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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: The Dead and Buried

Title: The Dead and Buried
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Mystery/Thriller
Author: Kim Harrington
Publisher: Scholastic Point
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.
Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school — until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?"

I love a good mystery book. Kim Harrington is fantastic when it comes to producing a thrilling story that keeps me at the edge of my seat.

The best part about this book is the great plot. You have a new girl moving into a new house where there has been a murder. No knows how the person died and it's up to Jade to figure out why. I love that the plot move well taking the reader by the hand, pulling deep into the mystery. Right away, Jade jumps into detective mode, asking questions, making assumptions and of course communicating with the dead. Each chapter is a page turner that takes your mind for a spin.

There is a love interest is quite interesting. Being that he too had a past, it's interesting to see how she figured it all out. They had a instant friendship that kept her happy and I liked that. Jade has had much happened in her life. I liked that there are moments where Jade is able to not think about anything and just be herself. 

The Dead and Buried is an great thrill ride that no one can resist. The unexpected journey into a mystery death pulls the reader into a amazing story. A stunning quest that you want to read, The Dead and Buried is wonderful!

I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Great review! I really liked this book. I had the who figured out about 12% in, but I loved uncovering the reason. I only wish there had been more creepy to it, but overall I thought it was awesome!

  2. I love a good mystery, and I think I'm going to enjoy this one. Thanks!

  3. I've heard some mixed things about this book, but I'm always up for a good mystery with a great plot :D


  4. oh i love mysteries and this sounds really great, especially with the interesting love interest! great review

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. I really like Kim Harrington and I own this book. Looking forward to reading it. I'm glad you gave it 5 bites!

  6. I enjoyed this one too. Not super-scary, but that was fine with me.


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