Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Body and Soul

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 1, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1423134664
  • Author: Stacey Kade
  • Cover Art: I like it. Works well with the rest of the series.
  • Overall rating:**** 1/2 out of 5 stars
  • Obtained:My personal book shelf

Body and Soul by Stacey Kade
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily...or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying...

The Goth
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner... (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This was such an awesome end to the series. I loved every page. Alona and Will are back and Alona is just as snarky as ever. Will is just as Will has he was in the previous books. We get to meet some new characters that were a delight. 

I had a few theories based on the cover alone, those turned out to be wrong.  I must say I'm glad they were because the actual ending was way better then my theories. I am a bit sad having to say goodbye by Alona and Will.

I think what I like the best about the series is how light hearted it is. Yes, it does touch on some heavy topics, but Kade did such a fantastic job of making the series light and fun. I must say the description of Alona's headstone is amazing.  Very detailed, it was almost as if the reader could reach out and touch it.

Kade has become an author like Amy Plum, Michelle Ray and Rachel Hawkins, I will pick up anything they write without knowing what it's about because I know it will AWESOME!

If you have not read The Ghost and the Goth or Queen of the Dead yet, you have to! I love this series. I only hope one day I can meet Kade and get my books signed! 

So say we all!

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