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I found it very unbelievable that her boyfriend was the only one who could see or hear her. It was never really explained why either. I had such a hard time putting it down! It was such an unexpected read and I actually ended up enjoying it. I do look forward to reading more from Bethany Neal! A girl trying to piece together the circumstances of her death. What a page-turner!
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What I Liked: A contemporary novel set from the perspective of the dead heroine - weird, right? Cassidy is dead, but she's a ghost. She remembers nothing from the night of her death, but she knows it wasn't a suicide like everyone thinks it is. Someone pushed her into the ice-cold river.
Dead Cassidy is determined to know what happened to her, and so is Cassidy's friend Aimee, and Cassidy's boyfriend Ethan. Ethan can see ghost Cassidy, but no one else can. Really weird, right? This book is a mystery, and it flips between present and past. Actually, ghost Cassidy is pulled between past and present.
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One minute, she's in the present, one moment, she's being sucked into the past. Slowly, she gets pieces of her memory back, one by one. By the end of the book, she is able to figure out how she died, and all of the events leading up to her death. It's not as simple as someone pushing her. There are many factors, many players, many motives. That was definitely one of the things I liked about this book - the complexity of the entire situation. The blame is on just about everyone, even though only one person is responsible for Cassidy's death.
One girl was in love with Ethan, and wanted to sabotage Cassidy and Ethan's relationship. One boy wanted to protect his best friend's heart from getting broken by Cassidy. One boy was in love with Cassidy, except he couldn't be, because Ethan is in love with Cassidy. And Cassidy herself, dallying with another boy. Complex, intricate, fragile The mystery kept me going, if anything. I wanted to know what happened to Cassidy. But after a while, things seemed to go in circles, and I just wanted to know who did it.
Information seemed inconclusive, or unimportant.
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So, I finished this book, but I had issues with it. The plot seemed to go around and around, the mystery getting stale and boring. I WANTED to know the story behind Cassidy's death, and how each person played a role in her death, but this book kept going in circles. Scene after scene, the information presented seemed useless.
Nothing really showed anything important to solving the mystery. Not until the very end. In the end, everything is revealed, and it's like a huge info dump. I still don't fully understand everything that was revealed at the end, and quite frankly, I don't care enough to re-read the end and figure it out. I'm sorry if you might have wanted me to do that. I already know that I would not like the heroine, Cassidy, if she were a real person. I would probably hate her a lot. She seems like the stuck-up type, that gets whatever she wants without having to work hard to ask or do anything.
The sense of entitlement, it's strong with this girl. What she did with and to Caleb was wrong. And the same, with and to Ethan. I really didn't like Cassidy - I found her annoying. Of course, I wouldn't wish death on anyone, but ugh, even in death, I wasn't a fan of her. It's hard to like a book if you didn't really like the protagonist, or the plot. Again, the mystery was cool, but when it started going in circles, I sort of shut down.
I wanted to know what was going on, what had happened, and that wasn't being revealed. Even in the end, it was confusing. Also, please explain to me why Ethan is the only one that can see Cassidy? No explanation was given. You couldn't make one up? Like, Ethan and Cassidy are soul mates, or something. Absolutely no explanation was offered, and I have more of a problem with the lack of explanation, than whatever possible explanation the author could have offered.
If that makes sense. Would I Recommend It: Hmm, not really. If you already have this book, then read it! If you were already super excited to read it, then go for it! But if you were on the fence, or didn't have much interest to begin with, then don't bother. It isn't a must-read, or the next bestselling novel that I can see, anyway. I could be wrong. Rating: 3 stars. This was an interesting book, and I enjoyed reading it, but I wouldn't read it again.
Feb 20, Mari Johnston rated it it was ok. This was painful and so convoluted. The characters were not distinguishable so it was very hard to tell them apart which made everything even more confusing. There were so many pacing issues that contributed to the mess. It also had nothing special about it. Mar 21, Stacee rated it liked it Shelves: read-in This entire book is filled with topics that are serious business for 17 year olds and I'm not sure how I feel about the execution of it. They were both such good people and treated Cassidy so well. Ethan could be one of the best boyfriends ever written, so it was pretty sad to see things revealed.
It's pretty clever to have your MC dead and able to figure out what happened. The jolting back and forth between the present and That Night took This entire book is filled with topics that are serious business for 17 year olds and I'm not sure how I feel about the execution of it. The jolting back and forth between the present and That Night took some getting used to, but it was effective in revealing what happened. The first half of the book was a bit slow and whiny, but the second half was fast paced and pretty amazing.
As we start really getting the puzzle pieces, the book it really unique.
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I wavered back and forth with her. She was a great friend to her girls, but when it came to Ethan she was horrible. And for no reason. She would talk about how much she loved him and then would do something stupid. They're all so shallow and horrible. It's a mixed up cast of kids and it seriously made me wonder why any of them were friends.
Especially when Cassidy mentions several times how much she trusts Ethan with all of her secrets. And the secrets of Aimee and Madison. The separation seems to the the only reason Cassidy has. There's a brief mention of things not feeling right, that their relationship was off, but still It didn't seem fair to either of them. The reason given was that his last words to her were "Leave me alone" and when she died her last thought was how she could make it up to him. Each wished hard enough for Death to do something about it.
If she loved him that much, she wouldn't have done what she did. I wanted to read this because I enjoy these sort of "ghost" or afterlife stories. It is a spin-off of the amnesia because it becomes a quest for her to figure out what led to her death and if her last kiss was with the wrong guy. It drew me in right away because Cassidy has a voice that feels natural. She is in really stressful place because she is watching her death scene and then ends up in the morgue with her own body. Then she visits family and the boy who was her perfect first kiss.
She d I wanted to read this because I enjoy these sort of "ghost" or afterlife stories. She does what she calls melting when she has the flashbacks of memories. She feels wet and then her body starts to disappear and she "wakes up" in a new place and time. Some of the memories are from further back but most are giving us the pieces of the puzzle in the weeks leading up to her death.
I liked the friendship it drew between Cass, Aimee, and Madison. They had a group that was close, and really knew each other. Their quirks, how their emotions are displayed or hidden. Aimee and Madison both grieve differently but they get on a mission to figure out what happened to her, and are denying the rumor that she committed suicide because they feel like the friend they knew wouldn't do that, and she seemed drunk but def not depressed at the party right before Cassidy died.
Though I was surprised at the part that one of the friends in Cass' circle played into the party, the different people on the bridge with Cassidy and maybe even the one behind trying to break up Ethan and Cassidy. The romance between Ethan and Cassidy was so sweet. I loved the way they were together in the flashbacks. But things started to change and we get the impression that there was another guy, and there was also a rumor that they were breaking up but Cassidy didn't know anything about it. So, it was hard to give in to the romance completely because I don't know if Ethan was planning to break up with her, or if she cheated on him with her last kiss.
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I know they were together but there could be some sort of explanation. There was love between her and her parents, friends, etc. Then there were some times when the reveals felt like filler. There were some of the flashbacks that I liked because it gave us history with Cass and Ethan, Cass and her friends, as well as her and her family. I saw a lot of growth in Cassidy. While at the beginning she seemed like I could relate to her, and I certainly wanted to get to the bottom of her reason for being a ghost.
As I got some of the flashbacks it became a little bit harder to like her with some of her actions. But I can also get that we all make mistakes and do things in the heat of the moment that we'll regret or doesn't tell the full story who we are. But still, I can see how she realizes that and that she sees things in a new way. Ultimately though, what made me completely go there with her was as much as she tried to rationalize everything she did wrong and admit it, we all do things wrong I could see why she made the decisions she did.
And at the end, she accepted that she'd messed up, owned it, and did her best to make it all as right as possible. While there is the semi love triangle and some cheating, it never bothered me like it usually does, and I don't know if I understand that when you have a friend or boyfriend who seems so good and has a good family it is hard to confide about your own new issues at home.
And how it can be easy to mix up childhood nostalgia for feelings you can act on when the other person has been in your life so long and cares so much for you. The book really kept me guessing right up until the end, so even with the bits of repetition, I can look back and see that there are elements that really did add to the big picture. Each character played their part in the whole story and most of them really do have reason to feel at least a little guilty over all that led up to that point.
Bottom Line: If you like the premise, you'll enjoy this suspense-filled journey to discovering the events leading up to main character's death. Apr 19, Kat rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in I was so, so excited to read this book and I'm very happy to say that I really enjoyed reading it! My Last Kiss had this eerie atmosphere to it that I loved. It was a great feel to the story that made me even more interested in what was going on. The book also had flashbacks which I usually love that went well with unraveling the mystery piece by piece.
The author did such a good job with this part of the story. Within one chapter, I decided that I really liked the writing, which started the book off very well and gave me a great impression of it. My favorite part of the entire book, though, was the mystery. It was so good! I was contantly coming up with theories of who was involved in Cassidy's death, then second guessing and altering them.
Then I would go back to my original theory and wonder if I had the right guess in the first place. My mind ran around in circles as I tried to solve the mystery. I buddy read this with two other people and they seemed to have as much trouble figuring out how Cassidy died as I did. Overall, My Last Kiss didn't disappoint! The moment I first discovered it, I had a feeling that I would enjoy reading it.
The mystery, the atmosphere, and the flashbacks made the book great for me, but I also liked how this book made me cry a little. I was expecting some tears because ghost books made me really sad, but the fact that I did end up crying at the end which was a great one shows that I really connected with the story and main character. If you're looking for a mystery that will keep you guessing, you should definitely try this one! It was tough to pin down who the killer was without second guessing myself and I think many readers would appreciate that. May 23, Farrah rated it really liked it.
An intriguing YA read, full of engaging mystery, surprising secrets, and sweet romance, My Last Kiss was a just wonderful. I really liked this book and I really enjoyed reading it. Cassidy was a good heroine. She had her flaws, but she was a generally good person who was dedicated to those she cared about.
And she was determined to find out what happened the night she died and make amends for it. I thought she was a likable character. Ethan was Cassidy's boyfriend and he was a total sweetie. He wa An intriguing YA read, full of engaging mystery, surprising secrets, and sweet romance, My Last Kiss was a just wonderful. He was completely devoted to Cassidy and determined to help her find out what happened. I thought he was utterly adorable. The romance was bittersweet and lovely. Cassidy and Ethan had been together for 3 years and it was clear that they were perfect for each other, despite the circumstances that conspired against them.
I thought the romance was perfect. I liked all the secondary characters and how they were all complex in their own ways. It made the story have that much more depth and made the mystery more interesting, since they all had their own complicated motivations. I thought they were all well done. The plot was well paced and, though there were some points were the pace hit a snag, I was hooked most of the way through.
The mystery kept me engaged and totally drawn in. The truth if of what happened that night and the full extent of how much was involved in it was truly surprising. I definitely didn't expect it.
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I really enjoyed the story and the ending was bittersweet, both heartbreaking and perfect. My Last Kiss was a wonderful YA read. I really liked this book. From the intriguing mystery to the sweet romance, this book was lovely. YA lovers, this is a book you'll definitely want to check out.
So I did not know going into this one what is was about but I have to say I am happy I read it. It was page turning and very interesting. Neal made it easy to follow along with each chapter and each flash back. She is seventeen years old and still in high school. Some flashbacks revealed things about what happened, and som So I did not know going into this one what is was about but I have to say I am happy I read it.
Some flashbacks revealed things about what happened, and some of them are things you will never guess. But she has to know one thing did she do the unthinkable? I enjoy how Neal wrote this one; it was very descripted and made me feel part of the book. The flashbacks where cool always having to get to that next chapter to see what happened to Cassidy. I really liked that Ethan her boyfriend is the only one who can see her it was cute. And to read these two work together to find out what happened to her made for a much more interesting read.
I have to say I would have been a bit weirded out by all this, on both accounts I mean dead at a young age and thinking the unthinking able, cheating. This is great for YA readers and ones who want a good fast and crazy read. Thanks Neal for this one and cant wait to see more from you! I have a great love for books about ghosts and an even bigger love of a good solid mystery, and when you combine the two, I really do get excited.
I can't help it, the inner paranormal, mystery loving girl in me goes a little crazy and squeals with delight. This was such an unusual read. One full of the mysteries you would expect from a dead girl with very little memory about how she got that way and the struggle she has with excepting her fate and trying to help those she loves come to terms wit I have a great love for books about ghosts and an even bigger love of a good solid mystery, and when you combine the two, I really do get excited. One full of the mysteries you would expect from a dead girl with very little memory about how she got that way and the struggle she has with excepting her fate and trying to help those she loves come to terms with her death, as well as solve the mystery behind what happened that fateful night when her whole world was gone.
Neal did a wonderful job constantly keeping the reader on their toes as the mystery of Cassidy's death unfolds and her secrets are spilled. We are left trying to help her piece her life back to together with little clues and bits of pieces of her memories as new things are revealed to her through flashbacks and second hand encounters. There were lots of fun twists and turns and a never ending list of possibilities and suspects. This was a great debut from an author that you will want to keep an eye on. Mar 28, Ruby the boston terrier rated it did not like it.
This book was a dare that my friend dared me. This book was really just I stopped in it because I could not finish the book it was just really bad. I think its bad because the first part is of her kissing this boy and had no backstory to it. Its just these two random people dramatically kissing. And the next parts is that she died. The person Cassidy whose the main character is in the first part and a couple pages later, well she died. Archived from the original on July 17, July 12, Retrieved July 22, Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved November 22, — via Google Books.
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