24 October 2012

Title: The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth #1)
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion, 281 Pages (June 29th, 2010)
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Synopsis: Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead.

I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with life, only days after your funeral. And you wouldn’t believe what they’re saying about me now that they think I can’t hear them. To top it off, I’m starting to disappear, flickering in and out of existence. I don’t know where I go when I’m gone, but it’s not good. Where is that freaking white light already?

Will Killian–Senior in high school, outcast, dubbed “Will Kill” by the popular crowd for the unearthly aura around him, voted most likely to rob a bank…and a ghost-talker.

I can see, hear, and touch the dead. Unfortunately, they can also see, hear and touch me. Yeah, because surviving high school isn’t hard enough already. I’ve done my best to hide my “gift.” After all, my dad, who shared my ability, killed himself because of it when I was fifteen. But lately, pretending to be normal has gotten a lot harder. A new ghost—an anonymous, seething cloud of negative energy with the capacity to throw me around—is pursuing me with a vengeance. My mom, who knows nothing about what I can do, is worrying about the increase in odd incidents, my shrink is tossing around terms like “temporary confinement for psychiatric evaluation,” and my principal, who thinks I’m a disruption and a faker, is searching for every way possible to get rid of me. How many weeks until graduation?

Title: Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth #2)
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion, 266 Pages (May 31st, 2011)
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Synopsis: After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare - former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead - finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this - ugh - “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.

Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.

Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check mark in the “clearly not” column. But Will is - ahem - willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.

Packed with romance, lovable characters, and a killer cliffhanger, Queen of the Dead is the out-of-this-world sequel to The Ghost and the Goth.

Title: Body & Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3)
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion, 316 Pages (May 1st, 2012)
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Synopsis: The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!

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...

To help celebrate all things The Ghost and The Goth, Stacey has allowed me to take things from her website that I thought you guys might like or are fun things from behind the scenes. The following has been borrowed from - http://www.staceykade.com/ - with her consent.

The Ghost and The Goth Play list:

Downtown by Tegan and Sara
Fix You Up by Tegan and Sara
I Know I Know I Know by Tegan and Sara
I Won’t Be Left by Tegan and Sara
Not Tonight by Tegan and Sara
Speak Slow by Tegan and Sara
Take Me Anywhere by Tegan and Sara
Walking With a Ghost by Tegan and Sara
Where Does the Good Go? by Tegan and Sara
You Wouldn’t Like Me by Tegan and Sara

Up and Coming Events for Stacey:

–November 15-20, 2012: NCTE/ALAN Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV. More details to come on Stacey's website

–April 2, 2013: BODY & SOUL, the third book in the G&G trilogy, is released in paperback.

–April 23, 2013: THE RULES, the first book in the Project Paper Doll series, is released! More details to come on the release day events on Stacey's website

–May 1-5, 2013: RT Booklovers Convention, Kansas City, MO. More details to come on Stacey's website

–May 18, 2013: 8th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival, Nazareth College, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for author presentations, signings, and “books, prizes, pizza, and fun!” This Stacey's first time attending TBF after hearing about it for years, and she's so excited to go!

Photo credit: Vania Stoyanova

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  1. I've wanted to read this series forever!!!

  2. Oh this would be great! I just picked up Queen of The Dead on sale...I'm all set to buy the first book and start this series!

    Thanks so much!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

  3. I seriously need to read this series. Thanks for the spotlight!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. I actually have never heard of this series before. It sounds really good. Ghosts with some comedy thrown in. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the post.

  5. oops sorry forgot to leave my email


  6. Cute!


  7. I've so been wanting to read this series - plus, I've just got to say that I really love those covers! Quirky & eye-catching! <3
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  8. I've never heard of this series before now! How is that possible?! It sounds really good, definitely adding it to my TBR.


  9. This sounds like a Halloween-ish book - dealing with ghosts. I have barely heard much about this series, but it looks interesting. Probably not my type of book, but I'd give it a shot. Thanks for the post and giveaway!


  10. I am saddend to see this series end =( I adore the characters. But I am looking forward to Stacey Kade's next series Project Paper Doll!! Thanks for sharing the playlist and for the giveaway =D



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