Dead and Breakfast
Despite living in Key West his whole life, 18-year-old Liam Breyer is a skeptic of the supernatural until a vengeful spirit, murdered fifty years ago, nearly drowns him in a swimming pool. Luckily help arrives in the form of pretty — albeit homesick — ghost whisperer Autumn Abernathy, whose newly-divorced mom has dragged her to the island to live and work at the Cayo Hueso...more
So the book is set in a bed and breakfast.
A haunted one, naturally. And although I do wish there had been a bit more ghostie action, I looooo ...more
With DEAD AND BREAKFAST, Giarratano revisits all the themes in her toolbox: ghostly politics, teen angst, and cold case mysteries. In her earlier meditation on these subjects, GRUNGE GODS AND ...more
That's why I loved Kimberly G. Giarratano's latest YA mystery, DEAD AND BREAKFAST. The setting and the characters were the first ...more
Thank you to the author, Kimberly G. Giarratano, for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
I loved Kim's first YA mystery, Grunge Gods and Graveyards , when I read it last year, so I was pretty excited when she offered me a copy of her new one.
What I liked:
-the mystery. At first, it seemed fairly obvious who the murderer was, but as the story progresses and more clues are unearthed, you start to question whodunnit. Like Kimberly's previous book, everything unfolds in a logical wa ...more
Her perspective changes when she meets a local boy named Liam Breyer. One of the ghosts at the inn tries to kill Liam, which leads Autumn and Liam to investigate an unsolved murder that’s decades old.
A YA novel set in Key West with a paranormal twist. Ch ...more
I gave it 5/5 stars.
Dead and Breakfast
After her parent's divorce, Autumn and her mother move to Key West to help her Aunt with a run down, haunted bed and breakfast. Liam, a non-believer of ghosts, finds himself targeted by a nasty female ghost. Autumn is able to communicate with the dead and sets about trying to find out why the evil spirit is targeting Liam. Fast paced, easy to read, interesting characters and a good mystery ...more
A free ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
After finishing Dead and Breakfast, I confess to feeling a little underwhelmed. The novel started off strong, with intergenerational drama and a vengeful, violent ghost, but it was ultimately undermined by instalove, lackluster characters, and a way too convenient ending.
For the first several chapters, Dead and Breakfast does well. The action begins when Autumn Abernathy, one of the nove ...more
This is a first ...more
I was lucky enough to get this book after voting for it on Kindle Scout. This book is a mystery for teens. I am not a teen but I really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book for all ages. It's a great who done it. I hope the author writes more books around this wonderful cast of characters. ...more