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Joana In The Sky With Books

I'm Joana, medical student, compulsive book buyer and book blogger. I blog mainly about YA fiction

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My rating: 4.5/5
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Alessa is a freshman in a public college. After the death of her parents she got severely depreesed which caused her grades to drop and prevented her to enter the private college of her dreams. Nonetheless, she starts to adjust to her new life in her new sorority house, where she meets her best friend Janie. As things start to get better, Alessa starts seeing a ghostly figure and dosn't rest until she finds out who he is, why is he there and how can she help him. But things aren't always what they seem...

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Loved it. I have to say that when I first started reading I felt it was going to be a very predictable book, mainly because I didn't read the last sentence on the blurb...which was probably a good thing because the twists were a very pleasant surprise!
The book does move a bit slowly at first but once some of the secrets start unravelling it is impossible to put the book down!
I also thought that Alessa was a very strong main character not just physically (which is only shown towards the end of the book) but especially mentally. Even though she got depressed after her parents' sudden death (which is understandable) she still picked herself up. Besides, after some of the secrets are revealed we start to figure out just how strong she is.
One thing that I wasn't a great fan of was the amount of times some things were explained after the secrets are revealed...I am aware though that things had to be explained more than one time to fit the story, but it still felt a bit repetitive to me.
All in all, I think that the author was able to create a fantastic new world, the twists and genre changes were very well handled and the characters were likeable. I definitely recommend this book and can't wait to read the next one!