Goodreads : Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.
I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?
Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.
I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?
My thoughts : First I'd like to thank the wonderful Katie @JustCallMeBookworm for sending this book to me as a R.A.K. I'm so grateful Katie and I appreciate it all the more as it comes from you because I consider you to be a great blogger and a friend.
I have to admit that I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book that much : it was a light fun read and it had been a long time I had read such a story. It's a really short book and I'd have finished it earlier if I wasn't studying for my upcoming exams. I very much appreciated the double point of view : we have the pov of Alona, a recently dead cheerleader who seemed to lead the perfect life and Will the "freak" who can see dead people. I really enjoyed Alona's character even if she was kind of a bitch at first, I found her witty and she had me laughing several times. Will was a great character as well and for some reason I was picturing him as Jeremy from The Vampire Diaries TV-show though he isn't described like that at all (he has blue eyes for starters .. lol). I haven't read many books with a double POV and I've noticed that that's something I usually enjoy a lot ..
It wasn't one of those books that you have trouble to put down and you're dying to know what happens next : the plot was simple and common but it didn't prevent me from turning the pages and wanting to keep reading.
I have to admit that I'm usually not a fan of ghost books but they are tackled in such a particular way (they aren't these creepy things that you can usually find in paranormal books) in this book that it didn't bother me at all ... I actually had very much the impression of reading a contemporary novel.
Overall, The Ghost and the Goth was a nice and quick read and I look forward to read the next 2 books in the series which I'll hopefully order next month.
Could you tell me what you thought of Queen of the Dead if you've read it please .. :)
3.5 Stars : I liked it