donderdag 3 januari 2013

Review "Spooking"

Some information

Title: Spooking
Author: Gill James
Pages: 146
Genre: romantic paranormal Young Adult novella
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Crooked Cat Publishing
My Source: author (thank you!)
My Score on Goodreads: 4 stars


Amanda is the love of Tom’s life. After an argument, Tom crashes his car and wakes up in an unfamiliar place. Amanda is out of reach. Then he meets Marcus, who has more experience in the areas that now matter. Tom accepts his help, but Marcus has his own concerns, and eventually Tom is alone again.

How can Tom let Amanda known how much he loves her? Does she feel the same way?


Again a book that I started without expectations. I just didn't know what to expect... Now I've read it I can say to you "you may start with great expectations!". It really is a very good read with a plot I liked a lot. This is not the kind of story I normally read, but maybe I should read books like this more often. 

The reason why I read this book before others on my list was (shame on me) because I needed a thin one to complete my reading challenge on Goodreads. :p So lame... I know... But I was running out of time and wanted to succeed in my mission! Woohoow! I did! This book was a quick read not only because of the thickness, but also because you need/want to know what's going to happen next. 

Author Gill James tells us a kind of ghost story about Tom, a young man who dies in a stupid car accident. Just before Tom died he had an argument with his beloved girlfriend Amanda and because their separation is unfinished, Tom can't go to heaven or hell. He needs to stay in the Between Place and help Amanda through her grieving process. This is, of course, not easy for him. He has to help the love of his life to be happy again, to find a new lover, to let the old one (Tom) go,... He needs to help her to get her life back on track.

One of the reasons why I liked this book so much, is because the author doesn't give us unnecessary descriptions or something like that. You're able to read the story without boring passages. It's also very easy to connect with the characters and to understand their feelings/motives. 

You may think "why don't you give 5 stars when you liked it so much?". Well... maybe because, although it's a good story, it's a little simple from time to time. Not that I mind, but I can't say it's a book with beautiful dialogues, heavenly descriptions,... Not that every book needs this kind of stuff, but anyhow... I gave it 4 stars because I really liked it and that's it ;)