Tuesday, May 8

Book Review: Adventures of a Graveyard Girl

Author:  Milda Harris
Title: Adventures of a Graveyard Girl (Funeral Crashing #2)
Genre: Mystery, Adventure, Thriller, Comedy, YA
Pages: e-book
First Published: April 23rd, 2012
Where I Got It: Given me to read and review from Charisma Media Network for my honest opinion

"Kait Lenox is back! It's Homecoming Dance time and Kait is excited. It's her first dance with a date and that date is none other than one of the hottest, most popular guys in her school, Ethan Ripley! For once Kait doesn't feel like a funeral crashing weird girl and it's the most perfect romantic evening ever...at least until a girl gets murdered in the high school bathroom. Rumors fly, panic ensues, and Kait can't help herself, she assigns herself to the case!" 

I do apologize, because this post is a day late! This was meant to be posted yesterday. College...you know.

This is the second book from the series. I didn't read the first one, but fear not! This book can stand pretty well as a stand-alone.

First off let me say: I LOVE KAIT LENOX! Such a witty and funny girl. Yes, she was a little...odd, but I feel like it added to her charm and made her a very interesting character. I would have loved her if I went to High School with her. I also loved her friends and her popular "boyfriend" Ethan. I would have been in love with him too *swoons*. Reading this made me recall my own bad and good memories of High School. My experience was mixed, but I could relate with Kait in a lot of aspects. Just like her, I was weird and not popular by any standards. However, I did manage to find some connects into the higher clan of the popular kids. Once that was established, the last two years of High School was better. I wasn't picked on anymore and I was not harassed by the popular kids, because I was protected by my connections. 

ANYWAYS *clears throat*, this was a fun little read. Only 100 pages or so, so it wasn't too challenging. I enjoyed the murder mystery and I was rather stunned at the end! It doesn't happen often, but Milda Harris bested me! She sure did throw in a rather surprising, but a fantastic ending. Brownie points for you good ma'am!

I also must give a bow to Milda Harris, because I was able to read this without reading the first book. I wasn't confused at all with what was going on. Events in the last book that did have relevance was explained to a degree, so readers like moi wouldn't be confused. 

At the moment I can't really think of anything I wasn't a fan off...I've been trying but the only thing that pops into my mind is that it is in 1st person. 1st person narration isn't my favorite if it isn't done right. Well, I don't dislike it, but I'm just picky. I don't know how to explain what I mean; I feel like 1st is the hardest writing style to perfect. However, Milda Harris earned more brownie points, because I feel like she did a very good job with it. Brava!

All-in-all, this was a fun, little book. I would recommend this for those looking for a light read, with a wonderful leading lady and a pretty cute sidekick (Ethan). It was a fun adventure and I'm glad I was able to read this. I have no choice but to grant this 5 stars! Woot woot!

Favorite Character(s): Kait, Ethan (*cheesy smile*), and Troy.
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Madison (she may have been the victim, but it doesn't mean I have to like her), Julia (bleh), and Ariel (grr, however she managed to sink her claws into Troy I will never know)

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Blodeuedd said...

Take it easy and do not study and nothing else now :) Every woman needs a reading break

Carole Rae said...

B, you are 100% right. Midterms are done and I should relax now. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I've not heard of this series. But sounds like its a fun cozy mystery read, and quick at that. :) Thank you!

Giselle said...

This sounds like a really fun series and short books are refreshing! I'll have to check out book 1! :)

Carole Rae said...

Melissa, I hadn't either until this book was handed to me (figuratively, because it was an ebook). It was a nice little mystery.

Giselle, they are! I needed a break from the hugeish books. haha. I should too, but I feel like reading the second one tainted me for the first. =)