25 May 2015

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Book Review / The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter by Kate Winter

Falling in love is never simple. Especially when you're dead.

When Rosie Potter wakes up one morning with what she assumes is the world's worst hangover, the last thing she expects is to discover that she's actually dead. With a frustrating case of amnesia, suspicious circumstances surrounding her untimely demise, and stuck wearing her ugliest flannel PJs, Rosie must figure out not only what happened last night, but why on earth she's still here.

Slowly the mystery unravels, but there are many other secrets buried in the quiet Irish village of Ballycarragh, and nobody is as innocent as they first appear. Aided by the unlikeliest of allies in her investigation, Rosie discovers that life after death isn't all it's cracked up to be, particularly when you might just be falling in love . . .

In this hilarious, life-affirming and romantic journey through Rosie Potter's afterlife, she shares the ghostly tale of how she lived, she died, and she loved (in that order).


Published:     21st May 2015
Publisher:  Sphere
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone

Source:  Review Copy from Publisher



My Review

What I loved about this book...
This was a really fun book to read.  I felt that this story was more centred on Rosie and what she does and who she follows and tries to speak to after she died rather than what actually happened to her when she died.  I have to admit that I read this book in one sitting.  It was really well written and easy to read I could just sit back, relax and enjoy the story.  My favourite character has to be Charles, which is a character that is a fairly main character in this book and does play a bigger part than what you realise when you first meet him.  

What I did not like about this book...
I wasn't sure what age range this book was aimed at when I picked this book up to read.  After finishing, I would say that this book would be great for any age but if you were looking for a specific age bracket I would say young adult but on the middle grade/young adult age bracket.  The story was very simple (in a good way), nothing too complicated.  When reading the description I had hoped that there would be a few more twists and turns but the story was definitely very fun to read.  When reading the story I did wish that there would have been more about the investigation into how she died rather than concentrating on the characters but it does become clear why it is written that way when you get to the end. 


About the Author
(from LBA Website)

Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn’t consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of UIster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing.

Her first novel, The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP), will be published by Little, Brown Publishers in August 2014.



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