Monday, February 27, 2012

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker

Genre: YA, Paranormal
Published:  Oct. 2011, 272 pp.
Source:  Review request by author
Review:  3.5/5 stars

Brief Summary:  (From Goodreads)  Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.
Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination...
My Thoughts:  First of all, thank goodness for a YA stand-alone book!
I liked this ghostly romance.  I haven't read many books with ghosts but I thought this was an interesting take on the classic ghost story.  The characters are likable, realistic and the romance is sweet.

Recommendations:  What I like most about this book is that it's one that I can read and enjoy as well as my 12 year-old daughter whose new reading obsession is romance.  Help me!  :)

Ratings:  1.2.1  Includes some kissing scenes, there is some description of blood and violence, and very little profanity.

Thanks for reading!


Suey said...

Kim! You blogged! :) My daughter hasn't said much about romance yet. I'm not sure what that means. Is she hiding something from me do you think? I think she would LOVE this one as she is very much into ghosts. And probably romance too.

Kim said...

I know, can you believe it? I figured I don't have an excuse not to blog right now because I'm almost bedridden. I got appendicitis on Friday so after surgery I'm forced to slow down for a few days. Hopefully I can get some good reading and blogging done.

Jenny said...

Oh, I was way into romance at a really young age and look at me now. Still single. ;) Don't worry. This one sounds interesting, though. I hadn't heard of it.

Jessica said...

Yay! A post. And yay! A stand alone YA. It sounds interesting. I could probably use a good ghost story about now.

Suey said...

Oh dear... I hope you are doing okay. That sounds yucky! But nice that you can read and blog for a bit! Take advantage, but get well soon too!