Friday, July 4, 2014

Book Review: My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

This is my first time participating in the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge . If you have time, go check out all the books in the challenge, and start reading!

My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

About the book:

What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss--the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died--is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.

If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made--good and bad--that led to her last kiss

Praise for the book:
"Cassidy is sure she had no reason to end her life, and she cannot move on until she discovers how she really died . . . The story unfolds as her spirit is pulled uncontrollably from one grief-stricken friend or family member to another, and to reliving the events that led to her death." - School Library Journal

My Review:
I liked this book because it was an easy read that had several twists and turns. I had a theory about someone in her circle of friends, but the ending surprised me. The book shows us what some friendships go through, what one might do to betray a loved one in a relationship, and what goes on behind closed doors in some families. I didn't agree with choices Cassidy made, but by the end of the book, I had forgotten about her mistakes and really felt for her ghost.  If you like YA and a good mystery, check out this book! I give this 3.0 out of 5 stars! Also, the cover art is neat too!

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    About the author: Taken from Bethany Neal's website
    I write YA novels with a little dark side and a lot of kissing! I am obsessed with (but not limited to): nail polish, ginormous rings, pigs, dream analysis, memorizing song lyrics, pickles, dessert, predestined love, not growing up, sour gummy candies, music videos, Halloween, and fictional boys who play guitar.
    You can find me locked in my writertorium for insane amounts of time. But, hey, insanity is fun!
    My Last Kiss is Bethany's debut novel.
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