eARC Review: See Me by Susan Hatler


Title: See Me

Author: Susan Hatler

Publication Date: November 21st 2014

Rating: 3 stars

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Goodreads Blurb: 

Amy Love, a high school junior, plays a Ouija board with friends one night and unintentionally connects with someone whose, well, not visible to the naked eye. When her body’s taken over and her soul is stuck watching helplessly—she’s terrified. When the zombie guzzles bologna that she will have to work off at the gym—she’s angry. And, when her zombied body pulls up a news article on her laptop about a boy named Jonathan Miller who was recently in a car crash—she’s . . . intrigued.

When the zombie chooses another host, Amy learns that the zombie is actually teen Jonathan Miller, son of the famous Maisy’s Meow comic creator Jacob Miller. Jonathan tells Amy he doesn’t know whether he’s dead or alive, only that when he’s not in a body, she is the only one who seems to know he exists.

Amy decides to help Jonathan discover what happened to him and, when they can’t find his body, they try to find a substitute—preferably one that isn’t occupied. On the journey, Jonathan leads Amy into all kinds of danger. To her surprise, he also leads her heart to somewhere unexpected. She’s always heard of love at first sight, not love at first fright, but how can Amy be falling for a boy she’s never even seen?

Note: This eARC was provided by Season Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

My Review

I felt like this story brought up questions about the afterlife but failed to adequately answer them. The presence of the “spirit” which takes over Amy’s body seems almost like this exception…as if it doesn’t commonly happen but then what about the existence of other spirits? The plot was initially a bit interesting but then later on it began veering in the direction of illogical and ridiculous. Honestly, I didn’t have many expectations and I really wanted to like the book… But I ended up ditching it 70% through.

The characters in this book were okay but they didn’t really shine for me. I thought Amy was brave but then I decided she was more reckless than brave. I felt like a lot of her ideas weren’t entirely thought through and I was pretty skeptical of the logic behind them.

Would I Recommend It? No but if you want to read something involving ghost/spirits then give it a try! Maybe you’ll enjoy it more than I did. 🙂

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