Thursday, June 16, 2011

Queen Of The Dead by Stacey Kade {Review}

Queen of the Dead [The Ghost and The Goth- Part 2]
 by Stacey Kade

Genre: Young Adult, Teens, Romance, Paranormal

Published: Published May 31st 2011
Rating: 3/5 stars

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.

This is the sequel to The Ghost and The Goth and you know how sometimes sequels and middle-of-trilogy books suck and aren't up to par?
Queen of the Dead however did not disappoint and was just as good, [if not better,] as the Ghost and The Goth!

(spoilers if you haven't read The Ghost and The Goth)

So last we saw Will and Alona- they were figuring out their adorable love-hate romance and Alona was a newly appointed Spirit Guide for Will.

In QOTD, Alona and Will meet another character- Mina Blackwell and surprisingly, she and Will have something in common- both of them can talk to ghosts! Which obviously for Will is a big deal, since he has always believed that people like him are vvv rare as is the probability of meeting 'em.
So while Will is caught up in Mina (Click here to get to know her character a bit better- trust me its worth the read.)and is on the verge of discovering facts about his father and his past he never knew- Alona as the blurb says- is left to her own devices.
And you see how the 'never' up there is in bold?
Yeah you guys its significant.
The mess Alona gets into? Its REALLY GIGANTIC AND SCARY(For her) and Very Serious! AH I LOVED THAT TWIST!
Wow ok. That little twist in the tale? It can mean SO MUCH!
I cant say more for fear of spoilers- but trust me- the whole Will-and-Alona-cant-be-together-since-shes-dead problem? Yeah there might be a solution to that! [< that's purely a guess though, but wow, Stacey Kade, you are awesome.]
Moving on to The Cliffhanger- OMG THE CLIFFHANGERRRR.
It makes me want to read the 3rd book so bad! I MUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT TO THEM! Because Will and Alona?
Are freakin' adorable together.

Queen of the Dead was really good.
-It had awesome characters:
For example- Alona Dare; strong, beautiful, so real in her selfish and unselfish ways, and always ready to prove how she can take care of herself and does NOT need a man, (Will) to help her in anyway but also showing how equally vulnerable she can be not to mention witty and sarcastic and funny!
-A lovely plot with a major twist and a 'killer' cliffhanger.
-And another awesome thing about this book: You can even read, and enjoy it if you haven't read the first book since all the important bits are covered in it!

So peeps, If you love romance, paranormal elements and plucky female protagonists with adorable guys who wear chucks?
You will definitely like this book.




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