Monday, July 24, 2017

Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews ~ A Stuck In Books Giveaway

Val's books are stacking up again!

Giveaway time!

Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids.

There s just one problem: she s not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive.

She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents car drives right through her.

She was right. Her parents are alive but she s not.

She s a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn t quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she s presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.

Hardback copy

US only


  1. It's been so long since I've read a story with a ghost involved. I remember seeing this one around Goodreads and thinking it sounded really good.

  2. I can't remember the last one that I read.

  3. I was surprised by "Mr. Fixer Upper" by Lucy Score. I gave it five stars. I also re-read "Random Acts of Trust" by Julia Kent, which is FOREVER five stars.

    1. For some reason, I can't get this to post under anything but an alternate email account. I'm actually @Aleveria - KarenL. >.<

  4. I can't recall reading any ghost stories recently.

  5. The last good ghost story I read was The Ghost Journal - about a tour guide in Williamsburg, VA.

  6. Nothing specific comes to mind, sorry.. :/


  7. Love any story with ghost! Thanks for the chance!