Arc provided by Egmont USA through Netgalley
Release Date: October 8 th
A delightful, fast paced and quirky adventure who happens to feature a sharp witted ghost as its main character.
Josephine Drollery had everything to lead a happy and successful life..okay, there is was the small matter of an arranged marriage with an idiot..but she was still twelve years old, a lot of things could happen until then.
He could die in the meantime! ;)
*Focus* And did I mentioned that she has a sharp tongue?
Well, she has, and that's something that Josephine doesn't lose, contrary to what happens with her pulse. Poor girl.
Here was someone dotted by her parents and having a pretty good life. And what happens?
Someone kills them. All of them. Even the not so interesting fiancée...
One day, Josephine awakes. Her body is on the ground, and her spirit is no longer attached to it, and she has no idea of what just happened.
Luckily, the girl is more tough than Rambo and Terminator put together, and on the face of such tragedy, decides to undergo her own investigation.
Also, being a new ghost and such, has some perks _ which I am not going to divulge _ and she ends up being able of putting together a small and non-orthodox "task-force" in order to help her.
The author also plays with the so called "paranormal database", in the sense that this story manages to avoid the same old storylines, opting instead for creating a new dynamic and a whole set of characteristics _ normally associated with other paranormal beings _ for Josephine, who is unlike any other ghost I have ever read about.
Basically, I now see ghosts as cousins of vampires and Fae, lol.
This is a relatively small book and one of the things that shines throughout all the narrative its the quirkiness, intelligence and humour that it displays.
It manages to be funny without being crass or idiotic.
It doesn't take itself too seriously.
And it left me wanting more. Definitely a series that I hope to follow.
I'll leave you with a quote from the Arc: