Friday, March 29, 2013

Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike

***1/2



From HarperTeen:

Kimberlee Schaffer may be drop-dead gorgeous . . . but she also dropped dead last year. Now she needs Jeff's help with her unfinished business, and she's not taking no for an answer. When she was alive, Kimberlee wasn't just a mean girl; she was also a complete kleptomaniac. So if Jeff wants to avoid being haunted until graduation, he'll have to help her return all of the stolen items. But Jeff soon discovers that it's much easier to steal something than it is to bring it back.

Paying for your mistakes takes on a whole new meaning in this hauntingly clever twist on The Scarlet Pimpernel. 


I'm a fan of Aprilynne Pike's Wings series, so I was excited to read her latest endeavor.  Life After Theft is unique and interesting.  Ghost stories usually do not interest me, but there was more depth to this than your average ghost story.  It's about redemption and learning to see and love yourself.  All good lessons.  I also enjoyed the story being told through Jeff's voice and many of the visual's were hilarious!  

The description from HarperTeen says that fans of Ally Carter and Kiersten White will enjoy Life After Theft, and I have to agree.  It's a tad paranormal and a tad about sneaky thievery plans combined to make a fun read.

HarperTeen Impulse has a prequel short story One Day More, releases on 4/2/13 - I cannot wait to see what Kimberlee's last day was like!



~Shel

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