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One Foot in the Grave (The Mortician's Daughter #1) by CC Hunter- 4.75/5 Stars [arc review]

I started off the year with 2 books with ghost stories, Anna Dressed in Blood  by Kendare Blake and One Food in the Grave by C C Hunter. The first was very middle of the road, neither good or bad (review soon), One foot in the Grave on the other hand was adorable!

Riley is by all accounts your average 17 year old teen. But she has an ability that most would call a curse: she can see ghosts. More exactly, she can see the ghosts of the dead people her father takes care off -her father is an mortician- and she helps the dead people to cross over. 
The two ghosts currently following her are very different. There is Hayden, who is the first ghost that doesn't feel cold to touch and doesn't appear at first to want anything from her. And Abby, who has a very tormented soul and is desperate to get Riley to help her.

Hayden wants to help her but it is difficult when the feelings she has for him keep growing. Falling for a dead boy is definitely not a good idea. While all that is going on, Riley also makes friends with tough and strong willed Kelsey at school. Their friendship was so beautiful to read and I am looking forward to more of it.

There is also Jacob, a cute boy from school who really likes Riley and tries his best to get in her good graces. Even Hayden wants Riley to give him a chance (since he is dead and all). I loved Jacob and I am actually rooting for him and not Hayden.

The whole tone of the book was sweet, I could not stop smiling while I read it.
Riley was a flawed character and that made her all more appealing and easy to relate. Hayden was way to sweet not to love. Swoon - swoon - swoon ! Their relationship (if you can call it that) was adorable. He was compassionate, caring, loving... his attitude over Jacob constantly asking Riley out was unexpected and made me admire the boy even more! 
The cliffhanger in the end is the only reason I cannot give it a 5 start rating. The book could have ended.... that being said I did LOVE the twist in the end and I am looking forward to the next book!

All in all this was an extremely charming read! Thank you so much EverAfterRomance for the book!

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