Friday, 3 September 2010

My So-Called Haunting by Tamsyn Murray

Title: My So-Called Haunting
Author: Tamsyn Murray
Published by: Piccadilly Press
Publication date: 20th August 2010
Pages: 352
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Spirits, spells and bad boy hell...Who says the living have it easy?

Skye, a fourteen-year-old who can see ghosts, is very stressed. Not only is the ghost of sixteenth-century witch giving her fashion tips, but she's struggling to settle into life with her aunt, and is developing a crush on the most unattainable boy in the school, Nico.

When her aunt asks for her help with a troubled teen ghost Dontay, she's glad of the distraction. But then Nico starts paying her more attention, and she's soon facing a battle to keep her love life and her psychic life separate.

As things get ever more complicated, it looks as though Dontay's past might cost Skye her future.

After reading My So-Called Afterlife (the first in the series) I was SO excited to find out there was going to be a sequel. I waited patiently for it to be published, getting more excited to read it every day, and now it is finally here! The wait was so worth it - I loved it! I'd even go as far to say it was better than the first one - and the first one was amazing so just think how good this one is! Definitely worth reading.

This book was told by new character Skye, who is fourteen years old. She is physic; she can see ghosts and speak to them just like her auntie, Celestine. There are a lot of new people, ghosts etc in this book, but a few things from My So-Called Afterlife remain the same which I thought was nice. There's a few unexpected twists in this book, and you have no idea what will happen next, it's great! Tamsyn has done a brilliant job keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. :-)

The cover is really, really cool. It's elegant, mysterious and fun at the same time! I love the bright pink against the black and grey, it really stands out.

I have no complaints whatsoever about this book. It was REALLY REALLY GOOD! I can't tell you how good it was. Loved it! 10000/5!


  1. Great review, Amber, and I'm so pleased you loved it. I am just finishing the next book and can promise there are very exciting times ahead for Nico and Skye :)

  2. I'm sooooooo desperate to read it!!!

  3. :O You're so lucky to have read this!
    Is it out yet? My So-called Afterlife was amazing <3

  4. It comes out on the 23rd September 2010 :)

    Thanks for the comments!