Author: E. J. Stevens
Genre: Teen Paranormal Fiction
Publication Date: August 19, 2010
Publisher: Sacred Oaks Press
ISBN-13 Book: 9780984247523 (Paperback version)
Source: I purchased a copy of the ebook for my Nook from Barnes and Noble. This is my honest review!
She Smells the Dead by E.J. Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Yuki has an unusual ability to smell the dead. She can sense them and sense that they need something from her before they can move on. When a spirit comes to her reeking of vinegar and is possibly a victim of foul play, Yuki enlists her friends Calvin and Emma to unravel the mystery. But something far more dangerous lurks on the horizon and if Yuki doesn't learn to control her gift in time she may lose her mind or even her life.This novel was different than so many paranormal novels out there. I mean whoever heard of someone who could smell the dead. Perhaps that is what intrigued me about this novel to begin with, that or the fantastic cover art.
Stevens is a talented writer who pulls you into the story and keeps up the fast pace throughout the novel. I love her writing style and how she tells her story. It is straight to the point without the meandering that has been plaguing me in so many novels of late. This is an easy read you can just sit back and enjoy.
Overall this is a fun fast read. Yuki and her friends are entertaining and fun to read about. Yuki's ability is unusual and it is interesting to watch her unravel ways to understand and use her talent. Calvin and Emma, her best friends are charming and fascinating in their own right. This short entertaining read is definitely worth the time. I can't wait to read book two, Spirit Storm.
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