The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth #1)
I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot body, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, ...more
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I don't know if I have a soft spot for ghosts (yeah, right) or for KICK-ASS characters,
but luckyly for me, this book happens to have both.
So imagine how happy I was all through this read.
I randomly found the book description here in goodreads and was blown away by how
similar it sounded to Shadowland my all time favorite YA series. And opposite to what others might do,
being all like 'Aw there's no way something can be as ...more
Meet Alona Dare (The Ghost). Alona is your standard Miss Perfect. Popular, a cheerleader with the jock boyfriend, shallow, snobby and thinks she's better then everyone else. She's living the typical high school dream and living it large.
That is, till she gets hit by a bus, dies and finds out that her life was basically a lie.
Meet Will Killian (The Goth), he's eccentric, the weirdo and basically a loner.
I guess I would be too if I could hear and see dead people since I was just a kid.
This summer has officially been the BIGGEST READING SLUMP of my entire life! Its so sad because I have OVER 70 books on my tbr pile and I feel like I've hardly gone through any of them nor have I wanted to. Thank god their haven't been too many summer releases, otherwise I'd be buying books and letting them gather dust on my bookshelf.
Basically, I struggled all of June with reading. I'd either a) find a book I liked and read through it so incredibly slowly that I'd fall asleep while reading an ...more
Alona was definitely a different character..... usually I wouldn't be able to stand the shallow, miss perfect persona that she ...more
Alona, Queen of the Elites goes from dead to worst when she discovers, a few days after her death, that her life isn’t what she thought it was. She comes to realize her fellow schoolmates didn’t really like her, and her former BFF is real quick on making sure her former boyfriend doesn’t feel lonely, in a very touchy, feely, public way. It’s in th ...more
I don't know what to say about this book because I don't really know if I liked it or not that much -2.5 stars.
The cover was great and this is the main reason I decided to give this book a try, and the characters were nice and entertaining (they had a voice of their own that i really got to enjoy - the sarcasm is definitely a plus) but the story seemed to miss something and it didn't kept my attention as much as I wanted.
I didn't notice any attraction between the main characters and I didn't ge ...more
I'll admit I liked this book against my better judgement. The Ghost and the Goth is one of those books you can't really analyze, can't really dissect, and can't help but find fault with. Is the story predictable? Hell, yes! Are the characters unique and different? Not really. So what was so great about this book? Why the 3.5 Star rating? I have one word to tell you: enjoyment. Sometimes a book comes your way that isn't particularly unique, isn't particularly edge-of-your-seat ...more
This book had all the clichés, the blonde cheer-leader,the social strata of high schools,the goth/nerdy hero.But still the author managed to make it a light,fun read with likable characters.I had a smile on my face while reading it.The interactions of the protagonists are entertaining.The romance didn't take the sappy route and that's one of the biggest reasons why I loved this one.
I'm looking forward to the sequel. ...more
When seventeen year old Homecoming Queen Alona Dare is not so tragically run over by a bus, she's annoyed to find herself coming back as a ghost. In life Alona believed she was popular and beloved by all, as a ghost she sees how little she actually meant to her friends. Alona doesn't want to spend her afterlife watching her family and friends forget about her, so she becomes determined to find a way to move on.
Loner Will Killian can see and hear ghosts, he pretends not to see them for fe ...more
The love-story wasn't anything new and neither were the characters and some situations but still I totally enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it to everyone who wants an easy read with a hilarious protagonist and extraordinary high school problems.
Will sees the Dead. He is diagnosed schizophrenic because of it. Not cool.
Alona is dead. Killed by a bus. This is probably even worse.
Now she just wants to go on and see the famous "light at ...more
Okay, let's start with the prose. It's cute. Alona's voice is the stereotypical cheerleading egghead voice. Well, Alona IS the stereotypical cheeerleading egghead...but still. I thought the book would take a much more serious tone, but, it didn't. Alona is very humorous, but her humorousness can get very annoying at times. For a long while, you want to tell her, "Lady you are DEAD, will you GROW UP?!" Unforgivably, she doesn't actually get a clue to grow up until more than halfway thr ...more
The two main characters, Will and Alona, were so much fun! Their sarcastic interactions and begrudging affection for each other was fabulous. It didn't take me very long to grow fond of them, and that fon ...more
This book was soo good that I finished it in 2 days! What was I supposed to do after that?! Oh thats right: wait for book two! :D too bad its going to take forever, because I really, really liked this book!
I really enjoyed this book, it was completely different from any other book I have read about ghosts. Having that it is also in the point of view of the ghost. Knowing what its like for a ghost being...well, a ghost, was very uniq ...more
I really enjoyed reading this one which is a huge surprise to me. I totally did not expect anything from it, I just knew that it's interesting especially with those covers. It seems that the cover with a beautiful blonde girl and a gothic looking hot guy tells us the whole story. I thought it'll be as predictable as the covers. But I was wrong! This book doesn't have any predictable parts or scenes. I like how it started, the accident of Alona, and details from ...more
The book didn't manage to hold onto my interest, after the first few chapter's. The beginning was strong, and kept me interested, but afterwards lacked any excitement. When I was about 3/4 way through the book I really couldn't believe it, it felt almost as if the story was still in the beginning stages. The story plan didn't seem very well-de ...more
The end was great and not what I was expecting at all, which was a very pleasant surprise. I thought the writing was great and the characters all ad ...more
The blurb on the back does a pretty good job describing the book, so I'm not going to bother you with it in my review. I will say that it's definitely worth checking out when you're in the mood for so ...more
What I thought about it:
The Ghost and the Goth was a very cute and delightful story which was nearly impossible to put down and made me smile a lot. Even if you are a little bit uncomfortable with the thought of ghosts (I know that I was in the beginning), this story could definitely make you feel differently about that.
The story is told from both Alona's and Will' point of view and gives you an amazing insight into the character's minds. While Alona seems to be typical cheerle ...more
Regina George... How do I begin to explain Regina George?
Emma Gerber: Regina George is flawless.
Mathlete Tim Pak: I hear her hair's insured for $10,000.
Amber D'Alessio: I hear she does car commercials... in Japan.
Kristen Hadley: Her favorite movie i
Alona was kind of egocentric and Will kind of negative and crazy, but that makes and excellent combination for an excellent book.
Ame este libro, trata de el tipico chico emo y rudo, solo que el en cambio puede ver fantasmas "don" como el lo llama que heredo de su padre, quien a;os atras se suicido por esa misma razon.
Alona, es o bueno es la chica perfecta del colegio, con el novio mas guapo, porrista y la chica mas popular. Hasta que es atropeyada por un autobus. Despierta dias desp ...more
Will Killian is the only person that knows Alona has stuck around and she isn't very pleased about the fact. ...more
Alona's a great character, and she, as wel ...more
Genre: Paranormal (UF) YA
In general when faced with a book about ghosts and the people who can see them I don’t go in with high hopes. Ghost books are the easiest of the paranormal genre family to fall into the same over used plots and character steroe types. Which brings to question why I bother reading them? It’s simple I’m a huge fan of Meg Cabot’s Mediator series, and I secretl ...more
Alona is your stereotypical popular girl - focused on her looks and unafraid to speak her mind, yet perfect in every way to the outside viewer. It's all a painstakingly constructed exterior, made to fool people into thinking she's some sort of Queen. She has spreadsheets to keep track of possible clothing combinations, methods to hide "fat spots" when sitting down…my goodness. You'd think that Alona would be a very irritating narrator but she is ac ...more
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Alona Dare, queen of the insult-compliment. "Wow. Thanks. Anyone ever tell you you're good with people?"
She frowned. "No."
"Good. I'm not goth."
"Your hair is black, you have piercings, you wear black all the time and act all freaky-"
"My hair is naturally this color. I have three earings in one ear, that's it. This shirt" -I tugged at the fabric across my chest- "is navy blue, and if I act weird all the time, it's because of ghosts like you.”
"No, I'm trying to calm down so I don't kick your ass," she said through clenched teeth.”