Author: Marilyn Peake
Summary: Galactic Shade Griffin. Yup, thats her full name. If her name didn’t give it out already, Shade it a very different, weird, and quirky girl. She just moved to this new town right after her mother broke up with yet another one of her boyfriends. This time when they moved, they moved into this very old abandoned house. In this house she meets Brandon. Brandon is a ghost. Not one of those that are white and yell boo whenever they can. He is trying to redeem himself for all the wrong that he has done. To redeem himself he is entrusted by Shade who whenever needs help he is there for her. Shade’s life was going okay. She joined the school newspaper, made a new cartoon, and made new friends, But what happens when her new best friend goes missing? Not only her best friend but over the process of weeks, girls from her high school seem to be disappearing. Shade will have to help solve the mystery to who has been taking her friends and what does this person want with them. It was an “okay” read for me. I thought the story was going a little to fast near the end and I would’ve want more details about what happened. I would recommend to people who like the mystery genre. If you are just starting to read, I would suggest you read this book if you really enjoy mystery.
My Review: It was okay. I wasn’t bad and it wasn’t great. After I read the synopsis of the book I was really intrigued and thought I would enjoy reading it. Once I started to read I actually really enjoyed it. I like all the characters in this book. I think they had quirky personalities and I like that in characters. But as the book progressed I started to enjoy it less and less. It was going to fast for my taste. I thought the author could’ve slowed down a little more and added details about the surrounding ideas involving the kidnapping or the mystery behind it. As I got to the end of the book I was not enjoying it as much as I was in the beginning. I only had about 20 pages left in the book, and they still didn’t solve the mystery. So the author basically wrapped up the book in 15 pages where I would’ve preferred a few chapters. Other than the going to fast problem I actually really liked the story behind it. I thought it was a unique mystery that went into real life problems. These types of stories that go into real life problems; I don’t usually read, but I have to say that after this book I am probably going to read more books about it.
P.S. I know that Brandon is a ghost but I ship him with Shade…….
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for a honest review.