The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand Review

Hello my little fellow munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing good. It is finals week so I have been extremely busy and haven’t really had that much time to do anything book related which I apologize about. Anyways, I read this book pretty recently and am reading several more books at the current moment which I hope to have all reviewed for you munchkins before the first week of January. Due to how many books I am reading it will take me a little while but they will all be released to you to read the review hopefully shortly.


Author: Cynthia Hand

Genre: Re-telling, Young Adult with small magic themes.

Publisher: Harper Teen

Publishing Date: October 24, 2017

Pages: 400

Description according to GoodReads,”On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn’t.

And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .”


This book is actually wayyyyyyyy better than what it seems to be like from the description. This book is a strange mix of a Christmas Carol, Magic, romance and love with time travel.

Firstly, it is somewhat of a love story and not. There is a romantic theme between a couple of people however the more present love theme is between family and friends. Due to it being a Christmas Carol re-telling it had all the major characters personality traits within many of the characters both in the beginning and in the end.

The writing style was amazing especially due to how all parts of the story built on top of itself adding to more and more knowledge of the book. The way it was told was amazing due to how it was told through the main character as a narration and as a first person point of view in a way.

The entire concept of the book was amazing especially due to how it all came back around to the major original story. The Scrooge them was extremely prevalent and the character development was wonderful.

This is a great book to read around the Holiday season and I highly recommend it.

5/5 stars

Author Information:


According to GoodReads,”Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novel MY PLAIN JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in fiction writing. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with two cats, one crazy puppy, two kids, and an entourage of imaginary friends.”

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Where to buy the book:


Barnes and Nobles 


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