Monday, April 09, 2012

Dusty Reads (8)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme hosted by .Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelves for awhile.

Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: June 29, 2010

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?

I got this book back when I had my $125 in gift cards to B&N for Christmas. and I have yet been able to get to it. It sounds pretty interesting. Reminds me a lot of 'Nevermore' by Kelly Creagh, not the plot line or anything, because there is no Poe interwoven in this story. But the whole cheerleader and the goth feel. But I loved how that story unwound with that unlikely paring. I hope that when I am finally able to get to this one that I love the paring just as much.


roro said...

i so want this1
hope u like it

Cassie S. said...

@RoRo: Thank you. I really hope that I am able to get to it soon. =D