Review: Ghost Girl (Pure, #4) by Catherine Mesick

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Ghost Girl by Catherine Mesick | Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.8)

As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. 

There's nothing like starting a new series and binge reading it in just a few short weeks. You pick it up, you get so into it you're compelled to read ALL THE BOOKS as quickly as possible. Essentially, that is what I did with Catherine Mesick's darkly intriguing Pure series. I know, I know, I'm doing my reviews backwards--but I kind of have to, considering I purchased the other books and requested this one off of NetGalley. Bare with me!

Ghost Girl intrigued me on many levels. First, I did that thing we're not supposed to do: I judged it based on its absolutely stunning cover art. I'm in love with it! All that purple! Second, the description was just calling to me. It sounded like it was somewhere between Gothic Fiction and paranormal fiction.

What stands out about Ghost Girl, and the Pure series as a whole, is that it has this glimmer of uniqueness that many of its counterparts don't. There are many archetypes in it that are common. There are many familiar traits to the overall story arch. Catherine Mesick doesn't allow it to stick to the basics, though, and weaves a story that is just, ahem, pure fun. Which makes it work.

Regardless of why I decided to pick up the series, I'm glad that I did. The series follows Katie as she is taken on a whirlwind adventure of sorts from the time she is sixteen onward. To sum up the series in a few short words: captivating, mysterious and fun. While some of the earlier books took a few turns I had to really work to focus on, Ghost Girl is perhaps the best installment of the four. I found myself deeply invested in Katie's life compared to where she was when the series began and I thought it all unraveled quite uniquely.

Overall, Ghost Girl is beautifully written and certainly satisfied my taste for the paranormal. I loved the characters, the mythology, the setting and plots. It's fast paced, energetic and full of intrigue.

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