Publisher: Bantem Press
Publication: November 16th,2009
My Rating: 3.5/5
Book Summary: Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they? When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie–a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance–mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it.
This novel definitely got me back into Adult Fiction. I have been away for some time, reading pretty much YA or anything Paranormal. Its good to be back. I was obsessed with Sophie Kinsella's Confessions of a Shopaholic series, so I thought it was only logical to try this book. I really did enjoy it. Being such a long book, it was packed with detail which at some times can be overwhelming but it definitely suited this story. Sophie's wit and humor shines through her writing, which makes for a really enjoyable easy read.
Even though this book essentially is about the paranormal, it really centers on the relationship between Lara and her Great-Aunt Sadie. Sadie being my favorite ghostly character just about of all time is so spunky, she cracked me up with every sentence. I absolutely adored how Sophie drew so much culture from the 1920s. Such a glamorous era! I also looooooved how much Sadie cared for fashion. The description of the dresses were so detailed I could practically feel the fabric between my finger tips!
Positive parts aside, I rated this book a 3.5 for a reason. The story felt super jumbled. Lara would be rambling about how much she needed to find this necklace then she would totally switch gears and start obsessing over her ex. Now I understand this technique was probably used to make Lara feel more real , but honestly it irritated me. Lara was so naive and obsessive over her ex that I found myself finding her SUPER ANNOYING at times like I feel about real girls who do the same thing. I'd say if you enjoyed Confessions of a Shopahilic, then i'd definitely give this book a try.