The Afterlife Of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand | Review

Title: The Afterlife Of Holly Chase

Author: Cynthia Hand

Pages: 385

Publication date: 6th November 2018

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: YA/fantasy/retellings/paranormal

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Every Scrooge deserves a second chance.

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three Ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge – as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable. But this year’s Scrooge is about to change everything…

My review:

I’ve just this minute finished his book and new straight away I would have to write the review because I really really enjoyed it.

I think I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump this month but this book kept me engaged the whole time and I couldn’t help but keep turning the page.

I really enjoyed this modern take on A Christmas Carol. I found the book so engaging and some parts were pretty humorous.

I didn’t really like the main character Holly very much, as the story progresses we learn how selfish she was and I don’t like that quality in a person so I didn’t really connect with her. But I will say, I totally ship Holly and Ethan. I really liked Ethan for some reason even though he was pretty similar to Holly.

I loved all of the other characters too and how they all played a part in the twist at the end which I never saw coming! It had me sobbing like a baby.

I really enjoyed the writing, it was descriptive enough to help you picture the story but not too much that it was flowery. It didn’t really feel like I was reading a fantasy book but I loved it and I couldn’t put it down.

I might even re-read this book next Christmas too because it got me in the Christmas mood from the get go and I didn’t want to put it down.


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