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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Date with the Dead by Chris Myers @cmyersfiction #reviewshare #mystery #ya

Date with the Dead (Ripsters, #1)Date with the Dead by Chris Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Chris Myers' Date With The Dead brings us into the captivating world of Jolie, a sassy newcomer to her high school in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Not only is she spunky and quick witted, she also speaks to the dead and has a ghost hunting business.

Readers are quickly immersed in the world of the creepy and occult, and her peculiar friendship with her unlikely ghost friend Drew. Immediately it is apparent that our protagonist is unfazed by her strange life, which pulled me into her world even more, keeping me reading til' the very end with excitement and wonder about the adventures that were yet to unfold. Smart, hardworking, and tough Jolie makes it her business to keep a roof over her and her mother's heads, showing that she is not only wise and experienced beyond her years, but she harnesses the wisdom of those many years passed as well.

The stakes are high for Jolie to solve the mystery about the Caldwell family's haunting, the case drawing her deeper with each twist and turn as a haunting becomes a murder, and so much more. With each chapter, Jolie's hunt for the truth of Distal's disappearance and murder brings her greater danger, and even more thrill.

As this young adult novel draws to a close with the mystery and excitement, I was in awe of Myers' carefully crafted narrative, and the shocking plot twists until the suspenseful conclusion. A coming of age tale has never been more fresh and interesting than the complex story of Jolie and her friends and romantic interests—both alive, and dead—and her knack for calming ghosts and solving a big criminal case.

This is a goosebump-inducing story with thrilling and unpredictable surprises along the way that left me craving another look into Jolie's amazing world. I can't wait to see how this story will develop!

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.

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