pub date: June 7, 2011
source: ALA Midwinter
appeals: ghosts, humor, romance, contemporary, supernatural
content: some swearing
thoughts:I really enjoyed The Ghost and the Goth, the first in the series. My favorite aspect of the book was the interplay between Anola and Will. It was great. So I was really excited for this book because I wanted more!
I did really enjoyed Queen of the Dead, but not as much as the first, because Will and Alona had their own adventures, apart from each other, for at least half of the book. I love Will and Alona together, and I missed that.
But the adventures they did have, even though not together, were still interesting and exciting and surprising. A lot of depth was added to the story. It had great humor, great characters with great chemistry, and a super great plot. The ending...WOW. I cannot wait until the third in the series comes out (next year!). I love this story.
If you haven't read the Ghost and the Goth books yet, I highly encourage you to do so.
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.