Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blog Tour: Review: The Ghost of You

The Ghost of You by Amanda Burckhard
Release Date: 12/30/14
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:

Emmy has everything she’s ever wanted: a hot boyfriend she adores, great friends, a promising future, and even a well-connected family. But one night rips it all away.

A car accident shatters her world, claiming the lives of her twin brother and her best friend. In the wake of the accident, her friends drift away, her family falls apart, and her boyfriend cheats.

The grief is more than she can handle, so she finds escape at the bottom of a bottle of painkillers. Taking the pills makes her brother alive again, if only in her head. Seeing and talking to her brother as if he were still alive is the only thing that keeps her going. Until Logan King moves to town. Logan sees past the mask of pristine popularity she wears in public and he’s the only one who can tell she hasn’t moved on. His uncanny ability to read her forces her to open up and she starts to fall for him, no matter how unwilling she is to admit it. But Emmy isn’t the only one keeping secrets and when a close brush with death sparks events that bring everything to light, Emmy
will have to decide what’s more important: learning how to forgive and move on, or holding onto the pills and the ghost of her past.

My Thoughts:
I can't think of anything wrong with this book, so I'll stick with positives.

I love how there really isn't any sugar coating in this book. Emmy's twin and best friend both die, so she starts taking pills. I'm so glad that that is not masked, because, guess what? It happens. Avoiding it in literature is only lying, whereas Amanda lays it all out, which is important.

Aww the romance in this book is really cute. I just...yeah, I don't want to give anything away. It's worth it, though. The romance. Totally worth it.

I was really impressed by the characters and the story in general. This book was very good and kept me wanting more.

4 stars

About the Author

Amanda Burckhard grew up exploring bat caves and hunting for dinosaur bones in the Black Hills of South Dakota. When she wasn’t crossing paths with mountain lions, she was making up stories and devouring books at the library. Although, she still does that.

Amanda loves to travel and cross out things on her adrenaline packed bucket list. Some of the things she's been able to cross out include see an active volcano erupt, ride a gondola in Venice, and pet a tiger. She currently lives in North Sioux City, South Dakota and works as a microbiologist by day. Some of her obsessions include comic book movies, hot chocolate, sushi, sunshine, and Doctor Who.


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