Body & Soul

Ghost and the Goth Trilogy - Book #3

Disclaimer - This is Not a Romance Genre Series

By Stacey Kade

Hyperion - 2012

Young Adult Paranormal Series with Romance

Body & Soul is the third and final book of Stacey Kade's The Ghost and the Goth trilogy. There is a growing storyline through the three books and they should be read in order. This review does contain spoilers from both prior books, The Ghost and the Goth and Queen of the Dead.

It really wasn't her fault. Alona truly hadn't wanted to inhabit someone else's body. Lily Turner, a friend of Will's, had died months before. At least her spirit was gone, but her body was still in the hospital. Alona had simply needed to use Lily since Will wasn't available, and, quite unexpectedly, she had been pulled into Lily's body. Now Alona found herself trying to be someone she had never known, dealing with a family who cared when her own hadn't, and knowing that when Will was looking at her, he saw a different girl. A girl she wasn't, no matter what anyone else thought. And as if they didn't have enough problems, she had run into her former best friend Misty who claimed to be haunted by her - or rather claimed the ghost of Alona was haunting her - and Alona knew that she wasn't.

Sure, it was disconcerting to see Lily's face, but have Alona's expressions cross them. Will knew Lily was gone, and he also knew it was Alona in there, regardless of what she might think. They needed to get Alona out, but how was the question. Both Alona and Lily had almost died the last time they tried. Granted Lily's spirit had already crossed, but oh, was this confusing. And difficult. There were no good solutions when Lily's family thinks she has recovered, and if Alona can get out, Lily will end up back in the hospital in a coma, or worse, dead.

Body & Soul is the exciting conclusion to Stacey Kade's Ghost and the Goth trilogy. Alona and Will have so much to contend with, but at the heart of everything is, well, the heart. We have seen both of them grow and mature, and make slow steps to one another. This trilogy has been a delight.

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