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Monday, August 19, 2013

114) Dead Girl Dancing by Linda Joy Singleton

The Blurb :

I could not believe I was in the wrong body-again! Apparently, this freaky phenomenon of stepping into someone else's life-and their body!-has a name: Temp Lifer. And when my dead grandmother heaped on the praise for a job well done last time, I sort of let it happen again. (Grrr, thanks Grammy.)

So now I'm hungover and gazing in the mirror at . . . my boyfriend's sister. Sharayah's long legs: plus. College-age: plus. The thought of kissing my boyfriend while occupying his sister's body: BIG minus. But the worst part is Sharayah's messy life, which includes an obvious drinking problem and a psycho stalker. Grammy, help!

My Thoughts :

After reading the first book in the Dead Girl Series I quickly put the next two books in the trilogy on my wishlist.  Luckily for me I got both books for my Birthday and I couldn't wait to read this second installment about Amber, a girl who has ended up in the wrong body. Again. 

I loved the Seer Series by the same author and was very sure I was going to like this one.  The Young adult elements are not too young and naive while the paranormal aspect just makes you think.  It is all quite interesting and could really happen and that is what makes Linda Joy Singelton's books even more fun to read.

A bit behind on my reading I wanted something nice and quick to read and this one certainly fit the bill.  Easy to follow and an interesting story, this book was read within a couple of hours.  The idea of being stuck in someone elses body isn't a new concept but the author has taken the idea and made it her own.  Yet again I found the whole idea very intriguing and wondered how I would cope in the same situation.  After all the Dead Girl is called Amber...

A nice twist in this story was the fact that Amber was whose body she was inside.  It led to a few strange but somehow funny instances.  Amber did a great job in this book and comes across older than she really is.  Something I like about Young Adult stories.  I really don't like the teenage silliness ruining stories and it is nice to have a mature girl taking the reins.  Especially in the situations she is put in.

There was a very nice cliffhanger at the end of this one.  I have to admit that I wasn't planning on reading the third and final part in the trilogy straight away but I think it is going to be hard to resist after that ending. If you aren't a big Young Adult reader then maybe there is one in your life that you can borrow/gift this one to.  The paranormal elements and the questions it offers up is worth the read.  How the author answers them just proves how good of a writer she is.

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1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! Now you've got me wanting to pick up the series.