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Monday, June 6, 2011

Review: Queen of the Dead

Title: Queen of the Dead
Series: The Ghost and The Goth # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Supernatural
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"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." 

Ms. Kade, you have done it again! I really enjoyed this book. Everything about this book rocked. It had an bombastic plot, great characters and some great twist that had me gasping!!

What I like most about this book is plot and the plot twist. Alona, had to deal with a lot of hardships and some new things going on that she had no say or control over. I think this part was written well. I really felt her anger as well as feel for her. Although, I am a little miffed at Will. I would think that by now he would have know that Alona has changed some. Yet, he still thought of her of someone who will do bad things.

Both character's went through a lot of growing up. I like how the reader got to see them grow not only in their ghost helping abilities but in themselves as well. Towards the end of the book you can see the change in both of them. A lot of things were revealed in this book as well as some major changes. I am anxious to see how it will all effect the future of Alona and Will in the next book.

Overall, Queen of the Dead is a great sequel! Not only did I find it humorous, but it kept me entertain till the very end. I am rooting for both Alona and Will to have a great ending with the awesome twist Ms. Kade threw in there. Written fabulously, I can't wait to read the next installment!

 I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I love the sound of this series. It looks like so much fun. Glad to hear that the characters are growing in each book. Great review :)

  2. I haven't read the first book in this series yet, but I've heard lots of good things. Sounds like a a fun read!

  3. @Nic, it is a great series. I love reading it.

    @Leanna, Read it. I'll know you'll love it.

  4. Oh I passed on the first one and now I could kick myself. I need to read this whole series!

  5. I was a little miffed with Will, too. But that's also because I'm super protective of Alona :)


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