Ashes to Ashes
When sixteen-year-old Callie ends up in a spirit realm called the Prism after she dies in a car accident, she grieves the loss of her life, particularly the boyfriend she was on her way to see when she crashed. But she’s told by the fellow ghost who’s assigned to be her “Guide” that it’s now simply her job to “haunt” her loved ones, to be invisibly near them and help them come to terms with her loss. Even though she does want to help them, she can’t accept her new status and her inability to communicate with her boyfriend, best friend, and father. When some other ghosts tell her she can do more and doesn’t have to blindly follow the instructions of her Guide, Callie spends some time with them. While she feels more “alive” in their company and more able to do some of the things she feels she should be doing, she isn’t quite sure about some of their actions and motives. Eventually, things get downright dangerous.
Ashes to Ashes is an original take on the afterlife with some interesting concepts. The love story angles fell a bit flat for me, but the plot and action kept my attention.
|Katherine Tegen Books
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