Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Body & Soul (The Ghost and The Goth, #3)

Body & Soul
Stacey Kade
320 pages
Publisher: Hyperion
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

Body & Soul picks up right where Queen of the Dead left off - Alona is still in Lily's body trying to figure out how to get out while trying to fool Lily's family into believing she's their actual daughter.  She and Will start visiting local psychics, but when Malachi the Magnificent takes one look at Will and bolts, they know somethings up.  Furthermore, Alona's former BFF is claiming to be haunted by Alona.  and that's obviously not true.  Will they ever find a way out of this mess?

What a great end to the trilogy!  I still love Alona and Will's relationship, though in this book they really have to confront Alona's mortality, such as it is.  They both struggle with the issue - can she stay in Lily's body forever?  Is that really fair to Lily's family?  I can't really say much more without spoilers, but I thought the conclusion to the novel was spot on and it made me a little sad this trilogy is over.

Body and Soul wasn't as fast paced as Queen of the Dead, though the climax of the novel did leave me a little breathless.  So many exciting things were going on!  The only thing I will add is that I wish the book focused more on Will's father and what he was involved in.  I thought we would get to know a lot more about that in this novel, but that wasn't the case.

Four stars!  I really enjoyed this whole trilogy and I'm sad to see it end.  If you haven't started this series yet, please give it a look.  I know it looks cheese-tastic, but it's a really great storyline with more depth than you might expect just by looking at the covers.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I've heard of this series before! Glad you thought it ended well :) I think that's always one of my biggest fears about a series; if it doesn't end well after you've invested a lot of time in the characters, it's such a letdown!!!


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