Friday, August 19, 2011

Girl vs Ghost, by Kate McCurry and Marie August

Girl vs Ghost (Misdirected Magic Trilogy, #1)Girl vs Ghost by Kate McMurry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Isabel and Tripp are best friends. Tripp convinces Isabel to help her do some magic (which Isabel does not believe is real). Accidentally, Tripp summons a ghost (or spirit) that only Isabel can see and cannot be more than 5 feet from her. The story revolves around getting the ghost to move on, go to the light and leave Isabel alone. Easier said than done.

The book has several inconsistencies in the plot, especially in the first chapter. We never learn why “For the third night in a row, he hung like a spider from the ceiling of the shadowy bedroom of two teenage girls.” We don’t get much of a background of any of the supporting characters. The ‘growing’ relation between the characters is never shown or developed, it just happens. Everything that happens is just too-matter-of-fact. The other-worldy events and characters are never well explained or developed.

And while the dialogue is well done and sometimes, entertaining, the narration suffers from quick-and-convenient conclusion syndrome.

This book has potential and could do with some re-fining and tying up plot points. It has a good potential story, just needed something more.

*I received this book for free from the author for the purpose of a review.

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