Monday, May 31, 2010

Book Review: The Ghost & The Goth by Stacey Kade

Title: The Ghost and The Goth
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult/ Paranormal
ARC 281 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4231-2197-8
Summary: After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.

Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?

Overall Rating:
What I Thought
Alona Dare is the girl everyone loves, loves to hate that is. Beautiful, popular, co-captain of the cheer leading squad, and a gorgeous boyfriend any girl would love to have. Will Killian on the other hand is known as "freak". Will always wears headphones, a hood, and black. He rarely talks to anyone, anyone alive that is. When Alona meets her unfortunate demise she quickly learns that Will can see and hear her, now she is determined to get him to help her find her bright white light. I couldn't stand Alona at first and was really skeptical about this book until author Stacey Kade did a brilliant thing and introduced me to Will. As much as I hated Alona I loved Will. Will is everything a girl could want in a guy, well if you didn't mind sharing him with every "spirit" around. By the end of the book I was even rooting for Alona to get what she wanted, again. This was a great book that caught me from the beginning and kept me wanting to read it long into the night. A great debut from author Stacey Kade, I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.
Thanks to Jessica at Shut Up! I'm Reading for loaning me this great book!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Meeting Bryan Davis

Yesterday my lovely children and I woke up much earlier than usual(ugh! we are not morning people!) and went off to meet Bryan Davis author of Starlighter. Bryan gave our homeschooling group our own private meet~n~greet, book signing, and spoke to the kids about how he became a writer. I think I enjoyed listening to him speak as much as the kids did. We were all excited to purchase and have signed our copies of Starlighter, Beyond The Reflection's Edge, and Raising Dragons. Thanks Bryan for taking the time out of your extremely busy schedule to come and meet with us, we had a blast!

Dragons of Starlight - book 1

Dragons are enslaving humankind and a black egg signals the end of the world. Jason Masters must journey to another realm and join forces with a slave girl named Koren to rescue the captives and save two worlds from destruction. What if the Legends Are True? Jason Masters doubted the myths: people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when his brother is taken, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it's too late. Once he's through the portal, he meets Koren, a slave in the dragons’ realm, who struggles to destroy a black egg prophesied to doom all mankind. Jason and Koren must work together to save their two worlds before the dragons learn that their secrets have been discovered. In Starlighter, bestselling author Bryan Davis masterfully weaves fantasy and inspiration into a captivating novel for young adults. Summary taken from

Sounds good, right? I'm looking forward to reading it and letting ya'll know what I think. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend!