Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review: Wraith

Wraith, by Edie Claire. The GoodReads summary:
Seventeen-year-old Kali has always seen two sets of people: those living now, and those who lived before. But on her spring break in Hawaii, she is suddenly surrounded by more shadows than ever. Including one who, unlike the others, can see her too.

Zane remembers nothing besides surfing the monster waves of Oahu's North Shore. He doesn't even know how, or when, he died. He only knows that Kali's "gift" could be his last chance to find the light--before the mysteries of his past plunge them both into darkness.
This book was a lot of fun—I think that’s the best way I can describe it. It wasn’t too deep or too fluffy; it was just an easy, enjoyable read.

Kali is highly likeable—she’s normal, you know? Well, she can see ghosts, so maybe “normal” is the wrong word. Let’s just say she doesn’t have any annoying or strange personality quirks, and she seems like someone I could easily strike up a conversation with. And I liked the balance the author strikes regarding Kali’s ability to see ghosts—she’s not completely clueless or bitter about it, but she doesn’t fully embrace it either. It’s just a fact of life for her and something she has to deal with.

I really enjoyed Zane. He’s that hot but easy-going and light-hearted type that’s really refreshing to come across in YA fiction. And I loved his and Kali’s relationship. Although they both have these burgeoning romantic feelings for each other and whatnot, they’re friends first and foremost. And they really get to know each other, which made their relationship all the more believable. Well, maybe not “believable,” since he’s a ghost, but whatever.

Overall, a quick, entertaining read. The characters are likeable, the story is fun, and the ending leaves it open for a sequel while still giving you a sense of closure.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

1 comment:

  1. The title and cover makes this book seem like its going to either be scary or super deep. I'm deathly afraid of ghosts so I don't think I can read this one but I wish I could. It sounds really interesting.


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