Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review and Giveaway: GHOSTGIRL by JB Salsbury

by JB Salsbury
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Pages: 404
Source: Author
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She was brainwashed into believing she could save mankind.
Now, she’s the one who needs saving.

Abandoned with his two younger brothers, Milo Vega was placed in foster care. Now a twenty-year-old high-school senior covered in gang tattoos and working as the school’s janitor, he is living a life vastly different from the one he was destined for.

When another foster joins the family, this one from the psychiatric facility, Milo’s skeptical. A rare genetic condition makes her unlike any girl he’s ever seen, and he wants nothing to do with the one he calls Ghostgirl.

Despite his reluctance, his protective instincts flare when she enrolls in school, and eventually, an unlikely friendship grows between them. When a tragic event snaps her fragile psyche, Milo is faced with the possibility of never seeing her again.

Unless he risks it all to save her.

My Thoughts

I've been on the lookout for a new JB Salsbury book to read ever since I finished reading her adult novel WRECKED. When she announced her new book was young adult, I instantly knew this book would be next. I love young adult stories - while the characters are in high school, both teen and adult audiences will be drawn to this story. 

There are many layers to GHOSTGIRL - it's dramatic and romantic with elements of danger. I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started reading it (I thought there could be some paranormal qualities to it), but I was immediately swept up in the storytelling and intrigued by this mysterious character.

I love an emotional story and Salsbury has given us that with GHOSTGIRL. And there's a bit of mystery. Mercy's past is revealed mainly through flashbacks. Through partial memories, we get glimpses of her experiences - the confusion, the terror, but never getting the complete picture. The story opens up as we gradually begin to understand what she happened to her that led her to a psychiatric facility.

Milo is not the typical high school protagonist. His age and his history doesn't allow him to have the typical high school experience. But there is something about his past and his relationship with his brothers that helps him understand what Mercy needs. His is protective of her, sometimes overprotective, as she navigates her way through high school and finds her place in the outside world. And as their attachment to each other becomes strong, Milo will do anything to make sure she is safe, leading Milo down a path he never wanted to return to.

I loved reading GHOSTGIRL for its intensity, the mystery, and the romance. Milo and Mercy are unusual characters in their own way, but together they make sense. There's more to Milo and Mercy's story and I just can't wait to discover what is ahead for them.

Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from the author. I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


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  1. Ooh, this sounds like my kind of story! I'm currently reading Hell Divers III by Nicholas Sansbury Smith. Such a fabulous series and I hope they make it into movies.

  2. I just finished More Than Words by Mia Sheridan! Thanks for the giveaway!


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