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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

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Notes from Ghost Town

Notes from Ghost Town - Kate Ellison

This is hard to review because I don't feel like I connected very well with Olivia. This is a very sad story, and I didn't feel very sad watching her anguish. On the other hand, I thought her pain and confusion was very well done. Being torn between Stern--the dead boy she loved and Austen, a living breathing boy was very realistic. Her struggle to accept her father's new bride-to-be is also very understandable and realistic.

 

I think overall this is a decent mystery novel. I didn't expect what happened at the end. I am a bit disappointed there was nothing much creepy. Ghost stories should always be creepy! But this wasn't a ghost story. Not really. And this part of the novel was never really explained. Was it Olivia imagining things? Was Stern really visiting her and leading her towards the truth? Olivia doesn't figure it out and neither does the reader.The writing is good, the storyline is significantly engaging. I don't usually reading YA like this and I enjoyed it, even if there were times I dreaded going back to it. I think it deserves 4 stars.I received a free copy from netgalley.