Under the Light by Laura Whitcomb
Ghosts, Haunting, Growing Up, Young Love
Helen accidentally starts haunting Jenny in this sequel (to the book where she was possessing Jenny’s body) when she tries to check on her to make sure she didn’t ruin Jenny’s life. The book shows what happened to Jenny while she was out of her body, and shows her trying to put her life back together while Helen tries to point her in the right directions. The sequel was really unnecessary: it had none of the tension or passion of the first book, Jenny’s romance with Billy felt incredibly forced, and there was so much navel-gazing from Helen and Jenny that none of the unanswered questions from the first book were answered. Whitcomb has a lovely way with words, but this was disappointing.
Previous book: A Certain Slant of Light