Review: Body & Soul
Published by Hyperion Book CH on May 1st 2012
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
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The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!
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...
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...
Alright. I read another book that I had on my shelf for the longest time. And finally…I can say. YES! I adored it!
Plot: This story follows what has happening in the first two books, so if you haven’t read the series, go now and read it. So this plot moves pretty fast with Alona and Will. They got their everyday life down to a routine and it’s up to them to fix what is wrong. Alona and Will have come a long way. They figured out some pretty tricky stuff but also have grown a lot along the way.
Friendship/Love: I love how well these two have gotten to know one another. At first, they were on each other nerves and now, they need each other. They have learned to depend on one another and trust on another. Once I was getting more towards the end, my heart began to race more. I wanted them to find a way to be together but also to be at peace.
Ending: I think the ending is very fitting. Both Alona and Will have fought hard to get where they are at and to see them happy… its awesome!!
Overall, I adore this series. It has great growth from start to finish. Both characters have learn quite a bit about one another and despite them being so different, they fell in love. Body & Soul is great!
I give it 4 BITES!