Great YA Book About Friendship and The Super Natural


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Freak. Weird. Crazy. These are the names tossed around seventeen-year old Jane Watts by her fellow classmates. But things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes there’s a reason for talking to yourself in the hallway at school.

Jane struggles with adjusting to her new home and school after an abrupt move. She wants one thing in life—to be like everyone else at school, but that’s hard to do when you’re the new kid. But she does manage to make one friend, Evan—he’s sixteen, charming, and protective. Everything a girl could want in a best friend…with one minor caveat.

He's dead.

Caught somewhere between life and death, Evan is tied to Jane and the living world unable to complete the journey to the other side. She thinks he’s here to be her friend, to take care of her, and that’s why no one can see or hear him.

That is until a new boy shows up at school after a rumored stretch in Juvie. Connor can see Evan and he’s not convinced the ghost is being completely honest. From his own experience ghosts tend to need something from the humans they connect to and Evan, despite his arguments isn’t any different.

Jane is resentful of Connor’s intrusion but realizes soon enough he’s right. Evan has secrets about his past and not only did his life end tragically but members of his family are still in danger. Jane must face her fears and battle Evan’s human demons to free both of them.

Book 2 of the Wraith Series, Shadow Bound will be released in December 2012.

The 411 by Maria:

 This was a fantastic read. I love YA and this was a great, quick read.

Jane has a friend named Evan. She is the only one who can see him until the new boy Connor tells her that he can see him too.

He tells Jane that ghosts are here for a reason and that Evan needs her to do something for him so he can pass over.

Jane doesn't believe him until one day she can't deny it. Will she be able to help Evan without hurting herself?

OK...I seriously don't want to give anything away here. Who wants to know everything about a book before reading it. The only way to see if you like a book is by reading it. We are all different and my opinion about a book is only that, MY OPINION which is why I still call myself the Amateur Reviewer.

Angel Lawson writes a great paranormal story. Evan is a ghost but this isn't a scary book in the least. Even how Evan dies, is done in a why to add to the story rather than shock.

Connor and Jane's friendship/relationship is kept to a minimum and while there is physical abuse issues, that is also kept to a minimum without scary details.

Great YA book. I would say that someone as young as 14 could read.

I am looking forward to more books by Angel.

Disclaimer: I have no one to thank. This was a book I read and want to share with my readers. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Renee said...

"Disclaimer: I have no one to thank. This was a book I read and want to share with my readers."

And your readers--this one anyway--thank you for sharing your review! I love YA books, too, and this one sounds fun.

Sherrie Cruson said...

This sounds like a book I'd like to read. It sounds spooky. Now all I need is a Kindle Reader :)

Robin Wilson said...

I love to read quick read YA books like this. I can read it in one sitting and they are usually quite good and worth the few hours it takes. This one sounds like just my kind of story line. I even like to watch this kind of thin of television. I will keep my eye out for this one!

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