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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.