Monday, March 12, 2012

The Ghost And The Goth - Review

It's not my fault that I was born with it all- good looks, silky blonde hair, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing. My life (ahem, death) isn't perfect, though. Run over by a bus of band geeks- could there be anything worse? Actually, yes. I'm quickly losing control of my afterlife, and the only person who can see or hear me is Will Killian, TOTAL loser boy. If I can get Will to talk to me, I might have a chance. But that means trusting him with my secrets…and I don't trust anyone living or dead.

The Goth 

My mom thinks I'm crazy. My shrink wants to lock me up. Basically, my life sucks. And that was before the homecoming queen started haunting me. Alona Dare was a pain when she was alive; dead, she's even worse. Yeah, I can see, hear and touch ghosts. And not I've got a dead cheerleader who won't leave me alone, and a violent ghost who wants me dead. Alona and I might be able to help each other if we can stop hating each other long enough to try. Yeah…I'm screwed.

Alright what can I say about The Ghost and The Goth… Well four words come to mind; I. Totally. Loved. It. Yeah I know can I be any more of a dork for saying it like that- wait don't answer that. I really don't want to know if that makes me a dork, or not ha ha! Any hoo on to the review!

Plot - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Alona Dare is the girl that every guy wants to date (some girls to) and every girl wants to be (not all girls wish to be her). On a cool early morning Alona Dare is on her way out, having snuck of school, to do some hush, hush things when… she got hit by a bus full of band geeks! Now she's one of the ghouly ghostly kind and she's totally not loving it one bit. She wants to know why the holy bright light hasn't come and claimed her and taken her to paradise. And with Will Killian help, if he likes it or not, she'll soon be taken up to heaven, or where ever she is meant to go. Will Killian has always been able to see, hear, talk, even touch ghosts. And he's gone as far as told his Mother this and now his shrink wants to lock him up and throw away the key. Will tries his best to ignored the spirits and ghost that haunt him, but its really hard- okay, okay its impossible to ignore Alona Dare. He promises to help her, if she promises to help him with his ghost groupies that are starting to show up after news gets out that he can hear ghosts. I really enjoyed The Ghost And The Goth and I can't wait to read the next in this trilogy; Queen Of The Dead.

Writing - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The writing was done very well and I really loved how the words flowed together, they fit well together. It wasn't any broken words, or sentences that didn't make sense, I really loved and enjoyed that. If I can't concentrate on the words I know that I will never finish a book.

Characters - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I can't tell you how much I loved the characters in this book! Now that doesn't mean I won't try…

Alona Dare - Alona is your average popular girl. Cheerleader, fashion expert, determined, and down right snobby nose bitch- sorry had to be said. I really loved her determined attitude towards everything, always putting her best foot forward and knowing that she will always get what she wants, only if she hadn't gone off and died…

Will Killian - Will is your everyday average guy, that likes dark clothes- oh and he can see, hear and touch ghosts. He tells Alona time and time again that he isn't Goth, but with his dark hair, pale skin, and his dark clothes it really does help him fight against her ruling of him being Goth. I really liked him. I thought he was a really cool character and I can't wait to read more into his character in the next book!

Joonie - Okay I really didn't like her that much. She was a little…weird- okay creepy, to me at least! I'm not saying that no one else will like her, but…you'll see what I mean when you read the book. I don't want to spoil anything for any of you guys.

Julia Killian - Mother of Will Killian, whose husband committed suicide three years before, a emotional drained woman because of this. She is debating putting Will in the nut house after all his talk of ghosts and being able to hear and see them.

Overall I give this book ☆ no more and no less!