Friday, June 1, 2012

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by @lisa_schroeder (review)

Featured Author for the Week - Lisa Schroeder

Next week The Day Before comes out in paperback! In celebration we will be featuring Lisa Schroeder for the next week. Today I'm reviewing 'I Heart You, You Haunt Me'. Make sure you check in each day for more reviews and an interview and sign up for the giveaway that began yesterday with Lisa Schroeder!

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Paperback and e-reader Editions
First published January 8, 2008

From Goodreads:

'Girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy.
Girl gets boy back......sort of.

Ava can't see him or touch him, unless she's dreaming.
She can't hear his voice, except for the faint whispers in her mind.
Most would think she's crazy, but she knows he's here.Jackson.
The boy Ava thought she'd spend the rest of her life with.
He's back from the dead, as proof that love truly knows no bounds.'

About a month or so ago, I met Candace and she introduced me to Lisa's books. She talked about how much she loved these books and told me to pick them up. It's taken me a while, what with the massive quantities of books I have lying around but I have finally picked a few of Lisa's books up.

As someone who was not familiar with Lisa's work it was a surprise to find that her YA books are written in verse. I have only read one or two books written this way so I admit, it took me a few pages to be drawn into the story, but it was easy to read and I enjoyed the story.

This story starts out at the funeral of Ava's boyfriend Jackson. Ava goes between the present and her memories of times with Jackson. As the story progresses, Ava avoids normal life and stays home. It's in this time that she has sensations of cold and believes she sees Jackson in the mirror. Without giving anything away, this is a remarkable read! Towards the ending I was excited and reading faster so that I could find out if things were resolved. I'd highly recommend reading this and I'm excited about reading Lisa's books.

Tomorrow we will have the review for 'Chasing Brooklyn' which is a companion to 'I Heart You, You Haunt Me' so stay tuned to see what we thought of that book!

Find Lisa Schroeder on her Website/Blog and on Twitter.

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.

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