I received this book for free from Author, Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser
Genres: New Adult
Published by Curiosity Quills Press Pages: 302
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College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.
Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn’t the only one…
Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young man determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.
Dead people don’t scare me. A least, not as much as live ones do.
What I thought of this book
How to Date Dead Guys was an interesting and strange kind of read.
Emma is kind of a loner and a little bit boring and her only sort of friend is her roommate Chrissy. Chrissy thinks she is in love with this guy Kevin and makes Emma go to a party where she meets Mike, Kevin’s brother. Emma really likes Mike but she doesn’t know how to talk to guys and she never gets to talk to him before tragedy strikes.
Angie who is Crissy’s friend leaves her Book of Shadows behind and Emma feeling so guilty over what happens decides to try and bring Mike back from the dead. The river where the accident happened has claimed a few lives and so she doesn’t get Mike right off. First she gets Sam, a depressed young man who committed suicide. Once they take care of unfinished business the river claims them back. That is when she meets Jake, a guy who drives her crazy but also makes her have fun.
Then three come back at once and she gets Steve, Bernard and Mike. They all share one shell body which can make for some interesting and eventful times. Since she is more comfortable with the dead she dives into helping each on with their problems and digs deeper into the Book of Shadows.
She falls for two of the dead guys sort of and I think out those two I really liked Jake the most, but I kind of hope that in the future she might come to like the live officer Walker as I really started to like him towards the end of the book.
Emma is pretty much your typical loner, who is more focused on her school work than having any kind of fun. She is really sort of a drag, it’s not until the dead guys that she starts being a little fun. I mean before Mike died, he was coming around and she wouldn’t even really give him the time of day or even try and flirt a bit with him. She was to shy to just go for it, but she started to open up a little once the dead guys come around, especially when Jake was there. Overall she was a decent character but flawed.
I am really curious to see what happens next so I can’t wait to try the next book in the series. If you like paranormal type book then you might find this one interesting.
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