Top Ten Tuesday #5: Top Ten YA Books With Ghosts

booksTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, it was created because of their love of lists and all things bookish. There are different lists every week and you can check out the topics on their website, they post some of them beforehand.

We are only a few days to Halloween, guys! Even though we don’t really celebrate it in Malaysia, the internet has got me in the mood for it and this Tuesday’s theme happens to be a Halloween freebie. Basically, anything related to Halloween goes. I’m going to be doing Top Ten YA Books With Ghosts. These books may have ghosts but they will not scare you to death or cause you to lose sleep. They’re just really cool books that feature ghosts. Clicking the covers will send you to their Goodreads pages and I’ve included the blurbs for your convenience. 🙂

Without further ado, I present to you…

In no particular order

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong


My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems. Don’t tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It’s up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House… before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

6648020Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan’s band playing a crucial gig and Aura’s plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend’s life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan’s sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He’s gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and talk to ghosts. This mysterious ability had always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she could undo it. But not with Logan’s violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because Dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn’t help that Aura’s new friend Zachary is so understanding – and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura’s relationship with with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura’s heart… and clues to the secret of the Shift.

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach


A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt — not to mention a princess for a roommate! — all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.

There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

13584415A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny, and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions – gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can’t help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she’s a reincarnated Speaker – someone who can talk to and help lost souls – and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn’t make a decision soon.

Deception by Lee Nichols


When Emma Vaile’s parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian–her college-age “knight in J.Crew armor,” Bennett Stern–and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can’t shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can’t explain, as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Emma doesn’t trust anyone anymore–except maybe Bennett. But he’s about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.

Ruby’s Ghost by Shona Husk


Breaking up is hard to survive.

One moment, Tate Cooper is giving his ex-girlfriend a lift home on his motorcycle. The next, his soul is suspended between life and death, wandering in confusion between the accident scene and the house he grew up in.

Except it’s not his home anymore. In his old bedroom sleeps a beautiful young woman, the only person who can see him. And the only person who can keep him from succumbing to the temptation to escape the horrific pain awaiting him in his mortal body.

Eloise Jones should be studying for her college exams, but it’s tough to stay focused when a lost soul keeps appearing in her room. She figures it must have something to do with sirens she heard screaming in the night, but she’s helpless to assist—and helpless to resist.

As Eloise tries to help Tate unravel the tangled facts surrounding the accident, longing and desire grow into an almost tangible bond between them. But then a second spirit appears, one with a darker intent that could separate them before love draws its first breath…

Warning: Contains a vengeful ex and a romance that crosses the boundary between life and death.

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

3566345From the author of the popular Weather Warden series comes the debut of an exciting new series set in Morganville, Texas, where you would be well advised to avoid being out after dark.

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don’t show many signs of life, but they’ll have Claire’s back when the town’s deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood. Will she be able to face the town’s terror or will she drown like everyone else?

Shadowland by Meg Cabot


There’s a hot guy in Susannah Simon’s bedroom. Too bad he’s a ghost.

Suze is a mediator – a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won’t leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business with the living. But Jesse, the hot ghost haunting her bedroom, doesn’t seem to need her help. Which is a relief, because Suze has just moved to sunny California and plans to start fresh, with trips to the mall instead of the cemetery, and surfing instead of spectral visitations.

But the very first day at her new school, Suze realizes it’s not that easy. There’s a ghost with revenge on her mind… and Suze happens to be in the way.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

9378297 Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas’s life.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson


Jack the Ripper is back, and he’s coming for Rory next….

Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school just as a series of brutal murders mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper killing spree of more than a century ago has broken out across the city. The police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man believed to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him – the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target…unless she can tap her previously unknown abilities to turn the tables.

Correction: I haven’t read Anna Dressed in Blood or Name of the Star yet, but it looks like they might be a little spine-chilling. So, take note, readers.

So, there you have it, this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. I tried to mix it up and include lesser known titles along with the popular, so I hope you found something that interests you. Tell me what you thought about my list and feel free to leave a link to yours for me to check out. Stay bookish. Hugs. ❤


Mi Books Es Mi Books

Hello bookworms! Just a short post for today, I hope. I woke up today and felt inspired to write this post, so here I am.

How are you like with your books? Mama bear protective or “mi books es su books”? I for one am insanely protective over my books, only a select few people are allowed to hold my books, needless to say borrow them.

Here are a couple of scenarios to emphasize my point…

  • When guests go on THE house tour

We all know what I’m talking about, they always ask for the house tour. To which I say, “this isn’t a museum.” I kid, I don’t actually say that, but I sure as hell want to. My actual problem is when they reach my room and see the books I have and go

Which is great, really. I’m sometimes impressed by my collection and organizational skills too. But the point is they’re my books, you don’t just pick them up and try to figure out the edition or admire the condition. You want to know the edition? Ask me. You’re curious about the condition it’s in? Ask me, it’s probably a 10/10. Why in the Angel’s name do you feel the urge to pick them up yourself without my permission? ASK ME.

Unless you’re a book lover like me, then yeah, you probably know how to treat a book or respect that I have my reservations.

It’s no wonder I tag along for these house tours. Even if I don’t, I usually tell my mom to advise them not to touch my books.

  • When I’m at school

I sometimes have a novel on my desk in class and people that walk by feel this need to pick it up and go, “huh. Nice cover.”

Great observation skills, right there. And then the person just drops the book on my desk and walks away. Because it does have a nice cover, I go

Inside I’m like:

To round it up I’m basically Kuzco

There are times where I feel like breaking out in song too.

So yeah, I only trust some of my friends and my mom to hold my books and not damage them or you know, open it and break the spine. Suffice it to say, if I trust you with my books, I trust you with my life.

That’s my level of protectiveness over my books, now I want to know yours. Do you feel comfortable letting others hold it or worst… borrow it? I know there are others like me out there but for each one of us, mama bears, there’s a happy sharer willing to “share the books, share the love” which I deeply admire, because I will never by any means be one of them. So tell me, yay to sharing or nay?

I also want to thank you people for tagging me in book tags and nominating me for awards. I haven’t been able to get back to all of them yet but it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Oh and what do you think about this sign guys?

Have a bookish day. Hugs. ❤

Abby and the Cute One by Erin Butler || Cover Reveal

Greetings everyone! Today I bring to you the cover of Abby and the Cute One, the final installment in the Backstage Pass series. It feels like I’ve been waiting for a long time for this cover reveal and now that it’s here I don’t know how to feel. I am so happy and in love with the cover, yet so sad that this is the final book. 😦

Without further ado it is my greatest pleasure to share with you the cover of Abby and the Cute One by Erin Butler. Continue reading