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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  48 reviews
"You know how it is: go on a date, get killed, wake up the next morning. No? Just me?" - Lucy Day

Fifteen-year-old Lucy Day falls between the gears in the machinery of the afterlife. She is murdered while on her first date, but awakens a day later, completely solid and completely whole. She has no hunger for brains, blood, or haunting, so she crosses “zombie,” “vampire,” a
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 12th 2012 by Cool Well Press
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Lindsey Scott
This book is what every young writer should read!! A friend of mine recommended it and I was blown away with how in tune B.C. is with his audience, and how well he was able to create characters that were believable, characters you wanted to be friends with (or be friends with if you were still in high school).

What I loved about this book most, though, was B.C.'s ability to weave in advanced vocabulary that even made me refer to my dictionary! I gave my cousin the book to read (she's a high schoo
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Deadgirl was a fab read, slightly strange and unusual but in a good way.
The synopsis is spot on with its description of the book so straight onto my thoughts….
I thought Deadgirl was a very unique story and it kept my interest all of the way through. Lucy was a very relatable 15yr old going through all of the things a girl that age should be – including her first date which ends in disaster. She had a great voice and outlook that was
Emily Anne
Deadgirl is a very confusing, long novel yet fortunately has a very likable main character. It was worth the read. Although I must admit to skimming some of the middle. I do wish it had been shortened.

The characters, whom I didn't find extremely memorable, were still realistic. Lucy is definitely a heroine to root for, and pity. She has many struggles. Yet I did love how she could still joke once in a while. And Abraham felt like a very well written character as well. I also felt the dialogue in
Lucy Day is 15 years old and she’s dead. Kind of. After spending all freshman year flirting with Zack he has finally asked her on a date, and what happens? She disappears from the group, dies in a back alley, and he spends all night looking for her. So not cool. When she wakes up the next day with a killer headache and her perfect outfit ruined she notices some changes. She doesn’t eat, she doesn’t sleep, and she doesn’t even go to the bathroom. The biggest different, though, is the blistering c ...more
WOW! This book made me laugh and cry- sometimes at the same time! It was absolutely amazing. I loved the main character, she was witty and sarcastic- everything I could have dreamed for! The other characters were great as well. This was sort of a mystery- it had that aspect in it several places- and the answers were really unexpected and flabbergasting. I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. The plot is like none other, the end is amazing, and I want MORE! Amazing amazing amazing!!! ...more
Marlene Moss
I jumped at the chance to read Dead Girl by B.C. Johnson – I loved the cover and title.

The story is told from the point of view of Lucy, a funny, snarky 15-year-old swooning over her first love. Several things were quite refreshing in this story. The main group of kids are generally wholesome, their parents are involved, and the confusion of just being a teenager was realistically shown. Sadly, Lucy is killed after her first date – and wakes up not entirely alive or dead.

The story-line was uniqu
Having had the opportunity to read DEAD GIRL as part of the book's blog tour, I was delighted to find it was as enjoyable as I had hoped. And it didn't even occur to me that the book was written by a guy. Which I dare say, impresses me; not every guy can pull off writing for a female protagonist without making them look like caricatures of the female species. So, score one for the team!

DEAD GIRL starts off with a literal bang before taking us back a few days prior to the event, as teenage Lucy h
Thea Wilson
My Thoughts On The Book:

'Dead is such a strong word.....'

The Plot Of The Story:
I've read books in a similar vein as this one before but generally they end up going down the 'Reaper' route where Deadgirl take a different path entirely and where it ends up is quite unexpected, but in a good way as it makes it quite individual.

Lucy Day is normal fifteen year old girl, with friends and a crush on the hottest boy in school. She lives an ordinary life with regular parents and a loving home until th
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 2.5 stars

Deadgirl follows the story of Lucy Day, who is murdered unintentionally on her first date. She, however, is unable to stay dead, and wakes up the next morning with nothing but a blood stained dress. But why is she waking up every morning in a beach instead of her home? What is happening to her body? Read Deadgirl to find out.

Deadgirl was an …… interesting book. I had no expectations when I start
Tracey (YA Book Addict)
I have been sent some amazing books to review this year. And you can put Deadgirl right up there with the best of them!! This book was just... WOW!!! This is one fantastic, didn't want to put down read!!

Deadgirl starts at a really nice pace as you get to know the characters. And then BAM!!! The action begins!! There is so much that I want to talk about, but whatever I say will spoil it for you all and this is definitely a book that you MUST read!!

Lucy Day is a normal 15yo girl, going to school,
Title: Dead Girl
Author: B.C. Johnson
Publisher: Cool Well Press
Date of Release: April 12th, 2012
Number of Pages: 368
Source: Author for honest review.
Summary from Goodreads:
"You know how it is: go on a date, get killed, wake up the next morning. No? Just me?" - Lucy Day

Fifteen-year-old Lucy Day falls between the gears in the machinery of the afterlife. She is murdered while on her first date, but awakens a day later, completely solid and completely whole. She has no hunger for brains, blood, or
**3 Stars**
I was provided a copy indirectly from the author (through a group on for an honest review.

MY OVERVIEW: Yikes, I don’t really know how to do an overview on this book. It wasn’t really that memorable, and I just put it down.

PROS: I liked Luce. She was a believable teenage character. There were a few points where she slipped a little from the believable realm. I also liked Morgan. I think she was my favorite. I honestly wish there was more of her in the book.

CONS: It is p
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

I did really like the front cover of this book and I thought the blurb sounded really intriguing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really connect that well with the main character, Lucy. There was a lot of repetition in the fact that she was ‘cute’… and a couple of times at quite inappropriate moments. (Like when she was being chased. A few of the other random thoughts made sense… but when you’re running f
Casia Courtier
Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson, is a young adult urban fantasy with paranormal romance elements. It is published through Curiousity Quills Press and has been out since November 6,2014.

The book is a quick read, about twenty-one chapters and an epilogue. It doesn't have a lot of action, but I wasn't surprised for that. Really, this book sets the scene and gives you just enough of B.C. Johnson's world to want more.

Apparently, if you have a strong enough will to live, you won't die like normal people. You
Great book! It was exciting, kept me asking questions, and felt original (even with all the other supernatural books and movies out there!). I didn't know if I'd be able to relate to Lucy, but she's actually pretty funny and I ended up really liking her. Definitely recommend this book!
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I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t put it down when I started reading this. Paranormal fantasy novels are one of my favourites to read. I felt that this story was very original. However, I couldn’t quite relate to Lucy in the beginning but I did start to love her like I loved the other characters eventually.

I felt the book was exciting; it had heaps of action to keep it entertaining. The beginning of the story was a fabulous in explaining and
Jessa Russo
I absolutely LOVED this book! Loved!!! I can't wait to read the next one! Johnson's characters and the storyline were so well formed . . . I was immediately invested and remained invested throughout.

As someone who once was a teenage girl, and well, still often is even all these years later, I can say that B.C. Johnson really knows how to write a teenage, female, point of view. I'm very impressed and loved so much of Lucy's snark and self-depreciating humor. She's awesome. Truly awesome.

I can't
I was given a copy for my honest review.

I'm kind of surprised that this is the authors first book. I enjoyed this book although I wasn't a fan of the ending. I typically like a happy ending, and this didn't fit into my idea of a cookie cutter happy ending. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the book, it just didn't end like I wanted it to.

Ok time for pros & cons:
Pros- I like the idea of the story, dying but not. I thought it was original. I liked Lucy ( the main character) & her friends. I'
I'm not a huge fan of occult fiction (though I do enjoy other types of fantasy and thrillers, so was not far out of my comfort zone with this book), but I was offered a free review copy of the e-book and was intrigued by the description, so I took it.

It may be my lack of familiarity with other occult fiction, but I felt that this was a truly original and ingenious book, different from anything I've ever read before. It was action-packed and kept me guessing. Information was provided at just the
Anemone Flynn
Deadgirl, by B.C. Johnson, is a light paranormal fantasy directed at the young adult market. Lucy, a typical lovestruck teenage girl, goes out to the movies and gets herself inconveniently killed by muggers afterwards -- right after her crush asks for exclusivity! Only she doesn't stay dead. Trying to deal with the ramifications of her new existence while retaining her new boyfriend and escaping a crazy light that keeps trying to kill her (for good this time) keeps Lucy on her toes from the firs ...more
I received Dead Girl by B.C. Johnson for free through Goodreads First reads giveaways. This one kept me guessing for a long time I can honestly say I did not see things coming with this book. Some parts of this book I found to be boring but others I could not put the book down and flew threw the book. It was a page turner at these points I could not stop I wanted to know more and more and more I had questions and from the start of the book I was wondering WHAT IS GOING ON! The main character Luc ...more
May 01, 2012 Darlene rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Yvensong, S. Michele, Cheryl in CC NV, Ralph, Tom, Chris
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Wow! Could I give this ten stars please? This was exciting! B. C. Johnson has told a superb tale. The book keeps you guessing and wondering what will happen next.

Lucy, the main character is very likable and has the spunk I like to see in female characters. She's only 15 and seems way beyond what I imagine would be the maturity of 15 or what I was at 15. But it is a different time and I was a late-bloomer even way back in the stone-age. Maybe the young adults who read this will find her immature,
Marie DeLaRosa
This review was previously posted when I was a admin on Paranormal Reads, as I am no longer with them I retain all rights to MY review.


Lucy just wanted to go to the movies with her friends...and Zack of course, what should have been an amazing time at the movies with friends ends up turning into a situation that will change Lucy's life. I have to say the plot was innovative, as Lucy has to deal with the weird after effects of waking up when indeed she should've died. But how is that poss
Ebook provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson was a book that I didn't expect I would like.

I received this book during a really busy time in school, so naturally, I only read a few pages at a time.

This book, is obviously about someone that dies, so I'm not giving anything away by saying this. All I can say is, that it adds a bit more of a twist to the after life. This book shows us that we all have a purpose in life and that sometimes it's not what we w
Roberta R. (Offbeat YA)
Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA.

Pros: Unique, mind-blowing premise and setting. Characters with authentic voice. A lovestruck but spunky heroine. Engaging, imaginative prose.
Cons: A couple of not completely convincing attitudes. A few inconsistencies that won't really affect your reading pleasure. Some small mistakes slipped through revision.
WARNING! Violence and attempted rape, though not described in a graphic manner. Underage drinking.
Will appeal to: Afterlife boo
Gwynn White
I requested this book when I saw it listed on Read it and Reap. My reason? I was intrigued to see how Johnson would tackle a story of a girl who has fallen between the crack of life and death. Very interesting and original premise, I thought. And, by and large, B.C. Johnson has written an original story. Without giving too much away, the 'between' world may be familiar to readers of Dreamless, by Josephine Angelini, but it didn't detract from the overall originality of the novel.

Before I get te
Going on you very first day with the boy of your dreams shouldn’t end with you being killed. Right?!?

Lucy Day a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Atlanta High school and is your average teenager. She has a massive crush on a boy name Zack and has two best friends, Morgan and Wanda.

Lucy is finally going on her first date EVER and with her dream boy, Zack. Her date should have ended the textbook way. Boy walks you to your door, and gives you a goodnight kiss that makes you have butterflies in your tu
Selina Liaw
Books & Sweet Epiphany

Deadgirl is GOOD.
Like DEAD GOOD (Pun intended). *grin*

Seriously, the beginning caught my attention and I slept at 2 in the morning because I couldn't put Deadgirl down.

The storyline is riveting and gave a whole new twist to the 'life after death' scenario, which, in this case, life after death... was life (though I'm not really sure the kind of life Lucy is really living).

Lucy is really explored in this book and I really love her pe
Lucy Day has her first date ever. It seems to be going magically until she ends up dead at the hands of a group of would-be gang rapists. But somehow she gets up and goes back to her every day life, although she has to lie to the cops about being shot, and explain to her parents why she went missing for 24 hours. She also gets to have mandatory sessions with the guidance counselor.

Meanwhile, her life begins to return to normal except that she can't eat, sleep, or anything else. She also starts
The character development in this book is phenomenal! I got so into what was going to happen to Lucy and her friends. No character is a blank slate, and none are cliches. Yet, BC Johnson has time to make you care about their strengths, flaws, and outcome of the story. Especially the main character Lucy. She stays true to her character, but still develops throughout the novel.

The paranormal element in this book is done in a really refreshing way that I haven't seen before. I also loved that Lucy
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B.C. Johnson was born in 1985 in Southern California, and hasn't relocated since. He discovered a love for telling stories at seven-years-old, though those consisted of either fabricating expansive lies, or writing mostly plagiarized stories. Between then and now, he's worked a number of odd jobs, including machinist, lighting designer, demolitionist, sound mixer, receptionist, custodian, and muse ...more
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