Review: My Lunatic Life by Sharon Sala

Name of book: My Lunatic Life (Lunatic Life Series #1)
Author: Sharon Sala
Publication: August 27th 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: E-book owned

She plays for Team Spirit.
High school senior Tara Luna's got all the usual teen problems: a new school, her attraction to a hunky guy, feuds with the Mean Girls, being regarded as an oddball outsider-PLUS she has psychic powers, a duo of protective, meddlesome ghosts AND an angry, threatening teen girl ghost who wants Tara to solve her murder-or else.
Now you know why she calls this "my lunatic life."
Sharon Sala's books repeatedly make the big lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly lists, and she's been nominated for a RITA seven times, which is the romance writer's equivalent of having an Oscar or an Emmy nomination. MY LUNATIC LIFE is the first book in her Lunatic Life series for teen readers. Coming soon: THE LUNATIC DETECTIVE.

-- My Rating --

-- My Thoughts --

     I don't know why. But I feel like I am in a very strange luck with books for the past month and a half. Every book I read, I end up giving it four or five stars. They are just so good, and it's not fair to give them less. I have the third book in the series, Lunatic Revenge, for review. So I had to read the first two books. I knew this series was about ghosts, but I had no idea that it would be so good!  A lovely, light paranormal read.
     Tara Luna, is tired of moving around so much. Yes, she loves her uncle, but moving into a new school every year is very hard. She can never fit in, and she can never make friends, or fall in love. How could she fit in anyway? She is psychic, is able to see ghosts, and feel people's emotions. When she arrives into a new town for her senior year, things are a bit different.
     First of all, there is a ghost at Tara's new house. Who, surprisingly, has her body buried in the backyard and wants Tara's help. Second, there is the absolutely-gorgeous Flynn who is the ultimate bad-boy and every girl's fantasy. The surprise of the year? He seems to be interested in her. Don't forget the mean girls who want nothing more than humiliate Tara. But when one of these girls, Bethany, disappears, it's up to Tara to find her.
      Will Tara find the body of the ghost? Will she be able to find Bethany in time? And will she take it a step further with Flynn? Find out what it's like to be psychic when you read Sharon Sala's imaginative, light, and quirky novel, My Lunatic Life...
     I liked this book a lot. It reminded me of Kim Harrington's Clarity series. But it was different and even better. On one hand, I loved Sharon Sala's writing. It is short, to-the-point, and quirky! I loved her simple manner. One the other hand, I loved the characters. Not all of them. But most of them, I loved. Tara is one hell of a psychic. She is smart, and not afraid to follow her heart. Flynn is also gorgeous, the typical bad boy with the sincere heart. I wonder why I can't find these kinds of guys here, in my HUGE town?
     This book was a really good mystery ride. We catch glimpses of where Bethany's kidnapped. But never the true place, which leaves Tara to find out. Loved the interactions between the characters and I think Tara's uncle is adorable! If you want to read a funny, mysterious book, then why not try this one?


  1. I loved Kim Harrington's Clarity! That makes me very enthusiastic about this book. I also love that the writing is simplistic, but quirky, it sounds like my kind of thing.
    GReat review!

    1. Clarity was great. But this one is even better.
      Thanks for stopping by, Maja!

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  3. Great review, Sounds like a cool read!

  4. I love it when you hit a good spurt with books that you just seem to really enjoy them all all of a sudden! This sounds like a really fun series and I love ghost books! One of my favorite type of paranormal books so I'll have to check this out!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Giselle! Definitely worth checking out!

  5. I was eager to read books about ghosts but after reading few it wasn't that feeling I expected. I mean it's me, I couldn't "feel" them. I haven't heard of this series so I'll be waiting to see your reviews for other two books. :)
    Thanks for stopping by :)

    1. I will post the review of the second book, soon. Thank you, Tanja!


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