Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Book Review- Give Up the Ghost

I finished reading Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe last night for a 1 ARC tour.

From Goodreads:
Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over "breathers". Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody... and Cass loves dirt. She's on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.

But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass's whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad — and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it’s time to give the living another chance...
This was an interesting paranormal story by Megan Crewe.  I enjoyed the plot of the story in both the way that Cass interacted with the ghosts and that the way that she was up front about the gossip that she found about.
I'm not too sure about the characters though.  I didn't really connect with Cass at all.  I wanted to feel sympathetic for her, but I just couldn't.  I did however like Paige, Cass's sister who is a ghost, and Tim.  I thought Paige had a fun personality and I really felt Tim's pain. 
Overall, a great debut novel and I look forward to reading more by Megan Crewe.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
A to Z Challenge: C
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 15
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 13
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 13

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free by Harmony from 1 ARC Tours for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I have this one, it keeps getting pushed down in the TBR pile - I like the idea but the reviews are always so mixed...hopefully I will get to it soon, I liked your review! :)