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Ghost Flower

Ghost Flower
By Michele Jaffe
Razorbill, 2012
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next.




Normally, too many twists are annoying and I think it makes for a poor novel because the plot doesn't seem well planned. Not this one! The ending totally surprised me. I loved the mystery and I was guessing the whole entire time. I never dreamed that the ending would happen that way! It was awesome. I wanted to re-read it immediately to look for clues that I had missed because I didn't know the ending. 

When I was younger, I loved the mystery of Anastasia. I wanted to know what happened in real life so badly! (Side note: Did you know that it was practically impossible to kill Rasputin? He was a scary dude.) And BONUS - Ghost Flower was so spooky! The only thing that makes a good mystery better is a GHOST. But is it real or fake? Wonderful. What more could I ask for? It's my favorite Michele Jaffe novel yet.