Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review: Body & Soul by Stacey Kade

Body & Soul (The Ghost and the Goth, #3)Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3)
Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: May 1, 2012

The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!
The GhostI’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 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 GothI’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...

Prior to Reading: I was expecting another fun ride like the others in the series.

Review: Alona, one of the two narrators in this book, has come a long way from the first book, and yet she hasn't. She has definitely grown and has learned to think of others more, yet is still just as arrogant and self-centered. She can be annoying at times, but I still have grown to like her over these books. I just find her really funny. 

And Will. I just love Will. That much has not changed over the series. He's just a really sweet and loyal guy. A little dense at times but, hey, what can I say?

This book was definitely a fun ride. This isn't the type of book that you expect some great epic plot or exceptional prose. It was definitely predictable. But if you forget all of that and just take this book at face value, then it's just a fun read and you will enjoy it. That's not to say that there aren't more serious moments in this book as well; it's just not an emotional read.

Overall: A great end to the series. I will miss these characters. They are definitely what makes this series. 

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