Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Reading List: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Hi, all! I've been quiet of late - lots to try and catch up on before the year is out! Plus, now, I'm apparently sick. Yay!

I think I might have mentioned before, but I generally avoid holiday themed books. I almost never get to them before the holiday in question and then it seems like I'm supposed to wait another year for the holiday to roll around before I try again. Well, this year I'm aiming to get to some Christmas-themed books and I'm going to share one of those titles with you each day leading up to Christmas.

First up, The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. Here's a bit about the book from Goodreads:

On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she'd become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn't.

And then she died.

Now she's stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge--as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly's afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .

As you can tell, this is a YA retelling of A Christmas Carol and it's been getting good reviews so far. It was even recommended on one of the Bookriot podcasts I listen to - but my foggy cold filled head won't let me remember which. So you should listen to them all!

The Afterlife of Holly Chase is out now if you want to read along with me!

1 comment:

Dianna said...

I haven't heard of this one before. Sorry to hear you're sick. Hope you feel better soon!