Holding Smoke - Elle Cosimano

Book Title:  Holding Smoke

Author:  Elle Cosimano

Series:  Stand Alone

Genre:  Young Adult

Publisher:  Disney Hyperion

Source:  ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  The Light by Disturbed  --For Smoke…

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  5/5

Characters:  4.8/5

The Feels:  4.5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  4.3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  5/5

Book Cover:  5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  No

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Yes I will.

 

4.7/5 STARS
 

My Thoughts

 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this because it wasn't bogged down with a silly romance (not that I don't like romance, it's just not what this is about) and overly descriptive prose, it just told a unique story of a kid who died for several minutes.  While dead he experienced an "out of body" ghostlike existence.   Once he was revived he eventually discovered when he was sleeping he could still be his ghostlike self.  From there the story ensues…with definite paranormal "I See Dead People" elements to it, and a healthy dose of mystery, this story is eerily satisfying.

 

*As a side note:  I've never received an arc that was so full of typos with odd paragraph breaks in the middle of sentences.  I hope the version that they sell is better than mine, because it really made it difficult to read at times.

 

Sex Factor:  Not even a factor.