The dramatic first line instantly drew me into the story.
Written in first person narrative from Skye’s point of view. At 15/16 she is small for her age, something she constantly mentions; I did feel perhaps Skye had a bit of a complex about her height. For the most part I think being petite generally aids girls/women as people want to protect them. Skye was born with psychic ability she deals with it very well and is lucky to have her Aunt Celeste for guidance.
It was so nice to see Celeste and Jeremy’s characters progress from My So-Called Afterlife . A great piece of character and relationship development on behalf of Tamsyn Murray.
Although I liked Skye I can’t say I fully connected with her. A myriad of unfortunate incidents add to the plot. The description of Nico and the Romanian Gypsy connection to psychics gave a multi-layered storyline. Not at all what I was expecting and the dramatic direction the action undertook was simply sensational.
I adore Tamsyn’s writing style which seems naturally humorous on a personal level beyond just subjective reading – if that makes any sense at all. Very easy to relate to, each reader will take something different away with them. Some serious and topical issues are woven into the story, including gang culture, gun crime, suicide, death and bereavement. I know you are wondering how books containing these elements can be funny. It is difficult for me to explain but thanks to Tamsyn’s writing style these subjects are tackled with sensitivity and humor while making you think about the consequences. I am obviously not be very articulate in my explanation SORRY. A mixed bag of a plot that blends surprisingly well together.
I haven’t gone into detail about the other characters in the book especially Dontay as the plot really revolves around him and I don’t want to spoil it for you. Just remember looks can be deceiving [ ; D ]
There are a number of plot threads left open involving other characters such as Mary (the resident poltergeist) and Nico (the love interest). I think these are the main characters in the next book My So-Called Phantom Love Life, at least I hope so as I would love to know more about these characters. I am so glad it is on my shelf waiting for me.