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Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
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May 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: living-destinys-list, dream-catchers-list, currently-reading
Read on April 09, 2011

The Gist
Alona Dare, miss popular of the school, and Will Killian, resident goth-boy, have been spending a lot of time together. That may have something to do with the fact that she's newly dead and he can see the dead. Since being run over by a bus, Alona has been helping Will aid the dead in moving to the other side, by fulfilling their strange last requests. They have a good system going, until one night while helping a particularly irritated old ghost, their well-worn routine is interrupted by mysterious ghost seer Mina. She's the first seer he's ever met, and Will is instantly curious to know her, but Alona isn't so quick to trust this cranky, exotic stranger. Probably because she's a ghost, and Mina really hates ghosts. Add this to the fact that Alona's parents are moving on with their lives and leaving her behind, and the looming 'friends or more than that' question between her and Will., and what's left is one cranky and hurt Alona who's willing to do anything to get what she wants/ And that can only lead to trouble.

What We Think
Reviewed by Living Destiny
Number of Pages: 266
This book is the sequel to The Ghost and The Goth, also by Stacey Kade (duh), which came out last summer. As dorky as it is, I've been eagerly awaiting this book since I finished the first one. In fact, when the author agreed to send us an advanced copy, I'm pretty sure Dream and I jumped up and down shouting 'yes!' (which garnered us some very interesting looks). So yes, as silly as this book sounds, I was looking forward to reading it. Quite a bit.
Before I say anything about the actual content, I have to say: the cover art is awful. Really, truly bad. The background is bland, the people look too forced in their poses, and the boy looks kind of ugly. The whole thing is just totally unappealing. It's not the sort of art that makes me want to read a book, or even pick it up off a book display in stores. Ok, now that that's over, I can focus on the story itself. Since it's the second in a series, the plot does......

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Reading Progress

04/09/2011 page 288
100.0% "Didn't update while reading it but what an interesting ending..."
05/24/2011 page 16
6.0% "Dream Catcher finally gets to read this! I can't wait! LOVE it!"
05/28/2011 page 77
27.0% "Poor Alona...never thought I'd say that..."

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Tash Can I ask where you got your copy? :)

Realteenreviews Stacey Kade sent us a copy. :)

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