Let me just say that even though this is a YA novel (don't hate...I LOVE YA books), it doesn't read like one. The characters are so easy to fall in love with and relate to. Jane is a quirky, sarcastic young lady who has the ability to interact with ghosts. Evan is the ghostly specter determined to embarrass Jane in public every chance he gets. Then there's Connor, a young man who can also see ghosts and who decides to help Jane unravel the mystery of why Evan hasn't moved on. I truly enjoyed the fact that the storyline wasn't rushed. The buildup up not only the suspense but the characterizations really kept me interested. Wraith was a rare gem that I couldn't put down and I'm hoping Angel Lawson gives us a sequel. I couldn't get enough of Connor and Jane and there's so much more I want to learn about their gift and their relationship!
Freak. Weird. Crazy. These are the names tossed around seventeen-year old Jane Watts by her fellow classmates. But things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes there’s a reason for talking to yourself in the hallway at school.
Jane struggles with adjusting to her new home and school after an abrupt move. She wants one thing in life—to be like everyone else at school, but that’s hard to do when you’re the new kid. But she does manage to make one friend, Evan—he’s sixteen, charming, and protective. Everything a girl could want in a best friend…with one minor caveat.
Caught somewhere between life and death, Evan is tied to Jane and the living world unable to complete the journey to the other side. She thinks he’s here to be her friend, to take care of her, and that’s why no one can see or hear him.
That is until a new boy shows up at school after a rumored stretch in Juvie. Connor can see Evan and he’s not convinced the ghost is being completely honest. From his own experience ghosts tend to need something from the humans they connect to and Evan, despite his arguments isn’t any different.
Jane is resentful of Connor’s intrusion but realizes soon enough he’s right. Evan has secrets about his past and not only did his life end tragically but members of his family are still in danger. Jane must face her fears and battle Evan’s human demons to free both of them.