Thursday, 8 August 2013

Blog Tour: Dead and Missing by Chris Myers (Review & Giveaway)

Hello, hello and welcome to another blog tour that I am so proud to be a part of.
First of all, let's talk about these two awesome books by Chris Myers.


Sixteen-year-old Jolie Livingston’s closest and only friend Drew is this really hot dead guy, and it bites that the self-absorbed princesses at school cannot even see him. That’s right she can communicate with the dead. It’s the living she has trouble with. She and her mom inherited this awesome crib in Plymouth, MA. It’s quite a step-up from the homeless shelter in New Orleans, but there’s a catch. They can’t afford the past due mortgage, so Jolie’s working on that. She starts a ghost hunting business called Ripsters. Somehow she’s managed to recruit Brittany, a glamour SAP smothered in pink, and a techie allergic to ghosts. Brit actually thinks he resembles the R&B singer Chris Brown. All that pink has clouded her vision. They both have special talents Jolie’s hoping will be useful to their venture. Right now, they’re working for a family in need of major therapy due to a dead guy with a hole in his head.


Sixteen-year-old Brittany Howland only knows one other girl, Jolie Livingston, who can communicate with the dead like herself. When Brittany takes Jolie’s haunt fishing to get him out
of Jolie’s hair, he mysteriously disappears. Brittany isn’t sure how she’ll tell Jolie she lost her stupid ghost. Jolie thinks her dead best friend Drew has finally crossed over, but Brittany knows better. Just before Drew went missing, he revealed why he hasn’t hitchhiked to the afterlife, a secret Brittany swore she’d take to the grave. 

Title: Dead and Missing (Ripsters, #2)
Author: Chris Myers
Released: July 13, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Romance
Age Group: Young Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Links to the book: 

About the author:

Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. She has a real job but would love to write full time. Her books have won and placed in the finals and semifinals for several awards including Paul Gillette, Rocky Mountain Gold, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

Author social media links:

Now for my reviews on these books...

"Did they bury a bunch of perverts here?" I ask.
Brit keeps watch over her shoulder. "My family's buried here."
"Geeez, I'm sorry."
"I accept your apology for insulting my relatives."
"I meant I'm sorry you're related to them."

My thoughts:

I absolutely love reading books that have a different sort of storyline, especially when hilarity is involved.
Date with the Dead is a laugh-out-loud read, and it kind of reminded me of Ghostbusters, what with the ghosty sort of theme. 
I went into this book not knowing a lot what it was about, and I found I enjoyed it.
The storyline is simple and interesting at the same time. The only thing I'd say about it was that it felt like it dragged a little at times.
The writing style was quirky, fun and easy to read.
I found all the characters were fun, and I loved the character Drew. Drew was funny and I could actually picture him well.
Jolie is a very strong character, and she tells the story well from her point of view. 
Brit is an unexpected character, but I really liked her. She's spunky and she shone through the pages.
This book contained mystery, and it had me guessing the killer right to the end, and even then I was wrong about my suspicions. 
I thought it's really cool how Jolie and her Mum have supernatural abilities, and it's nice that they can confide in each other. 
The cover used with this book is rather gothic-looking and scary. 
The quote under the picture really jumped out at me when reading this book. It literally made me laugh out loud, and this is a great example what the writing style to this book is like.
There are fairly chapters as well so it's great to take breaks here and there. 
At the beginning it opens up with us learning about the main character Jolie, Drew and Jolie's abilities.
After reading the ending, it had me wanting to carry on with the sequel.
Overall was a good read, and I gave it four out of five stars.

My thoughts:

The story continues in this sequel, and it starts off with the character Brit telling the story from her point of view. 
Throughout the book it then switches between Jolie and Brit. I like this because it's not the same person all the time, and it adds variety.
Brit is a great character anyway, and she sees things in a different light compared to Jolie. 
Drew isn't in this book a lot, which is disappointing, but this is because he's gone missing, and throughout I was wondering what had happened to him, where he'd gone and if he'd come back. That was a great way of keeping my attention to the book.
Jolie is adamant that Drew has crossed over, and I can understand her thinking that way, but she didn't seem to fight enough for him at the beginning. She says he's her best friend and that she really likes him, but I didn't see her fight enough. It felt like Brit wanted to find him more, and I was like "Bloody investigate into it more, Jolie!!" She did fight more near the end though.
I still enjoyed the mystery throughout this book. 
Where had Drew gone? What's with the dead girl and the dolly? Where's the amulet?
So many questions, and I wanted to know the answers!
I think the cover to this book is absolutely gorgeous. It really jumps out at you. 
The ending to this book was a great end. It was sad as well as happy. I really enjoyed this book.
Overall, I gave this book four stars. I recommend to all. 

And now time for the giveaway!!


3 Print Copies of Dead and Missing – US
8 eBook Copies of Dead and Missing - International 

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpt click here

A very big thank you to AToMR Tours for letting me participate.

Happy reading =)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Katie for reading and reviewing my book and being a blog host. Hope to see you next time around.