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  1. says:

    Lexi will do anything to help Jane, to make up for the fact that she didn t couldn t save Jane s life, and to keep this beautiful ghost of a girl by her side for as long as possible Me reading the synopsis yep, yep, sounds good, yep, I m intereste WAIT A SECOND IS THIS QUEER Thank you so much to Greenwillow Books for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  2. says:

    Now I have feelings, book, how dare you.4.5 stars.I love ghost stories It s not so much about wanting to believe in the paranormal or wanting to talk about what is after death that s not what draws me in It s that haunting stories are stories about isolation There s something inherently detached from reality in this kind of paranormal They are stories about the word s hidden pockets, the in between spaces, for the lonely and the lost They are about the weight isolation has on a person, and seeing Lexi s journey with that, seeing how what the story does with this theme, meant so much to me.Lexi is a bitter and deeply pessimistic person The first impression I had of this story, before I really got to know her and her circumstances, was that it really was a downer And it s not I m not saying this just because there is humor dark and sarcastic, often, but it is funny but because whether something ends up being depressing is about what a story does with its premise, and this might be dark, but it s all but hopeless.And, after all, how could Lexi not be the way she is She can t touch people without seeing the time and the cause of their deaths, and she avoids and is avoided by people for that reason Stories often understate how much loneliness can affect a person What matters is that she is not static in this, and the way the book ends up dealing with all of this was both original and right for the story view spoiler Ghost therapy Ghost therapy hide spoiler

  3. says:

    i want a ghost girlfriend

  4. says:

    Last year I read Berquist s debut novel, Devils Unto Dust, and ended up putting it on my favourites 2018 shelf Missing, Presumed Dead is another complete hit for me As was the case in Devils Unto Dust, Berquist puts her main character Lexi front and centre, her complicated interpersonal relationships, and the difficult interior life she struggles to get out from under Lexi can not only see ghosts, she sees dead people walking all around her every time she touches someone she sees the manner of their death.Unbearably lonely, Lexi sinks to the edge and often below into depression, but her life starts to change when Lexi sees a young woman s violent death just hours before she knows that death will occur There isn t anything Lexi can do to stop Jane s death, but when Jane reappears as a ghost, the two young women form a bond based on, among other things, a shared desire to find and stop the killer before he hurts someone else.This is a quick read, but only because it doesn t take any detours, not because it is lacking in substance I m not usually one for mysteries, but Berquist s writing is so engaging that it draws you in and keeps you embedded in the story right from the outset My only slight critique would be that the resolution at the end between Lexi and Jane felt a bit too easy, but that is a small point that did not at all detract from my enjoyment of the book as a whole.

  5. says:

    i will personally beat down every f f author s door if they continue this underdeveloped sapphic romance trend where they don t get together until the last fucking page

  6. says:

    I adored Berquist s debut novel last year and was so excited to see that she was, once again, coming out with something completely new and different.It didn t take me long to pick it up and dig right in I loved the whole unique concept of this book With a blend of the everyday with a supernatural spin that sets it apart from others in the genre.A mystery filled with ghosts and magic and things that can go bump in the night A very unexpected hint of romance and you combine it all into a story that was truly hard to put down And even though it wasn t at all what I had been expecting, I really did enjoy it, weird romance angle and all ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  7. says:

    This story was immediately engaging with a main character whose horrible gift isolates her and leaves her deeply unhappy and lonely A chance encounter with a young woman at the club where she works leaves Lexi drowning in guilt, as she saw the other woman murdered brutally.When Jane, now a ghost, turns to Lexi for help, Lexi feels obligated to investigate, as a way to find who is targeting other young people, also with various gifts.Emma Berquist s story drew me in, and I empathized with Lexi, and kept hoping something positive would happen for her I really enjoyed this mystery ghosts serial killer story, much the same way I totally enjoyed Berquist s fantastic story Devils Unto Dust.

  8. says:

    Why aren t people reading this I really liked a premise and as a fan of the TV shows ghost whisperer and medium I was intrigued but somehow on the fence cause I didn t want to read the same old story.Luckily that didn t happen first of all Lexi s power has to it than seeing ghosts, knowing how and when people are gonna die was a really nice addition and it gave her an excuse for being a jerk most of the book She was lonely and in pain.Again I don t want to give things away but I just love the world that is written and there is much than ghosts.

  9. says:

    Listen, this book is everything you could want from a gritty queer urban fantasy Murder Ghosts Murdered gay ghosts who don t fall into the bury your gays trope because, you know they re not buried Missing, Presumed Dead isn t my usual cup of tea, but Emma Berquist s debut, Devils Unto Dust, was so innovative that I had to check this one out and I m so glad I did.Even though the main character, Lexi, isn t exactly likable, I loved her It is, after all, understandable why she s jaded and prickly because she can see how people die with a touch, Lexi carries a lot of fear and trauma with her that masquerades as anger She reminded me a lot of Kaz Brekker, actually, which I liked Girls often aren t allowed to be antagonistic too often it s construed as an undesirable trait, something to be fixed Even though Lexi s character arc has her softening a bit and slowly letting people in, she s still secretive and grumpy and that s okay.Lexi is eighteen, but she reads so much older had I not known this was YA, I would definitely have assumed she s in her early thirties Her character, her narrative voice, and her history sounds like it could have come out of an adult book I feel as if this has the potential to be alienating to teens who read this book, and it was difficult for me to suspend my disbelief enough to remember that Lexi is still a teenager One thing I wasn t expecting to get out of this book was a murder mystery and ghost story wrapped into one The mechanics of the ghosts in Missing, Presumed Dead are really quite unique of all the living people in the novel, only Lexi can interact with them, but to her, they re as real as a living person would be This works out very well when it comes to Jane, one of the few people she can touch without foreseeing death Jane and Lexi had a great dynamic, full of tension and bickering and slow burn, which is exactly what I wanted from my romance, and their romance arc was so well written.The whole book has a very film noir tone to it as Lexi and Jane work together to solve the mystery of Jane s murder I don t think the murder mystery was executed as well as it could have been When I m reading mystery, I don t want the culprit to come out of left field, and this book definitely gave me that feeling I was invested in what was going on and loved all the investigation that Lexi and Jane did, but I felt like there was very little actual foreshadowing what gives you the satisfaction of guessing whodunit Or maybe that s the brain fog talking and it was there all along.The magic system and setting is fairly typical of urban fantasy, but combined with the film noir tone it felt so much vivid than most of the urban fantasy I ve read There s also a fun cast of side characters the one who really stood out to me was Trevor, Lexi s ghost roommate and mentor to Jane The world just feels so busy and active, and for the most part, Lexi chooses to shut herself out of it.Missing, Presumed Dead is a really great reinvention of the urban fantasy paranormal genre with a lovely queer romance and atmospheric setting If you want a bit of a twist on the conventions of the genre, definitely check it out Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy BLOG TWITTER

  10. says:

    Missing, Presumed Dead was a very unique story It s almost hard to compare it to something else, I think that it s probably going to appeal most to the Buffy and Supernatural crowd Basically we have a queer paranormal mystery that takes place in our everyday world This was my introduction to Emma Berquist s writing and I thought it was really unique and strong The story starts with our main protagonist Lexi, who has a very powerful, if not inconvenient gift where she can see can see how and when other people will die when she touches them It s not a gift Lexi is happy about, it was passed down from her Grandfather, and it s caused her to have very few friends or relationships she s isolated herself as much as possibly However, she has to work to live, so she uses her gift at a club downtown that is kind of a safety spot for people like her When Lexi is called into work, she accidentally bumps into a young woman, Jane, and sees that she is going to be murdered that night Lexi freaks out and runs away, doing nothing to try and stop it but later feels a lot of guilt and goes looking to see if the ghost of the girl has hung back and sure enough It s hard to go into much detail here because it would only be even confusing than I ve already made it and it would give way too much away Stuff gets really really weird from here on out there, but a good weird and lots of intrigue and mystery Some kind of random things that I really liked about this story is that it didn t go with all the traditional things we know about ghosts Yes, some ghosts hung around because of unfinished business but some just hung around because they weren t ready yet or they were waiting for someone They were also warm, instead of cold So, when they came up to you, it was comforting rather than unpleasant Also, even though at first ghosts walked around looking how they passed which is pretty nasty if you died a horrible death , you could eventually glamour yourself however you wanted You weren t stuck with it I thought that was nice There is a small, queer romance that I did enjoy, even though I have a million and one questions about it but I ll keep my lips zipped up I think this might be a bit of a polarizing read, it s quite different and I find that always puts people on the love it or hate it side of the fence I personally thought it was fun and a really interesting take on a mystery story I would 100% read Emma s work again.

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summary pdf Missing, Presumed Dead , summary chapter 2 Missing, Presumed Dead , sparknotes Missing, Presumed Dead , Missing, Presumed Dead 4e5d10b With A Touch, Lexi Can Sense How And When Someone Will Die Some Say It S A Gift But To Lexi It S A Curse One That Keeps Her Friendless And Alone All That Changes When Lexi Foresees The Violent Death Of A Young Woman, Jane, Outside A Club But Jane Doesn T Go To The Afterlife Quietly Her Ghost Remains Behind, Determined To Hunt Down Her Murderer, And She Needs Lexi S Help In Life, Jane Was Everything Lexi Is Not Outgoing, Happy, Popular But In Death, All Jane Wants Is Revenge Lexi Will Do Anything To Help Jane, To Make Up For The Fact That She Didn T Couldn T Save Jane S Life, And To Keep This Beautiful Ghost Of A Girl By Her Side For As Long As Possible

  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • Missing, Presumed Dead
  • Emma Berquist
  • 05 July 2018
  • 9780062642837

About the Author: Emma Berquist

Emma Berquist grew up in Austin, TX and currently lives in New Zealand She likes horror movies and dogs and dislikes brushing her hair and writing bios.