My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
Release Date: June 10, 2014
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?
Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss—the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died—is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn’t a suicide as everyone assumes. She can’t remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she’s worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend.
If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made—good and bad—that led to her last kiss.
My Thoughts: We are introduced to Cassidy who has a boyfriend named Ethan. Or at least she did while she was alive. Cassidy died one night by falling over a railing into water. She was drinking and took a tumble, or at least that is the story but Cassidy comes back as a ghost to figure it all out. She doesn’t remember very much and the only one who can see her is Ethan. And of course Cassidy had been hanging out with another guy too before her death but he can't see her now.
Cassidy was a very likable main character and I liked Ethan as well. I also liked getting to know all of her other friends but I just didn’t love this one. I felt like there was something missing. It dragged in parts and I just had a hard time really caring what was happening. Ethan sure did adjust pretty well to her being a ghost though, haha.
I wanted to love this one, and I thought I would when I read the summary but I just didn’t.
I did like the plot and I enjoyed seeing what really happened and who was behind her actual death. It was interesting to see but I also had a feeling it would be who it was.
I don’t know, maybe it was my reading mood but I thought this one was ok. Some people will probably really love it but I wanted more suspense I guess. I felt like it had a plot to similar to something else I have read lately and maybe that is why I didn’t fall in love. And, that is ok I’m not going to give everything 5 cupcakes I know this.
I still finished it, enjoyed it enough to keep reading, and needed to know for sure who was behind her death.
Overall: I liked it, just didn’t love it liked I hoped. I did like both Cassidy and Ethan and I liked seeing their story. I think a lot of people will fall in love with this one, I just couldn’t connect right now I guess.
I would probably rate this more of a 3.5 rating.
Cover: I like it! The cover is just a girl but it will draw you in anyway. Cute.
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