Friday, October 30, 2009

Blog Tour Review: Give Up The Ghost

Title: Give Up The Ghost
Author: Megan Crewe

Publication date: September 15th, 2009


Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over “breathers.” Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody…and Cass loves dirt. She’s on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school.
But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass’s whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees.

I think this is my new favorite ghost story. It's hard for me to believe that this is Megan Crewe's first novel. It was a well balanced mix of fun and some not so fun moments, and at the end I was left with that feeling of wanting to go back and read the whole book again. Everything was completely believable, and this is a great ghost story for someone who maybe wants to get into them but doesn't want anything scary. There was absolutely nothing scary about it. I personally enjoyed getting to know the ghosts that Cass talked to. The only people we really get to know are Cass and Tim, but I still loved all of the supporting characters as well. Give Up The Ghost is both charming and serious, and I think it's one of those books that everyone should give a chance even if it doesn't sound like something you'd really be into. You may be pleasantly surprised just as I was.

Reviewed as part of One ARC Tours.

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Originality: 7/10
Writing: 8/10
Overall grade: B


Enna Isilee said...

How is this in terms of profanity? A lot? A little? None?

~The Book Pixie said...

I loved that this book wasn't scary. It was really one of my first ghost books. However I feel like one of the only people who didn't love this book in genereal. I don't know, something just felt like it was missing. I did like the ghosts though. lol. I am glad you enjoyed this.


choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh, this book sounds great--I'm really in the mood for a good ghost story since it's almost Halloween.

Great review :)

Nina said...

I like ghoststories and this one sounds just right! Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

Nice review! I really want to read this one. The cover is really gorgeous as well. :D