Book Review: Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3)

Author: Stacey Kade

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy
Published: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 316
Source: Purchased Hardcover
Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads Summary:

The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily…or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being haunted…by me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying…

The Goth
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner…

My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

The Ghost and the Goth was a fabulous series. Its fans would say that it touched each of our souls. It made us laugh, and see the issues of High School and life in a whole new light. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time for the end to come. Body and Soul was a wonderful conclusion to a lovely series. We will mourn over the fact that this was the last chapter. But for me, at least, I will know all three of these books are now in a better place – a special spot in my heart and on my bookshelf. May their pages forever turn.

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