Monday, October 6, 2014


When the one boy you crushed on in life can't seem to stay away in death, it's hard to be a normal teen when you're a teen paranormal.

Sixteen-year-old Keira Nolan has finally got what she wanted—the captain of the football team in her bedroom. Problem is he’s not in the flesh. He’s a ghost and she’s the only one who can see him.

Keira's determined to do anything to find Jimmy's killer. Even it if means teaming up with his prickly-yet-dangerously-attractive brother, Dan, also Keira's ex-best-friend. Keira finds that her childish crush is fading, but her feelings for Dan are just starting to heat up, and as the story of Jimmy’s murder unfolds, anyone could be a suspect.

This thrilling debut from Vanessa Barneveld crosses over from our world to the next, and brings a whole delightful new meaning to "teen spirit". (From Goodreads)
This Is Your Afterlife is written by Vanessa Barneveld and is published by Bloomsbury-Spark. It will be published on October 21, 2014. It is 194 pages.


This Is Your Afterlife by Vanessa Barneveld is a cute and quick read. I love a good ghost story and I wasn’t disappointed. Kiera is 16 years old and solving a murder mystery with her ex-best friend, Dan. Thing is, the murder victim, Jimmy, Dan’s brother, is helping!

This was a great story, sweet and adorable with just the right amount of eerie suspense! I really enjoyed the way everything unfolded – Dan and Kiera were best friends until Kiera confided she always had a bit of a crush on his more gregarious brother, Jimmy. After that, things were never quite the same. When Jimmy’s murdered, they come together to find the killer and old feelings are rekindled. 

The characters are great, easily relatable, affable and real. This is something that I look for in a good book, characters that I can relate to and as I read the last page of This Is Your Afterlife, I felt like I had made new friends. This is always a good thing!

Grief and loss is an issue that I think the author really did justice to in this book, not only did Kiera lose Jimmy but she had recently lost her grandmother. Delving into this heartbreaking topic is difficult under any circumstance but Ms. Barneveld handled the topic beautifully.

Great romance, thriller, mystery and ghost story! I highly recommend This Is Your Afterlife by Vanessa Barneveld!
This ARC was provided by Netgalley for an honest review.


  1. Sounds good, but, a ghost? I just do not know about those

  2. Yeah, but it's a super cute read. I barreled through it in a few hours :) I liked the romance and the characters, they were really well done.
    I like ghosts, especially in October - and he was an awesome ghost!

  3. Oh I love a good ghostie story as well! This one sounds perfect for me and I really like the sound of these characters. Always makes a ghost story a win to me. :)

    1. I love a good ghost story, too! October's the perfect month!

  4. Oh it sounds like a cute one! I didn't know about this one but I always love a ghost story! thanks for introducing me to it!

  5. I don't like seeing 'love' and 'ghost' in the same sentence whenever it's in relation to a story because they rarely end well. It's impossible to have a HEA with a dead man IMO. I like the cuteness factor, but I don't think the romantic aspects are for me.