Review: Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe

Posted April 26, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

Review: Ghost Flower by Michele JaffeGhost Flower by Michele Jaffe
Published by Penguin on April 12th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Source: Purchased
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Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next.

I purchased this book from a book sale, and the moment I read that it was about impersonating another person and murders, I was like OH YEAH. MY TYPE OF BOOK. Okay, maybe not my type of book, since I don’t really have a particular type. It’s more like the synopsis got me curious. And since it was on sale, VIOLA, I bought the book. And I honestly do not regret it one bit.

As stated above, this book has quite the suspense and mystery surrounding it. When Eve was offered a whole lot of money to impersonate some random girl named Aurora, she knew that she would be stupid to not take up the job offer. After all, what could go wrong? A LOT OF THINGS. It seemed that Aurora disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend, Liza, committed suicide. Suddenly, it does not seem like a suicide especially when Liza’s ghost started haunting Eve, and hurting the people around her just to protect Eve.

This book has a twisted plot, like no other. I finished reading the book with my mouth agape, and my eyes super wide. I really like Eve’s character. She’s the main character and this whole book was written in her POV. There were times when she had abrupt thoughts that do not make sense, but I think that’s the whole point of the book. But the way she carried herself, damn, that kickass personality of hers. I really really love this book and I have no idea how to describe how much I love it. Is there a love aspect going on in this book? You’ll have to read to find out. And no matter what, you’ll never guess who the murderer is until it’s too late, until the murderer shows himself/herself. Because in this book, EVERYONE is a suspect. Everyone has secrets and it’s really unnerving how everybody seemed evil HAHA. And this book is not draggy at all. Every part of it is crucial. The different scenes are like bits and pieces of the clues, and you have to put them all together. I thought A LOT while reading this book. And I was so sure that I could solve the identity of the murderer.

BUT I didn’t. Sigh.

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