My Lunatic Life (Lunatic Life #1)
High school senior Tara Luna's got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider-PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts AND an angry, threatening teen girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder-or else.
Now you know why she...more
Oh, dear. Well, let me get this out of the way first. I do not want dialogue in a book I read to be indicated in any way other than the standard quotation marks. I especially do not want my dialogue to be indicated with an extra-long dash, like so--- and then ended with two vertical lines, like so││. RAGE. I don't know if this formatting issue is only found in the ARC or not, but it drove me abso-flipping-lutely CRAZY!
There were also some maj...more
With My Lunatic Life, long-time adult fiction author Sharon Sala makes her first foray into YA paranormal literature.
The story is about Tara, an engagingly feisty girl who has trouble fitting into adolescent society because the uncle she lives with has wanderlust. Constant moves have made it hard for Tara to make and keep friends, but navigating the minefield of high school culture is not Tara's biggest problem; the fact that she als...more
Tara has moved to a new school. It is her senior year which makes thing even more difficult. She deal with the stuck up cheerleaders, lands herself a boyfriend named Flynn. Tara has used her abilities to help people at school and to get bac...more
For a YA book, I didn't hate this one, so that's a plus =)
I was looking for something quick and light, and when thumbing through my kindle, saw I owned this one. (Thank you Amazon free books)
Tara Luna is a 17yr old girl with two ghosts as best friends, and a wandering soul of an Uncle. Her parents were killed when she was one, and has been raised by her Uncle Pat ever since. They move around. A lot. She is starting her senior year at a new school on a whim because her Uncle was bored,...more
Starting at a new school for senior year is no easy thing, but at least Tara Luna has a lot of experience with new schools. Her Uncle Pat, Tara's guardian since her parents' death years ago, is a throwback to hippie days, a free spirit with wanderlust in his soul. New schools were old hat to Tara. Still, she wasn't exactly looking forward to what she knew was coming.
Fortunately Tara, who wouldn't mind being a normal girl but had long since given up that particular pipe...more
As I read this book, I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading an uncorrected proof, review copy because there were some small things that should be caught during the final editing. But I found the premise of this series intriguing and this first book solid.
Sala keeps the mystery in this book...more
...In addition to these ordinary adolescent concerns, Tara has special problems, unless of course you consider seeing dead people and hearing the thoughts of others a great advantage in life. And you might assume that such powers would be beneficial, bu...more
Tara Luna leads a very unusual life. First, she is being raised by her Uncle Pat, who is a displaced hippie who moves her from place to place, never staying for very long. He has been raising her since she was a baby, when her parents died in a car accident. Second, her two best friends are Milllicent and Henry, ghosts who have been with her for as long as she can remember. Third, she's psychic, althou...more
Tara is a great character. She is confident, headstrong and responsible. Used to being the new girl, she doesn't let the teasing from the popular girls get to h...more
Most characters with an unusual ability normally try to keep it secret from the rest of the world because either people will not understand or no one will believe them. In My Lunatic Life, Tara Luna embraces her psychic abilities to help those in need. Granted, this was not always the case but circumstances in her new hometown make it impossible for her to keep her gift a secret. With the help of meddlesome but caring ghosts and a myst...more
Tara Luna and her aging hippie uncle, Pat, have just moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, in time for the start of Tara's senior year in high school, and naturally she's overjoyed. Not really. While she's grown accustomed to the constant moving occasioned by her uncle's restless nature, and she deeply appreciates the care he's taken of her since her parents died when she was a baby, she's hoping they'll stay put this time. Aside from Uncle...more
Tara Luna is a psychic who can see ghosts and doesn't want anyone to know about her "special gifts." But, throughout the book, she kept using her gift...more
Imagine being the the new girl in school. The new girl starting your SENIOR YEAR in a new school. Now imagine having ghosts as your best friends. Not only ghosts but having psychic abilities. That's just a day in the life of Tara Luna. She takes it all in stride. She doesn't reject her gift or explain herself to others. She encounters the "A" crowd of girls, you know, the popular cheerleader types that make fun of anyone different. She very ably reacts and responds...more
Tara Luna begins her senior year in yet another school. Being the new girl is never easy, but it’s a particular problem for Tara whose psychic gifts and unusual family consisting of her Uncle Pat, a loving but eccentric guardian, and two ghosts who have always been part of her life, the prankster Henry and the militantly p...more
Tara lives with her uncle Pat. Both of her parents died in a car accident when s he was little. Her uncle is her only relative. Tara is a sen...more
Tara Luna, is tired of moving around so much. Yes, she love...more
Originally, in the first few chapters, I was worried about the direction of the story, and I thought the dynamic between Tara and her Uncle Pat was a bit odd, yet also very endearing. The ghosts surrounding Tara threw me for a loop until I got used to them and realized they were basically the only supp...more
I'm glad I read it though, it was cute YA, I have a 13 yr old niece I'm buying a Kindle for and this would be a perfect read for her.
"Moon girl" sees ghosts and connect with people through their belongings. I was confused that the beginning of the book the plot was more so wrapped around the dead girl who is buried in the backyard, that's where the story was headed. It turned and ended with the basic afterth...more
I liked her intelligence, smart mouth, willingness to do research to help solve her issues and her love for her Uncle Pat who has raised her since her parents died.
A quick, fun and sa...more
Seventeen-year-old, high-school senior, Tara Luna, was orphaned when she was a year-old baby and has been raised by her Uncle Pat, an unconventional, "hippie" type who loves to move around. Tara is even more unusual than her uncle. Her two closest friends in her wandering life are ghosts. Millicent can move people and things and can physically materialize, but mostly she takes a form that looks like smoke. Henry doesn't materialize, and he doesn't talk much, b...more
The story line was alright, predictable and not much was going on. Teenage girl , with psychic powers, two ghosts for company and no friends. Oh not to forget that she is an outcast in h...more
Well this was a very light / fluffy read (with emphasis on very). There’s no other way to describe this book. Even though it was entertaining, and very amusing when a certain ghost started meddling, there was not much depth in this story. Everything went too smooth, too easy. Even when watching CSI, they usually end up with several dead ends before finding the murderer. Here it was way too obvious how the story would end and therefore I could not feel...more
Tara Luna lives with her bachelor Underlie and they move all over the country like vagabonds at Uncle Bob's whim. Well this is Tara's last year in high school and she really wants to stay. She would like to go to college, she wants a boyfriend, sh...more
By Sharon Sala
Tara Luna worries about all the natural tings, the new town, new school, new popular kids, and a new crush on a nice looking guy who may or may not have done prison time. Outside being a social outcast, she has the SUPER-natural worries. Like her two best-friends (ghosts…as in, dead but vocal and overprotective) not to mention she has some not-so-friendly ghosts haunting her new house. Then she finds out about an old murder…..If she doesn’t solve the murder, the enra...more
Her 76th book, THE HEALER, was released in April 2008. She's a member of Romance Writers of America and writes mostly romantic suspense and paranormal romantic suspense for Harlequin Enterprises, Silhouette Books, and at one time, a...more