Title: Chasing Brooklyn
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Kindle Store
Restless souls and empty hearts.
Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca died a year ago, and now their friend Gabe has died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe’s ghost is there, waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn’t Lucca chasing her through her dreams.
Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying so hard not to feel the pain of missing Lucca. But when he begins receiving messages from his dead brother, telling him to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.
As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they’re being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.
Chasing Brooklyn is the first book I have read by Lisa Schroeder. I had heard so many great things about her books but I was still a little hesitant. How can I connect with the characters in a verse novel? How will their story develop in such a sort book? All of my hesitations were completely unjustified. I realized that after just a few pages.
I connected with the characters very well. I felt their pain. Their fear and their joy. Lisa Schroeder definitely has a way with words. She may not use many of them but they are written so beautifully that you can’t help feeling every one. The story alternated between Brooklyn and Nico and their struggles with their own personal ghosts.
At times Chasing Brooklyn was a little creepy. The ghost aspect is something I love. Seeing as I’m a strong believer in ghosts myself. This book is definitely not to be missed. I will be reading Schroeder’s other books as soon as possible. 4 Stars!