Wednesday, 17 February 2010

My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray

Title: My So-Called Afterlife
Author: Tamsyn Murray
Published by: Piccadilly Press
Publication date: 26th January 2010
Pages: 176
Genres: Young Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the author.

"Aaargh!" Stumbling backwards, the man's face flooded with horrified embarrassment. "How long have you been there?" My mind fizzed furiously. He could see me. He could actually see me! I could have hugged him! Well, I couldn't, but you know what I mean...

Fifteen year old Lucy has been stuck in the men's loos since she was murdered there six months ago and Jeremy is the first person who's been able to see or hear her. Just her luck that he's a seriously uncool geography-teacher-type...but at least he's determined to help. Once he's found a way for her to leave the loos, she's soon meeting other ghosts, including the gorgeous Ryan. However, when Jeremy insists that she helps him track down her killer, she has to confront her greatest fear...

My So-Called Afterlife is probably the best book I've read this year! Seriously, I think it was more addictive than the Twilight series! It was such a funny, gripping book and Tamsyn got the sarcasm of a 15 year old girl just right. It made me laugh out loud in places - I was surprised to hear it's her first book! Most books make me lose interest half way through, but this book didn't, it was so brilliant I read it in a day! My favourite character is Lucy Shaw (the teenage ghost) because she was such a funny character, and her thoughts sometimes made me laugh. I was really sad when the book finished - the 184 pages flew by!

The ending was good too - all the ends were tied up, although it did leave you wanting more!! I have absolutely no complaints about this book! It was fabulous all the way through. Tamsyn, you should be proud!
And now, as promised, you get the chance to win a signed copy of My So-Called Afterlife! This is an already signed copy of the book, not an actual book signing. To enter, just fill in this form HERE. This competition finishes on the 10th March so you have plenty of time!