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Estelle: Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: April 30, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 352 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: supernatural, ghosts, new kids at school, bullying Format read: ARC from Edelweiss via Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Jeff starts a fancy new private school when his family moves to California, and […]

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May 2, 2013 - 6:08 am

Lori - Ghosts are still one paranormal creature I like. For suggestions, the Shade series by Jeri Smith Ready! I know you don’t read a lot of paranormal, but they are so good. I can recommend them without any hesitation. Oh and The Diviners!

Anyway, this one sounds like fun. I didn’t even know what this one was about until now. I’m intrigued. 🙂

May 1, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Kate - As for suggestions about ghosts, I enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood (can’t remember the author’s name offhand – picked it up from the library on a whim). Sounds like a very different tone than this one, but also a male narrator, which I found refreshing too! I’ll have to check the library for this one; sounds fun!

April 30, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Vivian - I loved this book. So light & funny. It was hilarious watching Jeff slowly realize that Kim is actually a ghost. I loved Jeff and I agree, their banter was the highlight of the book. Great review!

April 30, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Alexa Y. - This sounds like SO MUCH FUN! I don’t read very many ghost stories, so I can’t help you there. But I will say that your review definitely has me wanting to check this one out! I like reading from a male POV at times, and the story of this one sounds pretty quirky.

April 30, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Princess Ash @ Paranormal Indulgence - I think my main concern was that the story would feel thin on account of the male perspective not being fully fleshed out, including his interactions with his friends and romance. But I like the idea of a bitchy, selfish ghost and a practical non-believer MC. I’m planning on reading this one next week!

April 30, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Hmmm very interesting!
“BOO AM I” HAHAHA. Oh, I love it.
I kind of like that he didn’t buy into the whole ghost thing right away! Thank goodness.
Hmmm, borrow it, you say? I feel like this one may be a book for me, but hard to tell so far. I guess I’ll just have to try it 😀

April 30, 2013 - 9:14 am

Bookworm1858 - Ghosts are my favorite paranormal creatures! Some of my favorite recent stories are Absent by Katie Williams and Hereafter by Tara Hudson, though both are more serious than this one.

April 2013 Young Adult Book Releases

Happy Saturday, friends! I hope you have safe travels if you’re on the road to visit family this weekend. If you’re at home snuggled up with a book, I’m living vicariously through you. Dustyn and I are doing lots of traveling. Don’t you worry, though, I’ll be reading a book in the car. There are […]

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March 31, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - Can’t wait to read The Elite! I fell in the love with the first one and I’m excited to see where the author is going to take the story. Plus the covers are gorgeous!

March 30, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Well, crap. I feel like How I Lost You is going to make me sob buckets. But I really, really want to read it!

Also, yayyyy for summery covers!

March 30, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Annie - Ohmigod, so many good books! I absolutely cannot wait for April. You can count on the fact that I will be the first person in the bookstore on each and every day. So excited!!! Especially for This Is What Happy Looks Like and The Symptoms of Insanity! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Rachel - Well, my TBR list just got WAY longer. I didn’t know there were so many contemps coming out this month! The covers for How I Lost You and How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True are so pretty! I’m excited to finally be able to read The Boyfriend App. I feel like I’ve been waiting for forever for that one.

March 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - April is such a great book month! I’m looking forward to so many of these books, although I’m sure my purse isn’t, haha!

March 30, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Leoni - Lots of exciting books! The Program sounds interesting, I’m looking forward to reading reviews for it and yes April 23rd is looking very summery! 🙂

March 30, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Nancy @ Tumbling Books - I want all of these, but especially The Elite, The Program, and Taken. April needs to get here quicker!