Today I'm delighted to be taking part in the blog tour of the fabulous The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) with a review of the book
Rosie Potter wakes one morning with what she assumes is a humongous hangover, but she soon discovers that she isn't hungover at all. She's dead. Her death is suspicious, but Rosie can't remember what happened that night. But she's going to find out.
I absolutely loved The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter. It's such a fun, laugh-out-loud read and I found myself giggling away as I read about Rosie's antics. With the main character being dead, it's quite a unique read but it leads to some hilarious moments. Rosie is such a brilliant character and I warmed to her immediately. She's bright and funny and I adored her. Rosie is invisible (being a ghost) so she can let go and really tell people what she thinks of them, which led to some hilarious moments. My favourite part of the book takes place in the local pub and involves Rosie kicking a stool across the room - I'm just glad I wasn't reading in public as I laughed so much!
As a ghost, Rosie has access to people and conversations she wouldn't normally have so she gets to see the village she lives in in a new light. There are secrets in Ballycarragh - including Rosie's untimely death - and Rosie is going to unearth them and find out what happened to her. As the secrets begin to unravel, we see that some people aren't what they seemed to begin with and I was itching to find out what was really going on. Rosie's best friend, Jenny hated Rosie's boyfriend and she couldn't understand why. Jack is fun and charming (and gorgeous) but with her new perspective, Rosie can really get to the bottom of the problem between Jenny and Jack. Like Rosie, I too wanted to know what had happened between the pair to create such animosity.
With the book ultimately being about death, it could have been quite a maudlin read, but it really wasn't. It's so witty and surprisingly light and romantic. Rosie is quite a mischievous ghost and kept me entertained throughout. My chest was a little bit hurty by the end, but in a good way.
About the Author
Kate Winter is a journalist, novelist and storyteller from the North West of Ireland who was lucky enough to grow up with no TV (though she didn't consider it a lucky break at the time) and lots of books. After graduating from University of Ulster with first class honours and the Ulster Television Award for her BA in Media Studies, Kate promptly forged a glittering career for herself in waitressing. Then one day, beside a swimming pool in Australia, Kate decided it was time to write a book. The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) is Kate's debut novel.
Follow Kate on @KatiCut