Monday, April 4, 2011
Queen of The Dead-Review
After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare - former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead - finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this - ugh - “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.
Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.
Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check mark in the “clearly not” column. But Will is - ahem - willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.
Packed with romance, lovable characters, and a killer cliffhanger, Queen of the Dead is the out-of-this-world sequel to The Ghost and the Goth. (Goodreads) (Available May 31st)
I loved The Ghost and The Goth, so I was really excited when Disney Hyperion and NetGalley approved me. Alona is her same old self, beautiful, bossy, and dead. Will is learning a lot more about his father, and this super seekrit agency he was apart of, its cool. Mina in introduced, insta-hate for me, but her character was necessary. I just disliked her because I have to have Alona's back, I love her. I really liked the direction things went in, I was honestly surprised. I am really happy for Alona and can not wait to see where things go from here. Will disappointed me being a jerk several times, but boys will be boys. I'm glad that Alona is growing as a character you can just see her changing with each passing page. I love Alona and Will's chemistry too, its just one of the funnest stories I read, I'm pumped to read more. This story was cute and immensely entertaining, this is one of my favorites.