Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Body & Soul by Stacey Kade Review

"The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!
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..."

Wow... It's sad to see another good series leave. The final book in this series, The Ghost and the Goth. It's just sad to see all these characters grow up and leave forever. Kind of like when kids grow up and then hopefully leave their parent's house. (Hopefully).

I love all these character growths and everything. Will. Alona. The Enemy. The brother of The Enemy. The brother of Lily Turner. It's so pretty.

I just wish that this series will go on. Alas, it won't. 

The biggest flaw that I could see is the new plot thrown in. I hated it. It seemed so sudden and awkward with the timing. Ms. Stacey Kade threw in some random plot. It was so confusing. This series could have ended two books ago. But instead authors have to make more and more money. (Sadly, it's all about the money these days.)

I love Alona's attitude. Always love her attitude. She's so funny and snarky. But a brilliant, beautifully flawed character. Selfish sometimes. Jealous for many parts of the book. Confident. The devil himself at some parts. But always good at heart despite other people's thoughts and feelings. I love her determination. Her stubborness. Her refusal to believe that was it. She simply would never give up. She is an amazing character. A perfectly balanced character. She is ignorant. She doesn't appreciate what she has already which is very unlike Anne Frank. 

"I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains." -Anne Frank
Will is just that hot character for that hot girl. The goodboy. Alona is more like the angel on the dark side. The bad girl. (Opposites attract). He's the one that keeps Alona in line. Yeah, Alona always have a run with the law, but Will helps her stay in line. At least for a while until Will is not around anymore.

Erin, the Enemy. I like Erin. Not because I want the book to end, but she's such a simple character at first glance. But when the reader takes a second look, the reader will notice that she is surprisingly different. Unexpected. And I hate her too.

The writing was smooth, elegant. (not as elegant as formal English, though) Ms. Kade's writing was clear and descriptive. It would be easily understood by the young adult audience. 

This book's rating is a three out of five. 

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