Queen of the Dead (The Ghost and the Goth #2)
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...more
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...more
The last thing Will expects is to find another person like him - someone who can see...more
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...more
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...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fun, easy read, with all the trademark humour, wit and adventure that was there in the first book. The storyline continues to be interesting, and yet it’s changing too. It’s altering and shaping up, becoming more complex. The Order and even the big problem Alona gets herself into, make the story so much more intriguing and the whole time I was reading I was desperate to know what would happen next.
Personally, I feel like Will and Alona...more
Alona and Will are back. Since Alona was sent back from the light, she has become a sort of spirit guide for Will. And she also has to *gasp* help other ghosts! Of course, Will is usually by her side, considering that whenever Alona's time of death comes up every morning, she is automatically pulled to wherever Will is.
Recently, Alona has been noticing that she's caring for Will a little more than she'd like to, and she's not exactly sure where they sta...more
After reading The Ghost and the Goth, I was eager to spend more time with Alona and Will. They continued to grow on me in Queen of the Dead. The story picks up right were we left off, and Kade threw some twists and turns in there, that I wasn't prepared for at all! Dramatic, funny and just a little bit of romance, it was the perfect read for a lazy summer day.
I love the dual perspectives in this story! It's great to see the real Alone and Will because wh...more
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...more
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...more
the second one did not fall flat!
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...more
In a lot of ways this book felt unrelated to the last, except for the common main charact...more
While part two of this series was not as good at part one, The Ghost and the Goth, I find myself completely intrigued by these characters. Alona's transition into a decent person fascinates me. Her dealing with her jealousy over Will, her lack of anyone that's ever cared about her, and her physical insecurities would strike a cord with any girl that's every set foot in high school. Will is just adorable. Despite his social awkward...more
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...more
Bien, justo en este momento es Will el que me cae mal, digo, siendo una chica esta vez estoy del lado de Alona aunque ella también esté equivocada. Pero en definitiva me mata que Will sea tan lento con su cerebro, digo, yo soy una de esas personas que no necesita de que le digan lo que está sucediendo para entender cualquier situación, y me enoja lo desconsiderado qu...more
I really loved The Ghost and the Goth and i'm actually thrilled to read its sequel and it didn't fail me at all.
The story is still told on both Alona and Will's POV. The story is still witty and adorable but now with greater emotion at stake. Still together, Alona and Will continues their journey on doing good deeds for their ghosts friends until they bumped into a girl named Mina on one of their journey's. Mina was like Will, she has the same gift as his. Will learned things from his past and h...more
Queen Of The Dead, by Stacey Kade, picks up shortly after where the first book in the series The Ghost And The Goth left off. Will and Alona are working together to help trapped spirits move on, while Alona works to earn her place “back in the light”. But that all changes when Will begins to wonder about his Dad.
When out helping a ghost, Will and Alona run into Mina, who has the ability to talk...more
I needed to make a good impression tomorrow, the next day, and for however long after that it took to get and keep Alona...Ally in my life. It just wasn't the same without herAnd that was what it take for me to burst into tears. :(
I can't believe how it became this emotional after the first book. Compared to it though was that it was more light and an easy read but this one is just full of action and emotions. Still the story is fast-paced and glad I was able to finish it in 7 hours minus the...more
Will’s father could see ghosts and he has inherited this ability. He uses this skill to try and help people solve their problems and pass over to the other side.
Alona is a ghost. Not just any ghost. At school Alona was the leader of the “in” crowd while Will was the oddball. Killed in an accident, she followed the light, but returned for reasons both she and Will have yet to fathom. Alona becomes solid when she’s near Will and this l...more
Once again, Alona is the queen of the snarky put downs. She's a straight talking ghost with an agile mind and the ability to connect the dots...more
While the previous book The Ghost and the Goth worked well as a stand-alone, I’m really glad Stacey Kade wrote a sequel. Unlike many sophomore novels that fall short of their predecessor, Queen of the...more
Queen of the Dead however did not disappoint and was just as good, [if not better,] as the Ghost and The Goth!
(spoilers if you haven't read The Ghost and The Goth)
So last we saw Will and Alona- they were figuring out their adorable love-hate romance and Alona was a newly appointed Spirit Guide for Will.
In QOTD, Alona and Will meet another character- Mina Blackwell...more
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...more
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...more
Alona is dead. She was turned away from "the light" when she died and now she is stuck in ghost form. After she saved Will's life they decided to work together, her as his spirit guide. In other words, she has to help others like herself and be less selfish in order to move on. Let's just say that as a former home coming queen, she has long way to go with all this. She is used to everyone aiming to please her, not the other way around.
Will sees the dead. It's an...more
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