Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book Review: The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

The Dead and Buried
The Dead and Buried

Author: Kim Harrington
Genre: YA paranormal romance and horror
Publication date: January 1st 2013
Source: eARC provided by Scholastic Press. Thank you very much!!

Book Description:
When Jade moves with her father, stepmother and 5-year-old half brother to one of the nicer towns near Boston, everything about their new house seems perfect.
But when people at school look at her weirdly when she mentions her address, Jade understands that something is wrong.
Soon she finds out that Kayla, the most popular girl in school, died in this house last year.
Kayla is still in the house - haunting it. She wants Jade to find her murderer, and if Jade won't do it, she will kill her brother.

Jade starts to look for Kayla's murderer, but finding him is not easy. Apparently  almost everyone in this school has a motive to kill Kayla. Can Jade find the killer? Can she save her brother?

My thoughts:
This book was one of the best books I've ever read!! It's hard to describe how much I LOVED it. 

This books is a combination of horror, mystery and high school drama. I like all three of them and together, they make a FANTASTIC combination!  I'm not even sure which part of the book I liked best since everything was so good!!

I loved it when Jade communicated or felt the ghost's presence. These were the creepiest parts... and they were really, truly creepy!!! There were moments when I was thinking that this book can't get any creepier, but it did.  I think I haven't slept for a couple of nights because of that XP
Another good thing was that this book was very hard to guess. I really hate it when I guess the ending right on the first few pages... In this book, I understood who the murderer was only at the ending. This is a world record, because I'm a very good book-guesser! lol

Jade was a great character. She always acted like her true self and was very open to other people. She befriended only people she liked without caring about their popularity.
Jade and her brother had a very special relationship. Even though he was only her half-brother, Jade loved him very much and would do anything to keep him safe. I loved how Jade cared for her family more than anything. 

The ending of the book was very satisfying. It was a closed ending that didn't leave me with unanswered questions, which I really appreciate.

Recommended for: people who like creepy ghost stories and contemporary romance lovers (:

Five Shining Stars :D


  1. I like that Jade stayed true to herself, and glad to hear you enjoyed so much.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. I really like Kim Harrington's other books but I haven't got my hands on this one yet. I have heard lots of good things and your enthusiasm has me dying to read it!

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm now following you back!

    1. I am definitely going to pick up the author's other books... She writes really nicely!
      Thank you very much for following ^_^

  3. Ooh! This one sounds really interesting, and I've read Clarity, so maybe this will be a book for me! Random thought: You should read The Diviners!!! It's really fabulous, and has almost all of the things that you liked in this book-- except no high school drama. But it's set in the twenties!! :D

    LOL, I'm a really good book guesser too! I clearly need to read this book. Your review is fantastic, Sapir! (:

    Megan@The Book Babe

    1. I will check out The Diviners - it sounds like a book for me (:
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your nice comment :D

  4. Great review! I might have to pick this one up! :)

  5. Ooh! I've never read a review of this book before and you made it sound fabulous! I love books with ghosts and great mysteries. Lovely review (:

  6. I loved this book, too! I'm a big fan of this author. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm following you now, too! :D

  7. This sounds absolutely fantastic, and I'm so glad that you found it so enjoyable! ^_^ I've actually never read a review for this book before. It's great that it's unpredictable because I really hate it when my hunches at the beginning of a mystery turn out to be right >_< Jade seems like a great character too! Lovely review and thanks for dropping by my blog!

    1. Thank you for your nice comment!! I can't stand predictable books. Thanks for stopping by (:

  8. I read this book! It was sooo amazing <3 I really loved it. Glad you liked it as much as I did! Thanks for the review!

    ~Demi @ Characterized Book Reviews
    -New Follower, I LOVE your blog!

  9. Wonderful review. I loves this so much. Jade was a phenomenal young girl. Her little brother was the cutest thing. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  10. High school dramas are always either a hit or a miss. I'm glad you enjoyed this ghostly ride, though! I've seen lots of great reviews for this one and at first I didn't think it was my cup of tea, I think I may just have to check it out after reading so many wonderful reviews. Great review, girl! ;)

    1. Thank you!! :D
      I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did!

  11. This sounds great. I enjoy creepy once in a while. Also I like when a book surprises me. Wonderful Review!
    I will add it to my TBR list. :)

  12. I love horror/ghost stories!

    You should check out Kim Harrington's Clarity series if you liked her writing style in this.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. I will! Harrington's style is very unique.
      Thank you for checking out my blog. Yours is amazing! :D