Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway: Dead and Missing by Chris Myers


Welcome to my stop on the Dead and Missing Tour hosted by AToMR Tours
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Title: Date with the Dead
Author: Chris Myers
Publication date: March 19th 2013
Genre: Paranormal Mystery / Romance
Age Group: Young Adult 
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Source: Copy for Review
My rating: 4 / 5 stars


~Synopsis~
Sixteen-year-old Jolie Livingston's closest and only friend Drew is this really hot dead guy, and it bites that the self-absorbed princesses at school cannot even see him. That's right she can communicate with the dead. It's the living she has trouble with. She and her mom inherited this awesome crib in Plymouth, MA. It's quite a step-up from the homeless shelter in New Orleans, but there's a catch. They can't afford the past due mortgage, so Jolie's working on that. She starts a ghost hunting business called Ripsters. Somehow she's managed to recruit Brittany, a glamour SAP smothered in pink, and a techie allergic to ghosts. Brit actually thinks he resembles the R&B singer Chris Brown. All that pink has clouded her vision. They both have special talents Jolie's hoping will be useful to their venture. Right now, they're working for a family in need of major therapy due to a dead guy with a hole in his head. 

~My Thoughts~
Usually I'm not drawn to mysteries, but the premise of a supernatural themed mystery had me intrigued. I love a good ghost story and hunting ghosts is even better. I must admit, I'm jealous of the abilities of Jolie and her mom. I'd love to be able to help spirits cross over and give families closure. Jolie and her mom come from a line of women in their family who all have the ability to see and speak to the dead or be a medium through which a spirit can communicate with the living. How cool would that be to inherit that kind of ability? 

I loved the characters, especially when they're together. From appearances alone, Jolie, Reese, Brittany, and Drew don't seem like they would be friends, but the supernatural brings them together. Somewhere along the way, they realize they have become friends who depend on one another. I connected with Jolie right away - the way she thinks and the style of clothes she wears plus her background is so interesting and made me want to know more about her. The author gives a few hints of some of the work with ghosts Jolie did when she lived in New Orleans. 

The ghost hunting expeditions, the seances, and the mystery surrounding it all was so much fun to read! I couldn't get enough. Jolie is braver than most people would be when it comes to the spirit world - I know that though I'd love to have her abilities, I'm not so sure I'd be as brave as she was, especially when the ghost with the hole in his head turns menacing. 

Overall, this is a light read that you'll fly through, pun intended. I relished every minute of it with all of the twists and turns. The author did a fantastic job of keeping me on my toes and guessing the identity of the murderer. I'm so excited for the sequel! 

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Title: Dead and Missing (Ripsters #2)
Author: Chris Myers
Released: July 13, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Mystery / Romance
Age Group: Young Adult 
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours


~Synopsis~
Sixteen-year-old Brittany Howland only knows one other girl, Jolie Livingston, who can communicate with the dead like herself. When Brittany takes Jolie's haunt fishing to get him out of Jolie's hair, he mysteriously disappears. Brittany isn't sure how she'll tell Jolie she lost her stupid ghost. Jolie thinks her dead best friend Drew has finally crossed over, but Brittany knows better. Just before Drew went missing, he revealed why he hasn't hitchhiked to the afterlife, a secret Brittany swore she'd take to the grave. 

*Review coming soon*

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~About the Author~

Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. She has a real job but would love to write full time. Her books have won and placed in the finals and semifinals for several awards including Paul Gillette, Rocky Mountain Gold, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon. 

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for reading Date with the Dead and being a great blog host. Hope to see you on Lennon's Rain tour coming up in late September.

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    1. You're welcome, and my review for Dead and Missing is on the way. That would be so cool - I'd love to be on your upcoming tour! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for reading Date with the Dead and being a great blog host. Hope to see you on Lennon's Rain tour coming up in late September.

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