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Comments for You Had Me at Halo
With the release of Zombie Queen of Newbury High which I really wanted to read, I thought it best to get Amanda Ashly's debut novel, You Had Me at Halo and read them in order. I'm glad I did.
Holly Evans had everything going for her: a great job, a fiancé and an upcoming wedding. Except now she's attending her own funeral and she's stuck having to follow a whole bunch of rules before she get into Heaven. When she breaks one rule too many she ends up back on earth to come to terms with her own death. She has only twenty-four hours to prove she was murdered and she has to do it from inside the body of a man. Worse yet, he's a geeky developer!
You Had Me at Halo is a paranormal mystery, screwball romance with nods to The Thirty-Nine Steps. Holly and Vince (the geek) need to work together and take turns sharing his body if Holly is to get into Heaven.
Holly starts off the book as a young, naive and somewhat shallow character but just as Dr. Alan Hill requires of her, she grows and matures. It's refreshing in a chick lit to see the protagonist change while still keeping the book humorous.
I am now Zombie Queen of Newbury High. Amanda Ashby is currently living in New Zealand. She has announced a third book, Fairy Bad Day due out in spring 2011. I can't wait!
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