Sunday, March 20, 2011

Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade

Summary Provided by Goodreads:
After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare - former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead - finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this - ugh - “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.

Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.
Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check mark in the “clearly not” column. But Will is - ahem - willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.

Packed with romance, lovable characters, and a killer cliffhanger, Queen of the Dead is the out-of-this-world sequel to The Ghost and the Goth.

My Thoughts:
I was lucky enough to get an egalley of Queen of the Dead through netgalley and I was so excited when I found out I was able to read it early! I didn’t think I would be able to wait until June for the sequel to The Ghost and the Goth, which I also loved (read my review of The Ghost and the Goth here). What started out as a cute, fun read, is turning into an awesome and exciting series!

Will and Alona (love them!) are working together to help ghosts move on into the light. One night, the two of them, are at an abandon house helping an angry and vengeful ghost move on, Will is attacked by the ghost and almost killed. What saves him is Mina, a fellow ghost talker. Will is instantly curious and wants to learn more about her, and the devices she uses on the ghosts. Alona is suspicious of Mina and angry at Will for trusting her, but Will just wants to learn more about his abilities. Alona feels Will is not going to need or want her around anymore and that, with the fact she thinks her parents are forgetting about her (her mom is throwing away some of her stuff and her dads wife is pregnant) will cause Alona to go to the extreme to get what she wants. Holy crap-I did not see what was going to happen next AT ALL! 

The book is told in the POV of Will and Alona, just like in the previous book. I like Alona’s POV a lot because we get to see an actual person with feelings instead of the superficial bitch she appears to be. And Will, I just love Will. He is so sweet and funny! Will is dealing with a lot of different things in this book-his feelings for Alona, his abilities, and the secrets his father had kept from him. Apparently, there is a whole organization filled with “ghost hunters” and Will’s father was not only a member, but one of the head people in charge! Leaving Will wondering why his father kept so much from him and never helping Will come to terms with his abilities.

I really loved the ending and I am looking forward to seeing what will happen next! In a genre that is filled with supernatural aspects that can be very dark, this series is still fun and uplifting!

1 comment:

  1. I just recently requested this and haven't been approved yet. I have my fingers crossed though. I thought the first one was so sweet and funny. I can't wait to read this one too. Fab review!


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