Friday, January 25, 2013

The Ghost Runner (The Lithia Trilogy #2) by Blair Richmond

The Ghost Runner (The Lithia Trilogy, #2)The Ghost Runner (The Lithia Trilogy #2) by Blair Richmond
Source: Review Copy
Format: Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 2012 by Ashland Creek Press
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

Goodreads Synopsis:
You can't outrun your past...

In The Ghost Runner, Kat is still in Lithia, trying not to see Roman’s face everywhere she looks. It’s not easy, but she tries to move on: She starts taking classes at the local college, keeps up with her job at the running store, and is beginning a relationship with Alex.

Yet Kat’s past is never far behind, and as old ghosts begin to catch up with her, she finds herself fighting to defend the things she believes in, from the hope of a new family to the deeply wooded forests that she has begun to call home. As her relationship with Alex begins to crumble, a new secret from her past emerges, and she is once again torn between those she loves as she struggles to reconcile her dark past with her hopes for a brighter future.

The Ghost Runner, continuing Kat's adventures in Out of Breath, brings us further into the mysterious town of Lithia, where the old traditions of logging and gold mining—and the new traditions of development—collide with conservation. Meanwhile, the spirits of the town keep watch over everything—and occasionally find it necessary to intervene…

The Lithia Trilogy, which blends adventure and the paranormal with environmental awareness and Shakespeare, offers an exciting new series in young adult fiction.

My Thoughts:
So much better then the last one!

Kat's not the scared little homeless girl that was lucky enough to find a job. She has a job, she's going to school and she's even in a school play! That's pretty amazing from where she had been not too long ago. She's become a strong young lady, still a bit too trustful. Enter someone from her past (I'm not going to tell you who) but my goodness when they betrayed her I just knew that's what they were going to do all along! The bum! Come on, Ket! When you have more then one person warning you about this person and you know how they were maybe you should be a tiny bit more wary! *shakes her head*

A few surprises in The Ghost Runner, I'll give you a few: a ghost runner, someone from her past coming to find her, and inheritance. Those are only a few of the amazing surprises in store for you! Normally I don't like surprises but these added so much to the book and made to great that I'll let it slide...this one time :D Loved how it flowed. Likes water. smooth and at a great pace. No rushing and no slow pokes in this one!

In book one she's herself situated in her new life but in The Ghost Runner she's out to help save the beautiful land of Lithia. She's makes one mistake but she's out full force trying to rectify this mistake. I applaud her for this. She could have given up but no. She's literally running to save it. Two thumbs up, Kat! I love all the things she's dealing with in this book. Most I can relate to (not the vampires though) and some I can sympathize with. I can definitely picture myself in her running shoes. I'm still in college and have to juggle all these things in my life and she is no different. Very happy that they didn't change her too much and made her even more relatable then before and not "oh she's perfect now".

Overall, yes! Read it! You'll love the surprises! Especially the end! By the way, when is book 3 going to come out? This cliffhanger is making me anxious!!
I've Rated The Ghost Runner(4/5)
-Martha

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