Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Phantom Summer Book Review and Giveaway

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Title: Phantom Summer
Author: Amy Sparling
Publisher: 336Love
Date of Publication: September 5, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA with ghosts

Seventeen-year-old Taylor Gray moves to Sterling Island to get over her dead boyfriend. Mom’s cool with letting her crash on the couch, but Taylor needs to get a job before the lights are cut off again.

When the tall, dark and crazy Raine Tsunami offers her a position at his thriving ghost tour business, she figures it’s an easy way to make some cash. Taylor isn’t afraid of ghosts--that crap is as fake as her mom’s boob job. She loves their adventures on the historic island, especially the secret places he shows her when the crowds go home. So what if all the ghost stories are just legends?

When Taylor comes face to face with a ghost and Raine crosses the line between friend and boyfriend--Taylor’s new life collides with her haunted past. If murdered people end up as ghosts, then that someone she was trying to forget is probably watching her.

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My Opinion:
If you are looking for a story with ghosts but isn't really scary then this is the perfect book to read. In Phantom Summer Taylor feels so guilty over her best friends death because she believes she caused the accident that killed him. Taylor decides to move away and try to forget all about her old life. She moves in with her mom and her life is getting better until she starts to believe in ghosts because she sees one for herself one day. That makes is hard for her to move on and be happy with Raine, the handsome ghost tourist guide she meets. I loved the characters especially Raine and Margaret. The ending was alright but I felt like there needed to be just a little more. I really liked this book but it's missing something I'm just not sure what so because of that I would give it 4 and a half stars. Actually more like four and three fourths if that's even possible (but yes it's possible because that's what I decided)!

About Amy Sparling
Amy Sparling is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world. Amy Sparling is a pen name for YA author Cheyanne Young.


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