Friday, May 11, 2012

Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade ~ Review

Book 2 ~ A Ghost and a Goth Novel

Source: Purchased hardback

Spoilers if you haven't read book 1.

My Summary:
Trying to score some good karma points (GKP), Alona Dare is playing spirit guide to Will Killian.  It's a mutually beneficial arrangement.  She gets some GKP which may help her find that white light thing and he gets a spirit that keeps the other ones at bay.  That works, right?  Did we factor in kissing?  Didn't think so.  Yeah, what happens when you start having feeling for the ghost/goth you're just trying to help.  And then what happens when said ghost/goth ends up in trouble.  What happens then?  Almost anything really, from fire to possessions.  Gonna be interesting.

My Thoughts:

4 stars - fast paced & hilarious   

I really enjoyed A Ghost and a Goth.  It was a fun fast read and this one picked up right where that one left off.

Will inherited his fathers ability to hear and see spirits that have died but not moved into the light.  Alona inherited her parents refined tastes.  Will has always tried to hide from the ghosts that are always wanting something from him and, as a result, he doesn't have a lot of friends.  Alona on the other hand was Queen of the school before she died.  Such an unlikely pair.  Together, they are trying to help some lost spirits make peace with their existence.  But what we have is an easily bored ghost that is critiquing the fashion sense of everyone they meet and a socially awkward young man who is trying to keep from getting arrested while helping the unsettled ghosts.  Yeah, it's freaking hilarious.  I love the banter between these two unlikely allies. 

If you like YA and need something fun and fast, than this is not to be missed.  Check this series out.

Book 3 ~ Body and Soul ~ just came out and I can't wait to get to it!


  1. This sounds like a fun series. I will have to check it out sometime. :)

  2. Just got book 3 last week!! Can't wait to read it, and I loved Queen of the Dead. Very good second installment!
    Ninja Girl

  3. I enjoyed the first book in the series (The Ghost and the Goth), so I was super excited when I found out there was going to be a sequel. The first book ends well as a standalone, but this second book relies enough on the events of the first that you shouldn't read the sequel until after you've read the first book.