Body and Soul (The Ghost and the Goth #3) by Stacey Kade


The final book in The Ghost and the Goth Trilogy!

Good Reads Summary

The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily…or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being haunted…by me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying…

The Goth
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner…

 My Review

Spoiler Alert – plot details are revealed

Body and Soul is the last of the Ghost and the Goth series.  Alona simply cannot tolerate how she looks as Lily and proceeds to not only make over Lily’s body, but decides to merge their names, Alona and Lily to create the new persona, Ally.  Will and Lily’s family find themselves challenged to understand and accept this transformation, which creates a great deal of tension in the book.  Next, Ally finds herself in competition with another ghost who is trying to achieve what Alona has, a body.  The plot introduces fraternal twins; Edmund and Erin, who complicate Will and Ally’s lives.  Erin was very controlling in life and kept Edmund on a short leash.  She died at a party and haunts Ed, still trying to control him.  When she learns that Ally has a new lease on life, she wants it and the trouble begins. 

Out of all the books, I have to say that my favorite was the first.  However, Body and Soul does a reasonably good job of resolving all the issues that have faced Alona and Will through the three novels and presents a well thought out conclusion.

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