Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Book Review: Strange Girl

Title - Strange Girl
Author - Christopher Pike
Genre - Paranormal Mystery
Published - November 17th 2015
Publisher - Simon Pulse

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike comes a brand-new fascinating and seductive new novel about a girl with a mysterious ability—but one that carries an unimaginable cost. 

From the moment Fred met Aja, he knew she was different. And she was. 

Aja had a gift. But her gift came with a price. 

After a shocking sequence of events, Fred must look back at their relationship, and piece together all of their shared moments, so he can finally understand Aja’s precious gift…and its devastating repercussions.

I received Strange Girl in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Bewitching Book Tours. Everything for Fred changes when a new girl arrives in town he first encounters her at the park but doesn’t talk to her till school the next day. There is something different about Aja than other girls it’s drawing Fred in. Surprisingly they connect right away forming a fast friendship he even invites her to watch his band play.  At the bar when things get out of control it comes to Aja to save the day even mending a soldiers skull that bad been smashed by a bottle.

Thinking that the past was behind them Fred and Aja continue to spend time together but a video shows up on youtube that causes people to question. Than when Mike ends up in the hospital with a series head injury if not for Aja using her gift to save him he would have died instead he got better. Soon a reporter wants to know the real story behind Aja and strangers are showing up asking for her to heal their family members. Fred realizes that Aja isn’t just a girl but so much more but with her gift comes a price that may not be worth the risk.

I like Fred he’s a good guy with a good heart who found someone special to capture his heart. I wasn’t sure at first about Aja because we didn’t know much about her but the more we got to know her the more I liked her. While Fred was an interesting character it’s really Aja who stole the show the mystery surrounding her was intriguing I wanted to know more about this Strange Girl. We are also given a chance to know some great supporting character like Mike, Janet, Dale and Shelly members of the band.

I’ve been a longtime fan of Christopher Pike so when the chance to read his new book came up I just had to jump at the chance. Strange Girl doesn’t disappoint it’s a captivating story that captured my heart as well as my imagination. In true fashion Christopher Pike has woven an intricate story that captured my attention to the very last page because I had to know who Aja really was. I think the concept of Aja is well done it’s a unique concept that works well with all the characters. Strange Girl is a captivating paranormal mystery that draws the reader in to the last page. I loved the character it was interesting to see how each of them is intertwined and Aja changed everything. I really enjoyed Strange Girl it’s a perfect example of a Christopher Pike book and reminds me a lot of the books I loved as a teen. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. 


  1. Strange Girl sounds pretty fantastic, Mandy! I love it when a story can take me on a trip that is both unexpected, strange and still kind of make sense. Aja and her mystery would probably keep me on my toes for the duration of the story, too. And if Fred is in a band, it's a given I'd like him :)
    Great review.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Sounds like something that I might like and will need to add to my list. Great review.