Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic: What was the best book you read in May?
Last month I started The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington at the beginning of May and then moved onto Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld which has been a slow one for me. So the best book has to go to...
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
It was a quick book to get through with a fast enough pace. I did like the focus was always on the
For people who don't like horror I would still say this would be a good read. The paranormal/horror elements aren't as frequent as you would expect from a haunted house story. It's really more about the mystery: Who murdered Kayla Sloane?
I liked the MC. She was quite happy to move to a bigger house and bigger town. Her relationship with her stepmother was a little hostile but she never whined about it and always had her focus on more important things. She sort of blended into her new school, nervous but still quite happy being herself and not all worried about being in a clique and not purposely wanting to be an outsider.
There is romance but again that isn't the focus of the plot and when there might have been a time for romance the ghost happily lets Jade and the readers know this is neither the time nor the place for concentrating on boyfriends. Even with two male characters who are interested in her there is no love triangle. Jade makes it clear from the start that she isn't interested in Kane which is quite a relief to see. Most female characters these days lead the two male LIs along, switching from one to the other.
I would say the murderer was predictable but it was still entertaining to read. Everyone had their secrets that had some tiny part in the events leading up to Kayla's death and it was fun putting the pieces and the overall story together as the book went on.