“An extraordinary girl who longs to be ordinary.”
From the moment I saw the cover to Ghostgirl I knew this was one story I had to read and pronto. This artistic cover is positively breathtaking, and I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but I couldn’t help it with this one. It called out to me to be read and I loved it. I haven’t read a J.B. Salsbury story for such a long time, and to be honest, I have no idea why. This woman can seriously write with a prose that seems so effortless and this story was unlike anything I have ever read. I relished in the fact it was so unique and unexpected.
Mercy is unlike any character I have read to date. She is a complete mystery and nobody knows anything about her or where she comes from. She is the epitome of a ghost, with her hair and skin whiter than the whitest of snow. One of the things I loved about Mercy was the fact she was a complete puzzle, it just added to the suspense of what I was to discover and the more I read the more I wanted to know.
Milo has not had an easy life by any stretch of the imagination. He has lived a life ruled by gangs whilst trying to take responsibility for his brothers. Milo has come to a point in his life where he wants grow up, distance himself from the gang world, get a good job and be awarded custody of his brothers. He desires to be a good role model and wants more out of this life for his brothers than gangs and violence can ever provide.
As the story unfolds Milo and Mercy become close and have a profound connection with one another. Mercy is unlike anyone Milo has ever encountered before and discovers there is a lot more to Mercy than just her ghostly pale complexion and hair. He wants to help her fit in and live a normal high school teenager’s life. Everything comes crashing down around Milo when he is faced with the possibility of not seeing Mercy again. He is determined to risk everything to save her.
“I sold my soul to the devil to save an angel.”
Ghostgirl is part one of a two part series and I am itching to get my hands on book 2, Mercy, to discover how Milo and Mercy’s story concludes. If you are wanting to read something so unique and unlike any of the other YA books on the market, then I urge you to check out Ghostgirl because you are sure to become addicted from page one.
About the Author:
When I published my first book I didn’t intend to write more than the one. If I could sell six books to six people I didn’t know I considered myself a success. But that first book sold well over six copies and I knew I couldn’t stop there.
I was bitten by the writing bug and have poured my soul into every novel I’ve penned since. Some of my books have become USA Today Bestsellers, New York Times Bestsellers, and Fighting to Forgive won a RONE Award. I couldn’t be more proud of where my writing has taken me.
I live in Phoenix with my husband and two daughters where I’m lucky to be able to do something I love and still be home to juggle carpool, field trips, and fifth-grade homework.
When I’m not writing, reading, or spending time with my family I can be found on any of the local mountain trails hiking, or at the gym when the desert temps become unbearable. I love being outside, beach vacations, and spending time with friends.