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May 2018

ARC Review: Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider

Summary

Rose Asher believes in ghosts. She should, since she has one for a best friend: Logan, her annoying, Netflix-addicted brother, who is forever stuck at fifteen. But Rose is growing up, and when an old friend moves back to Laguna Canyon and appears in her drama class, things get complicated.

Jamie Aldridge is charming, confident, and a painful reminder of the life Rose has been missing out on since her brother’s death. She watches as Jamie easily rejoins their former friends–a group of magnificently silly theater nerds–while avoiding her so intensely that it must be deliberate.

Yet when the two of them unexpectedly cross paths, Rose learns that Jamie has a secret of his own, one that changes everything. Rose finds herself drawn back into her old life–and to Jamie. But she quickly starts to suspect that he isn’t telling her the whole truth.

All Rose knows is that it’s becoming harder to choose between the boy who makes her feel alive and the brother she isn’t ready to lose.

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Review

My rating:

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Hi, everyone! I’m back! Before I start talking about this book, I’d like to say thanks to anyone who has given me advice about my reading slump problem. I’m currently rereading The Alice series, and I’m having fun with it so far, even though there are a few odd things that I haven’t noticed before… But I’m still rereading with a passion, so I guess it’s not too bad. The series still contains a lot of gems, though. But enough about that; let’s talk about Invisible Ghosts!

Now, if I’m being honest, I was really, really excited for anything written by Robyn Schneider. Especially after The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means. I kept on going back to her Goodreads page over and over again, just to see if she was writing a book and when it would come out. When I finally found out more about the book she was writing, there was nothing that could have stopped me from reading it! Especially since it also had to do with theatre! That hype is probably why it ended up being more of a miss than it would have otherwise. I was just too invested to the point where my expectations would never be met.

It’s not that I didn’t like the characters. They were interesting enough. I especially like Rose and her brother’s relationship, even though it kind of worried me in the beginning. And her friends were pretty fun, albeit a bit slippery. But overall, the dynamic of the characters and dialogue were worth reading.

It was actually the world-building and mythology that didn’t appeal to me as much. There was just so much left open to guessing in that area. Where exactly did Rose and Jamie’s ability to see ghosts come from? How come ghosts haven’t been popping up everywhere Rose goes? How do ghosts affect Rose versus Jamie? And that’s just the tip of the question iceberg! 😉

So, in the end, I didn’t enjoy Invisible Ghosts as much as I thought I would, but I’m glad I got a chance to read another one of Robyn Schneider’s novels. And for anyone who is interested, Invisible Ghosts comes out on June 5th, 2018!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

– Sumaya

I received an advance reader’s copy from HarperCollins Canada in exchange for an honest review.

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It’s Official: I’m in a Reading Slump

Hi, everyone! Sorry for disappearing on you! It’s just that I’ve been faced with a reading slump and have no idea what to do about it. Every book I try to read starts off as enticing, but then I end up bored with it. Usually, when this happens I just read another genre, but that doesn’t seem to be working…

If you have any advice on what to do when in a reading slump, I would love to hear it!

Have a nice day!

– Sumaya

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