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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Review: Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe

Title: Give Up the Ghost
Book #: 1, don't know if the'll be more.
Author: Megan Crewe
Pages: 241
Publisher: Henry, Holt
Tags: Ghosts, Fiction
Recommended to: Breathers

"Dealing with dead people is never easy."

Cass McKenna much prefers the company of 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.

As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad--and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it's time to give the living another chance...

Taschima's POV:

I gotta say, few book that don't go too deep into the supernatural world keep me turning the pages, and this one is one of those few.

Cassie, or Cass as she likes to call herself, is an outcast. At first not by choice, but after learning how people really are she decides that she is better off alone with her dead friends. Yes it sounds a little emoish, but it so isn't. Instead she discovers new friends. Friends that only seem to talk to her because she is the only person who can see the dead. Cass is the gossip girl of her school, but instead of hiding she does her dirty work on public so that people can face themselves, and leave her alone in the progress. At home she also has her share of problems. Mom is not there, Dad is into his work, and big sister bothers her till no end. Oh, her sister died 4 years before. So her life is pretty upside down, and now Tim, the school's VP who normally doesn't want to do anything with her is asking for her job. What is Cass to do? she accepts, who knows, maybe she can get even more of out this deal that she bargain for.

At first I had low expectations, but by the end I was super happy. I loved it. It was a light, easy read, but it made you feel for the characters. It makes you think.

Cassie is a very complex character. But I found her to be very likable. My favorite character of the book, and the one I connected most with. She had problems like most of us do. She has been back stabbed, laughed at, and even criticised by her own mother, but she still tries to go on. Sure she is mad as hell, but at least she ain't depressing. Other characters complement the story, but mostly is all about Cass.

The romance in this book is confusing, it is and it isn't there at the same time. But it's a heart warming one at any means. The things that Cass and Tim have to go through to find themselves are hard, very hard. Wouldn't wish them on anybody.

At the ends there were multiple loose knots, so that's one of the reasons I don't know if there will be a second novel. For example we are left a little loose on information about the ghosts and the why's and how's of them. The romance, if there really is any, is left loose also. And some ghosts are still floating around were they are not suppose to, so yeah I would like that cleared out. Not to mention I would love some more of Cass.

The book is out today. Read this, do it, now. Buy it!

If you want to take a quiz about which character you are most compatible with click here. I took it and I am most compatible with Cass! Yay!

And if you just want to know more about the author or anything to do with the book click here.

Happy reading!


  1. Sounds interesting. I never really gave this book a second thought before, but now I think I might read it (or at the very least, add it to my wish list). =)

  2. Great review. I really want to read this book.

  3. Nice review! I took the quiz, it said I'm Paige McKenna. Not sure that's accurate, however, as I've yet to read the book... :}

  4. Okay, this sounds worth looking for. Thanks.

  5. Glad you liked it as well Taschima!! I posted my review for this book as well!! x)

  6. I've been looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the review.


  7. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the review!

  8. Great review! I just bought this one this weekend, and I can't wait to read it :)

  9. I love the cover Im not a hug fan og ghost story but this one sound good maybe Ill give it a try

    p.s I love your music great songs!!!

  10. I love the cover Im not a hug fan og ghost story but this one sound good maybe Ill give it a try

    p.s I love your music great songs!!!

  11. Oooh, a paranormal book. I'm going to read this one, for sure.

  12. I liked this but wouldn't say I loved it. I think Cass just reminded me of myself TOO MUCH.I'm kinda aggravated with myself for not having the review up yet.


  13. great review! i'm actually getting this one next week =) sooo excited!


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