Review of My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

I won this book in a First Reads giveaway on Goodreads.com.

My Last Kiss is about a girl named Cassidy who died at her birthday party.  The police have ruled it a drunken suicide, but she’s pretty sure it was murder. The question is, which one of her friends did it?  She comes back as a ghost and has to figure out what really happened to her so she can rest. Her boyfriend, Ethan, is able to see her and helps her figure everything out.

I like the author’s writing style and the story was engaging. I didn’t want to put it down and kept thinking about the book while I was at work. I wanted my shifts to end so I could just read. The descriptions of everything were really well done. I could picture everything, which made me like this even more.

My favorite character was the main character because she’s flawed and knows it. Her parents are getting a divorce and she had started doing things that she normally wouldn’t have been doing.  Mica was my least favorite character. The guy is a creep and a stereotypical “player/jock” combo.

I like how Cassidy switches from the present to her memories of her life and the night of the party. The transitions are abrupt sometimes, but that’s because she basically gets sucked into the past. A lot of clues are revealed that way. It kind of sucks that she can’t control it, but she does figure out how to “ghost-port” between places in the present.

One of the sort of shocking things in the book was that one of her best friends betrayed her and kept a lot of secrets from her. She was pretty deranged. I had a few different guesses about who the killer was, but I didn’t figure out who it really was until right before it was revealed. The author does a good job at keeping you guessing.

The bridge was basically a character in the book. It’s very central to the plot. Her first and last kisses took place there, her friends and sister keep going to the bridge, and the climax of the book takes place there.

If you like mystery, contemporary romance, young adult books, and/or nice imagery, you might like this. There is underage drinking and some swearing, incase that bothers anyone.

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I love reading, listening to music, watching wrestling and spending time with my friends and family. I read mostly Young Adult books and I love paranormal books, especially vampire ones. I am originally from Connecticut, but I live in Maryland now. I have a book buying habit and I'm addicted to the book section of my local thrift shop.

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