First: From Goodreads:
|*stares* Preeeettttyyyyy *loves*|
Now doesn't that sound awesome?? Check out how pretty the cover is too! It definitely gets across the whole "creepy" theme this book had going on. Seriously. AVOID READING THIS BOOK ALONE IN YOUR ROOM WHEN IT IS REALLY DARK. That lamp you have over by your chair in the corner? It might suddenly look like a creepy guy coming to kill you in a violent, painful way. And it will be terrifying. Until of course you realize it is just a lamp.*clears throat* NOT. That I have done that. ANYWHO.....
I kind of loved Rory. She was a great main character, and I loved the little southern touches that Maureen gave her, and the stories she had to tell about her family back home where hysterical. She was also really brave, but she wasn't stupid. She was still afraid
Basically, I loved the cast of characters in this book. Jazza, her roomate, is probably one of the nicest people ever, and loved every single member of the ghost police. Plus, you know, Jerome is cute, and sweet, and smart. *hugs him* That was the other thing I really liked, there was romance in this book, but it wasn't the big, main focus like it can sometimes become. I loved how Maureen was able to do that.
The scare factor was way high in this book, what with the whole crazy "Ripper" thing, and I kind of love that about it. This book scared the crap out of me, but I loved every single SECOND of terror that I felt. Plus, it kept me guessing until the very last second. I literally had no idea what was going to happen, and the last couple of chapters exploded with all of this STUFF GOING DOWN. Then, just when you think it's over: BAM!! THE ENDING hits you smack in the face. *thinks this is exactly what Maureen intended* She is the type to throw things at people. ANYWAY. The ending was so crazy SURPRISING. I didn't even see it coming. Like at all.Plus, you know, I got a super special signed copy from Books of Wonder(also known as the BEST BOOKSTORE ON THE PLANET) I so can't wait till the sequel for this one! GREAT JOB MAUREEN!!