has turned out to be a super read. The only problem I have with the Ghost and the Goth is that is that it is over. Sure the ending was good and was fitting but to be honest there seemed like there is more out there. Will Ally and Will share more stories with us at some point? I hope so!

A hidden delight and a very special read. Deep and intense but also funny and intelligent. I am so happy I got to read this trilogy and hope that at least one person picks up these books after reading my review. I really can't do it justice. Just try this one and be prepared to be amazed.


The Ghost and The Goth Trilogy

#1 - The Ghost & The Goth
#2 - Queen of the Dead
#3 - Body & Soul

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