Saturday, January 1, 2011

Review: She Smells the Dead + Giveaway!



It's the beginning of senior year and Yuki's psychic awareness of ghostly spirits is threatening to ruin her life. Her ability to sense spirits of the dead isn't glamorous like on TV. SHE SMELLS THE DEAD. Yuki is being visited in her dreams and suspects that her friend Calvin is involved in something strange. Will Yuki be able to save the spirits and herself?






My Thoughts

First things first I LOVE the cover of this book. The simplicity of it and most of all the mystery behind it. By looking at this cover I would never be able to guess that it was about psychic powers.

Stevens did a marvelous job at developing the characters - Yuki, Calvin, Emma, and Simon. Yuki is the one with the psychic ability to smell the dead. The smell can be anything in this case it is vinegar. Calvin is Yuki's loyal guy friend who is gradually becoming more and more irresistible. Emma is Yuki's vegan and headstrong friend. Simon, is Calvin's trainer and he is a tease. He constantly flirts with Yuki and calls her "love". He also has a serious side that can be frightening sometimes.

The story line was simple, an easy to read and understand. I liked the fact that the writing was like that of a real teen girl. It showed us what she was thinking and how she felt. This story was fun and I loved all the different twists and turns. I cannot wait to read the next in the series Spirit Storm which is available sometime in 2011.

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Winner will receive my *SIGNED* copy of She Smells the Dead along with a bookmark and postcard!

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Thanks to E.J. Stevens for providing the book to review!

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