Review: Life After Theft

Apr •  6 •  2013

Title: Life After Theft
Series: Stand-Alone
Genre: Young Adult-Supernatural
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher




“Moving to a new high school sucks. Especially a rich-kid private school. With uniforms. But nothing is worse than finding out the first girl you meet is dead. And a klepto. 

No one can see or hear Kimberlee except Jeff, so–in hopes of bringing an end to the snarkiest haunting in history–he agrees to help her complete her “unfinished business.” But when the enmity between Kimberlee and Jeff’s new crush, Sera, manages to continue posthumously, Jeff wonders if he’s made the right choice.

Clash meets sass in this uproarious modern-day retelling of Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel.”

 I read this book, no joke in a matter of a few hours. Not only was it funny, but a delightful read that I want to read again.


The characters of the book totally rocked. Sarcastic and witty, both characters fight each other like cats and dogs. There funny and unrelentless to each other. I like that their friendship grew little by little when the pieces of the truth begin to come out. They got a chance to really understand each other, from both point of views, settling in to a friendship neither one ever expect to have.


The plot of the book moved well along with the reader. I like that everything is built up nicely, allowing the reader to really grasp the plot. Even though there are no point of view switches, Ms. Pike did a great job in crafting the plot so that the reader can see from every side.


There is a love interest in the mix, aside from the friendship. It didn’t take away from the friendship, instead it adding to it, making it bloom faster. Jeff is a great kid who learns a lot about himself and others.


Life After Theft is a great story for those who are searching for more. It’s not a typical ghost story, but falls deeper off the edge, taking you down unexpected roads. A successful story that has much personality  Life After Theft rocked!


I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Apr 6, 2013

    I just read this one too and enjoyed it for the most part. But I had no idea about the Scarlet Pimpernel until I went to paste the blurb into my post. Too funny!

  2. I just finished reading Jen’s review of this and I am starting to think that I might want to read this. I initially passed on it because it sounded cheesy, and cliche, but I have been seeing some great reviews for it. After both your review and Jen’s I am swaying towards wanting to read this book.

  3. Funny? Snark? You had me there. I haven’t heard of this one but it is going on my wishlist ASAP!

  4. I can’t wait to read this. I’m pretty sure I have an e-arc somewhere. Glad you loved it.
    BTW…love the new design. I’m hoping to get over to WP in the next month or so. I just realized that my RSS feed isn’t showing your updated blog. I’ll have to change that.

  5. Jenny
    Apr 10, 2013

    I initially didn’t have much interest in this one Savy, but I’m thinking I need to change that! I love books that I just sit down and devour in a few hours, not even stopping for necessities like eating and going to bathroom. Those can wait 😉 So glad to know you loved it!

  6. Candace
    Apr 11, 2013

    I’ve been pretty curious about this one! It sounds really good and I like the authors other books!