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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  6,622 ratings  ·  1,874 reviews
"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage

Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Razorbill (first published May 2018)
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Emma Giordano
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
If I can recommend one YA mystery to you, it’s this one. I’m honestly not usually a big fan of YA mysteries—most of them fall short for me in a big way—but this was such a wildly enjoyable, hilarious, heartbreaking, and gorgeous little story. While most mystery novels are about the destination (discovering the whodunit), this one is about the journey, and the things Mila learns along the way. It’s about grieving, friendship, overcoming your judgments, and so much more.

I did big, real magic
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Lola
It’s good to know that if I had died from boredom reading this book, Mila Flores would have brought me back to life (and my ancestors, too, probably), but I’m rather glad I didn’t become a zombie creature roaming the living world for seven days.

Still, it’s very underwhelming.

And shocking that a story with such an original and curious premise can be so unimaginative, contain such stereotypical characters, and be not at all funny, despite the constant effort from the author to include humour.

I
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
Oh my god, you guys, this book was such a delight. With sarcastic, witty narration, a compelling mystery, and an on-point vibe, I was completely impressed.

Undead Girl Gang follows Mila, who brings back three girls from the dead: astrology-obsessed and complicated June, joyful and hilarious Dayton, and Riley, Mila’s best friend back from the dead.

First of all, you guys, I binged this. I haven’t binged a book in a day in around a month, so that should definitely say something.

The snarky
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megs_bookrack
After the town of Cross Creek suffers the loss of three of its girls, apparently to suicide, things begin to get really strange.

Mila Flores, a student at Fairmont Academy, was best friends with one of the girls, Riley, and she knows there is no way Riley would have ever been part of the supposed 'suicide pact'.



For one thing, Riley wasn't even really friends with the other girls, June and Dayton, resident 'It' girls. Sure, June dated Riley's brother for a while but that certainly didn't make
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BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
Lilly Anderson deftly created a well thought out and original story in Undead Girl Gang!

So this was honestly quite an unexpected read for me. The basic story, in a nutshell, follows Mila (Camilla Flores) who brings back her best friend, Riley & 2 mean girls (Dayton & June) from the dead after the 3 girls die within a week of each other in what the police claim are suicides. Mila knows Riley would never kill herself and she is determined to uncover the real killer.

Honestly, the mystery
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I’m feeling SO MANY THINGS. I adored the characters, but I feel like the story was a little lacking. I still highly recommend because the writing is fantastic, but it didn’t quite live up to the expectations that I had after completely adoring The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You. Womp :c

(Although clearly still fantastic bc 4 stars but ya feel me)
may ➹
This book turned out to be everything I expected, plus a little more. It’s such a fabulously-written murder mystery with layers of wit, grief, and girls supporting girls, and it’s SO enjoyable to read.

ALSO. DO YOU SEE THAT COVER. I LOVE ENAMEL PINS.

WHAT I LIKED

- It’s an extremely well-written mystery? I don’t usually read murder mysteries, but I can spot a good one when I read one, and this is a good one. While my lowkey suspicions about the murderer were correct, I was still surprised when
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Jessica
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-novels, witchy
I’ve been wanting to read this book for the longest time. I finally got around to reading it as part of my Spooky TBR.

I thought this was a fun book!

The premise is awesome. A teen witch bringing three dead girls back to life to uncover the truth about their deaths is perfect for Halloween.

I liked the interactions between the three dead girls and Mila. It was especially interesting to see Mila, the school outsider, interact with June and Dayton, the two popular girls. I liked seeing the
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The Bookavid
In UNDEAD GIRL GANG, a fat black mexican wiccan teen resurrects a couple of girls by accident when she's trying to find out what happened to her late best friend Riley.

This is the first book by Anderson that I'm reading and I'm absolutely blown away. She has a writing style that I absolutely love, effortlessly mixing laugh-out-loud humor with extremely nuanced dissections of complex topics such as grief, mental illness (PTSD and depression), fatphobia, racism, religion -- it's so subtle and
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Laura
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
“So what are you going to do about it? Stop sitting back and waiting for everyone else to do the dirty work for you. You aren’t a princess. You’re a walking, talking dead girl. And the sooner you get angry about that, the sooner you can do something other than read through spells you don’t even fucking believe in!”

Yes!! I really had no clue what to expect when I started this. In fact, I tried lowering my expectations. That wasn't necessary at all. I have a real soft spot for the
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Sooooooo much fun even though it was predictable. The audiobook was awesome!
✨    jamieson   ✨
Riddle me this: there are people on this hellsite that read yeti/human porn and yet a book with potentially the best premise in the world (girl raises murdered BFF from the dead to try and solve her murder) isn't even getting THE HYPE it deserves??

"There's nowhere to step on the rotting porch that doesn't come with a screech or a groan of wood, so I walk with my usual sense of purpose. Boots on the ground. Collar up. Zombies behind me."


So, this book is fucking fantastic and not just because it
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Lily ☁️
1 1/2 stars

I’m very well aware that Undead Girl Gang has a paranormal setting, but this is one of the most ridiculous and far-fetched stories I’ve ever read (and I’m not talking about the magical, reviving-dead-girls aspect here), with a murder mystery that is almost comical in its lack of mystery—and not merely because of its predictability.

I mean, I’m sorry. All I’m seeing are four and five star ratings, even from friends whose reading tastes are pretty similar to mine, but I felt like I was
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Katie.dorny
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I’m gonna need more girl gangs and lesbian witches in my life from now on.

This book is definitely not one I would usually read - but I loved it!

Mila accidentally resurrects her best friend and 2 other girls from her school, with the intention of discovering the murder.

I had no clue who the villain was - that was one hell of a curve ball for me.

Also I loved the character development and the honest assessment of high school. Plus the honesty of different characters - different ethnicities, the
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- ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
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I HAVE NO WORDS FOR THIS I WANT TO BUY 7,000,000,000 COPIES OF THIS BOOK AND GIVE ONE OUT TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON ALIVE THIS IS THE BEST BOOK THIS YEAR BY FAR

this book is filled with so much female positivity i could burst with happiness: even from the cover, undead girl gang radiates these intense female empowerment vibes, and let me tell you, i was not disappointed. all the girls in this book are different physically and psychologically, but every single one of them brings new and
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Joce (squibblesreads)
Listened on audiobook with my husband on a road trip which always colors my views (in a positive way because it helps us connect and we talk about it) so no rating.

Really entertaining and fun, definitely a book that knows when to take itself seriously and when NOT take itself too seriously. Protagonist identifies as Latinx and fat. Genuinely really funny and I laughed out loud in some places which is a gold star because it’s hard to get me to laugh when I read.

However, also suffers from MAJORLY
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Trina (Between Chapters)
4.5 stars

A very fun read that I could not put down! It was exactly what it claimed to be. I really loved the group of enemies-to-friends and the discussion of bullying, not knowing all sides of a person, and opportunities for growth. I also really liked the fat rep (main character is fat and Latinx).

Audiobook: 5 stars. Rebecca Soler delivers another great performance full of emotion and humor. I'd suggest the audio over the print if you can because I think that this format largely contributed to
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Book of Secrets°ღ
I don't read a lot of YA books, but every once in a while one comes along that catches my eye – especially one that sounds like a combination of Heathers and The Craft. I wasn't wowed by the book, though it was a quirky read, with some fun parts and sad moments too. With such an interesting premise – a novice witch raising a gang of zombie girls from the dead to solve their murders – I was hoping for a little more. I'm bummed that the mystery got lost in a lot of the stereotypical high school ...more
Zoraida
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
My love for witches is fed by this wonderful book. Themes of letting go, friendship, and love.
Stacee
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zombies are my jam and when I saw Lily was going to do something zombie-like, I was 1000000% here for it.

I loved Mila. She’s snarky and maybe a little hardened, but she was a genuinely nice person and super easy to root for. The girls who come back are interesting and proof that you can’t always judge a person by what you hear about them. I won’t go into more details because spoilers and all that.

Plot wise, I was instantly hooked. I loved that the entire story was just 7 days and nothing felt
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Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
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I had every good intention of reading and reviewing this book last October as one of my Halloween reads. Unfortunately, that was right about when my life was fully turned upside down, so I had to put this one on hold for awhile. But it's always been my intention to come back to it and do Lily Anderson justice and get this review up - though it wasn't until recently I got the chance to jump back into this book.

Once I did, I was
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This was fun! I was initially drawn to this book by its awesome cover and when I read the book's summary, I knew that I needed to have this book in my life. This book had so many elements that I love including witchcraft and undead characters. This ended up being a really quick read for me and I found myself liking the book more and more as I worked my way through the story. I found this to be a really entertaining and original novel.

This book hooked me from the very start as it opens with Mila
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Kylie Amber
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
"I know that the color of his eyes is the same color that I think shivers would be if you could see them"
I LITERALLY CANNOT EVEN RIGHT NOW This book was so damn good.

To start, I think the idea of this story was absolutely phenomenal!

Mila's best friend, Riley, dies suddenly during the funeral of another student from Cross Creek High School, making her the third death claimed to be suicide. Because Mila and Riley were Wiccan, she knew she had to find the truth about her best friend's death, no
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Kiera
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fantasy
3.5 stars.
I'm going to have to be honest and say I didn't really like his book as much as I wanted to. I was reading Undead Girl Gang for LALATHON. This is not something I would usually read. It had a really cool concept but he story just wasn't written well.
While I did enjoy the majority of this book it wasn't amazing or really entertaining either. I didn't really enjoy the characters and felt the book fell flat about 2/3 of the way through.
preoccupiedbybooks
A fun, entertaining, and darkly humorous audiobook, which I listened to quite quickly

Camilla Flores, a witch brings back her best friend Riley, and two mean girls June and Dayton back from the dead after they all die in suspicious circumstances because she doesn't believe that Riley would really end her own life. The trouble is that they have no memory of their own deaths! With only seven days before the spell wears off, the girls need work together to stop the killer striking again...

This was
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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
“Spells are just prayers with more steps and a name that scares people.”

This book was so much freaking fun! Witches? Check! Spells gone awry? Check. Murder? Check, check, check! This is a great little gem that everyone should give a try.

I knew when I read the synopsis for this book that I had to have it in my grabby little hands on it as soon as possible. Of course, it then took me a couple of months to get to reading it because I never have my shit together - WHY AM I LIKE THIS?!?!! I'm
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Faith Simon
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ambsreads
Trigger Warnings: death, self-harm, murder, suicide, descriptions of the dead, depression, grief, one joke about PTSD that made me iffy

THIS REVIEW OF UNDEAD GIRL GANG WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE

I, unfortunately, was incredibly excited for Undead Girl Gang. The cover is amazing and I was so excited by the premise of the main character being unlikeable – and she was, she was sarcastic and not a ‘typical’ MC. I really hate the fact that I had been excited about this one, I was incredibly let down by
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Lily Anderson is the author of THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU, NOT NOW NOT EVER, and UNDEAD GIRL GANG. A former school librarian, she is deeply devoted to Shakespeare, fairy tales, and podcasts. Somewhere in Northern California, she is having strong opinions on musical theater. Find her online at www.mslilyanderson.com
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