Saturday, October 20, 2012

Body & Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3) by Stacey Kade

Book Summery (Via Goodreads): Alona Dare has been living as Lily “Ally” Turner for over a month...and it's not been easy. Besides being trapped in a body so not as good as her original one, she's failing miserably at playing the sister and daughter of people she barely knows. Plus, she can't help but think that Will Killian - the boy she hates to care about - somehow wishes the real Lily were back.

She and Will have been trying to find a solution, looking for a two-for-one miracle that would free Alona and keep Lily alive. Visits to local psychics have proven useless, but then they stumble across Malachi the Magnificent, who seems to be different. His office is full of ghosts, for one thing. But Malachi doesn’t seem to hear or see them, which is odd. Plus, he bolts the moment he sees Will. To make things even weirder, Misty Evans, Alona's former best friend, is waiting in Malachi's lobby and claiming that she's being haunted. By Alona.

Will's convinced that Malachi has answers, while Alona is all kinds of pissed that someone's impersonating her. But their efforts to uncover the truth will bring them much unwanted attention and put them directly in the path of a ghost who will stop at nothing for another stab at life. Even if it means destroying Alona.

Book Review:
I've really enjoyed this series. Alona's character has come full circle. I'm glad to have seen the changes in her personality. Also, I've really enjoyed Will's growth as well. Though they've both been through a lot of emotional turmoil, I'm really happy with where they have ended up. The Edmond and Erin subplot definitely makes the story a little richer. I would love to see another book or two added to this series. It's whimsical and engaging without being over the top.

Favorite Quote:
“'My shirt is gray',” I pointed out. 'You’ve expanded my fashion horizons dramatically. I wear three colors now'.” 

Cover Art Commentary:
Honestly, I wasn't a fan of these covers when I picked up the first book, but they've since grown on me. :)