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Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth #2)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  6,043 ratings  ·  593 reviews
The Ghost

Okay, I admit it. I'm not perfect, no matter what you've heard. First off, I'm dead. Second, I got send back from the Great Beyond. I mean, seriously, who is running things up there? Now I have to spend the summer after my senior year working - and on behalf of a bunch of whiny spirits, no less. But a girl's got to what a girl's got to do.

It's a good thing Will Ki
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Hyperion
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I really enjoyed The Ghost and the Goth, so I was a little apprehensive about ruining the magic with Queen of the Dead. Middle books are sometimes such HUGE disappointments, especially when they revolve around an established romantic couple from the first book. Thankfully, Queen of the Dead, far from suffering from the Middle-Child Syndrome, rocked my socks right off!

Remember Crescendo? No, I haven't read it, but I've read enough and more about it, and from what I can tell
You know how nearly every second book in a trilogy suffers from insane boredom, lack of character development, humor, and plot summary? Well, I'm happy to say that Queen of the Dead only partially fell into this rut. The second book of Kade's The Ghost and the Goth series disappointed me by severely lacking the humor I'd grown to love and surprised me by taking a rather serious - and utterly unique - turn.

The last thing Will expects is to find another person like him - someone who can see
Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
I read this series for entertainment value, and only that. So of course I had to go and ruin it all by reading the synopsis of the third book before I'd even started the first one. Which in turn thoroughly spoiled this installment, as I already knew what was going to happen during the climax of the story. Sometimes I wish I could tighten my screws.


Even so, I liked it. While there are moments when it feel banal, and Will's narration and his revelations seem a bit forced, overall, it's a fun
I really like Alona Dare, and love her and Will together. This book further cemented that fact for me, but I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending. I'll wait a few days to write a review. No matter what though, I know I'll be sticking with this series until the end, and I'll be checking out anything that Ms. Kade publishes.
Amy Louise
Ah I love these books! Really enjoyed this book. Really funny as well. Think the next book is going to be really good, can't wait for the next now. :D
This book was EXCELLENT. I thought that the first book in the series had a lot of potential, but didn’t quite reach my expectations, but Queen of the Dead made up for that.

I love the narrator switch each chapter. I appreciated that in the first book, but even more so now that Alona and Will have better established their “relationship.” Not every author can pull this off, but it really worked; it’s important as they see the world so differently.

Alona has been forced to grow up; she might be dea
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Good bye Reading Slump, hello Salvation

God it has been so long since I've picked this book up! I remember reading the first book...I think it was a year ago. It was absolutely fabulous of course. And then lucky me, I won this book read a few pages put it down and forgot about it.

Shameful I know...

Well I've been working on getting back into reading since its summer so I'm having a massive reading marathon. And this is one of the few books to help me get back into YA. Oh YA how I've missed you so
I love this Series!
the second one did not fall flat!

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Alona Dare, ex-social queen has died and is stuck aiding goth boy/ghost talker Will Killian until she proves to the light she’s learned something…whatever that something is.I love this series because it doesn’t try to be something its not…I mean come on its a YA series about a shallow dead cheerleader. Speaking of Alona, I love the lack of character development for a change.

Alona might have become slightly less mean since meeting Will, but fo
Jun 06, 2011 kari rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011, ya, 5-star
Dear Ms. Kade,
I hope this finds you well and most certainly busy working on the next installment of this series. I would actually appreciate having it in my hands, oh let's see, yesterday, so please get on that as soon as possible. Thanks (and get to work!)

Note to everyone: Don't let this book cover fool you. The covers for these books may look silly or fluffy and the books are anything but that. The covers really do suggest what the book is about, but when so many books have gorgeous dark cove
Jan 18, 2011 Charlotte marked it as to-read
Oh, no. He better not end up with Mina. He and Alona are meant to me. I just can't allow something Will going to another her. I can't. I won't. I hope it comes out soon, 'cuz I need some answers. *nods*
Wendy Darling
3.5 stars Enjoyed it, though not quite as much as I did the first. Alona seemed pretty selfish in this one, and it made me a teeny bit uncomfortable at times. Still, I'm looking forward to the next one to see where the story goes.
Holli Marie
I wasn't sure how to rate this book. I was expecting things to remain relatively the same with the main characters helping quirky ghosts to head for the light. I was surprised & disappointed when the plot changed course--completely changed course.

The rules for this fictional world flew out the window & the explanations didn't make sense. They came off as --ooops! I wrote myself into a corner in the first novel now hang with me while I change things up & give flimsy excuses for why th
This book wasn't what I expected it to be, in a good way! The cover looks like a cheesy teen romance, but this story deals with some tough issues and it's actually really scary! There were parts that I personally didn't really like, but overall, it's a well-written teen story with a lot for readers to think about.

First off, Alona is an awesome character. I love that she used to be a "mean girl" in high school, but in the afterlife, she's grown so much. She hasn't stopped being that mean girl alt
Aioki Reika
“Deeper Ghost Romance and Conflicts with a mix of Ghost Busters Action!”

Reading the book 2 is making me feel a lot of heartache and a bit of curiosity on what’s gonna happens next?! Alona and Will’s romance gets deeper and deeper and I am soo glad that they can feel each other (kisses, hugs, etc…). Then here comes a very complicated conflict that makes me want to know the ending. GAWD! I love it!

Until this girl ‘Mina’ (the ghost hunter girl) which I preferred calling her a Ghost Buster hahaha
This one was a disappointment for me, it lacked the little things I loved about the last book and although the plot was interesting the characters had lost a lot all of their former likability replacing it with whining and a complete lack of common sense.(view spoiler) ...more
Nitzan Schwarz
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Oh, I loved this book very much.

Alona Dare, with all her imperfection, is just so very likable it's odd. She has her shallow moments, and her deep moments, and they are all wrapped up in one package in a way that makes total sense (kudos to the lovely author for that!). She is dead, and yet so strangely alive in her reaction and thoughts. She's changing, too, and evolving, in more than one way.

Will is just delicious in my min
Ana Banda
Spoilers; spoilers; SPOILEEEEEEEERS!

Dios mio; estoy chillando como loca :'(
Amo esta trilogia! El primer libro fue super divertido pero este; simplemente hermoso! Nuevos personajes que odie!
Mina cara de pira jodete -.- que te trague la luz azul o del color que sea; solo su propio interes & Will que? -.-
Alona; una parte de ella que no conociamos pero divina; sacrificarse por Lily fue muy lindo pero tendra su recompensa al tener unos "padres" que se preocupen por ella :3
William Killian eres e

Just felt like adding that.

I really liked Ghost and the Goth. I didn't like this one as much. It made me angry. I wish Alona and Will would have just made up. That is one of the things I liked about these books. Believe it or not, Will is on my book boyfriend list. I really like them as a couple, but now they annoy me. I'm going to read the third to see what happens, but this book felt to thrown together. The beginning was good, the middle was boring and dragged, but the end was good. I just rea
The Ghost and the Goth was one of my favorite books last year, so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Queen of the Dead; unfortunately I was disappointed.

I love Alona and Will; Mina and the other ghost talkers not so much. Which sucked for me since that's what most of the book was about. I also didn't like the whole situation involving Lily's body. I just wish this book didn't go in a completely different direction from the first.

With that said I do love Alona and Wills interaction and this boo
Sharupa Azmal
The book the Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade was pretty good. This is the second book of the series of The Ghost and the Goth. We have once again Alona Dare our cheerleader and Will Killian who is the the ghost talker. The story is being told from both perspectives. Not only that but the author really knows how to build up the plot from both perspectives. The story starts out as Will and Alona are hiding in some bushes waiting for another ghost. Once the other ghost comes in they hurry inside t ...more
Don't get me wrong, I loved Queen Of The Dead but sometimes I wish authors would just keep it simples you know?

Over & Out, T xx
Quick paced and a fast read with a simple plot. It reads like an episode of Angel, a simple story with pre-established characters. This one was less of a romance than the first one, which made for a better story.
A bit slow in the beginning, but it was much better at the end. Sweet!
Review will be posted on the blog on 6/27.

In a Sentence: Though I didn't find Queen of the Dead to be as entertaining as its predecessor, it was still an enjoyable read with fun characters.

My Thoughts

What I enjoyed most about Queen of the Dead was that we got to learn more about Will's powers and his past. I was almost as excited as Will was to be introduced to the Order. Another ghost-talker? Sweet! However, I wasn't as excited when the new girl, Mina was introduced. She actually drove me cra
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I was really excited to read this one. I found the first in the series to be really unique. It was the right mix of ghosts, serious issues mixed in with some light-hearted romance and fun. I was hoping for the same with this edition.

I was a little disappointed with the first half of the book. Alona seemed to regress back to shelfish, b$tchy person she was in life. Her attitude towards Will was really annoying. She pushed his buttons and then knew just how to get back into his good graces. I also
Queen of the Dead focuses less on the relationship between Will and Alona and more on how their families effect them. As Alona freaks out about her family moving on from mourning her, she takes drastic measures to get back into their minds. Alona's on her own to make terribly bad decisions because Will is wrapped up in the mystery of his dead father's abilities. I expected more romance between Will and Alona based on the ending of The Ghost and the Goth, and while there was some, Queen of the De ...more
Leigh Herondale
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So after reading The Ghost and The Goth for the second time I read Queen Of The Dead by Stacey Kade, the second book from The Ghost and The Goth series. Again, the story revolves around Will and Alona.

Again, I will not write about the story or any form of a giveaway for the story in this review. I’ll try not to be a spoiler because I want you to read it so I’ll try to focus more on the characters, the
2.5 stars - Spoilers

Alona Dare is getting used to her afterlife, she's now Will's friend, his spirit guide and his sort of girlfriend. Together they're trying to help ghosts get the closure they need to move on. However their working and personal relationship becomes strained when Will meets other ghost speakers like him. Will learns that his father was part of a group called the Order and that as a member of the Order he captured and contained ghosts. Much to Alona's annoyance and disappointmen
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I am totally in love with this series. I just plain love Alona and Will.

This time around, Will and Alona are on a mission to help a ghost when they discover a girl that can see and speak to ghosts the same as Will can. This one meeting leads to trouble in paradise for Will and Alona.

They argue and because of some things Mina says to Will about helping the living and not the "echoes," Alona becomes convinced that Will wants things to change between them. She sets off to prove to him that she does
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
I loved the first one and I loved the second one in the series! This is Alona and Will’s big fight and Alona makes one hell of a mistake. It completely changes the game. We come back from a happy Will and Alona making out on the bench at school to happy Alona and Will making out behind the buses waiting for one lovely ghost to appear. Ahh...all is hot and heavy and just down right lovely in their world. Until someone who has the same (ish) abilities as Will comes along. And who can blame Will fo ...more
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As an award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead.

She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and two retired racing greyhounds, SheWearsThePants (Pansy) and Shutter. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll likely find her parked in front of the television catching up on
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