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Dead and Breakfast by Kimberly G. Giarratano
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really liked it
bookshelves: paranormal, young-adult, mystery, read-2016

This book was entirely MADE FOR ME. I mean, just look at it. Ghosts! And breakfast! I'm such a rabid fan of Both those things that I was destined to love this book. (I mean look I wrote a whole wattpad story about ghosts and food.) It also had a distinctly summery vibe that made my cold soul, withering through winter, absolutely gleeful. I am a fan, folks.

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 loooooooved that it focuses on a vengeful ghost. Who tries to drown people, frequently. #GoodTimes It was about solving murder mysteries and also just a conglomeration of good ol' teenage frustrations. Like do you a) work up the courage to kiss that boy, or b) get possessed by a ghost and then try to stab him. SO MANY OPTIONS FOR LIFE.

It's dual narrated by Autumn and Liam. In 3rd person! WHICH IS MY FAVOURITE SO YAY FOR THAT. I liked both of them! They had distinct voices and were totally complex interesting characters that I was rooting for! Although maaaybe I liked Liam a little better because he was a bit tragic and I do so love the tragic ones. I also thought their romance was SO well done! It was slow-burn and sweet and didn't overwhelm the ghostly storyline.

Oh and there is much emphasis on grandparents! Because it's this ghost that someone's grandparent killed that is shrieking around making everyone not want to eat their breakfasts. SO! YAY FOR GRANDPARENTS IN YA!

My only slight squinty eye moment was to the pacing and the ending.I honestly thought the middle was a bit slow. And then the ending??? Erm. It suffered from a Let's Make Everything Wonderful And Tie It In A Big Pretty Bow. WHICH WAS REALLY SATISFYING, DON'T GET ME WRONG! But I'm a doom and destruction kinda person and it was a bit too happy for me. That's super subjective though. (Although the angst leading up to the ending was ahfdksljadaj STRESS. LOVED IT.)

Do I even need to say it? OKAY FINE. TWIST MY GHOSTLY ARM. I loved this book!! It's one of the best ghost stories I've read in AGES. I also adored the author's debut Grunge Gods and Graveyards which I 100% insist you go devour too. But Dead And Breakfast was cute and funny and summery and GHOSTLY and it had some seriously creeptastic moments and some n'awwwww moments and IT'S FULL OF DEAD PEOPLE SO HONESTLY WHAT COULD BE BETTER.
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Reading Progress

May 1, 2016 – Shelved
May 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 31, 2016 – Started Reading
May 31, 2016 –
30.0% "Ghosts???? Breakfast??? THIS BOOK WAS TOTALLY MADE FOR ME."
June 7, 2016 – Shelved as: paranormal
June 7, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult
June 7, 2016 – Shelved as: mystery
June 7, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 19, 2016 – Shelved as: read-2016

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message 1: by Zara (new) - added it

Zara This book wasn't even on my radar, but now, I TOTALLY need to read it!


message 3: by Autumn (new) - added it

Autumn I must read this because my name is in it! I hardly ever come across fictional characters who share my name.

C.G. Drews @Autumn: YES!!! YOU MUST!! It's the first literary Autumn I've found too. ;D

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