Queen of the Dead (a Ghost and the Goth Novel)

Queen of the Dead (a Ghost and the Goth Novel)

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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."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 154 x 215 x 23mm | 426g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1423134672
  • 9781423134671
  • 302,381

About Stacey Kade

Stacey Kade (www.staceykade.com) is an award-winning corporate copywriter and successful adult sci-fi romance writer (as Stacey Klemstein). She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three retired racing greyhounds. "The Ghost and the Goth" was her first YA novel. She is hard at work on Book Three of the Ghost and the Goth trilogy.
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I started this very excited but as I read further. I didn't feel that excitement anymore. It wasn't what I expected, though the book was still good but not as good as the first book. Will meets new people, who might have a link to his father and tries to find out more and in the process of this his link with Alona weakens. Alona, became desperate at some point in the book and she started doing impulsive and foolish things which annoyed me and can totally be avoided but no. She had to do something stupid. Will established new found enemies and this made the installment more intriguing than the first. I think I might have enjoyed the first book more because it was more on the romance while this one has more of plot. Haha. Ghost & the Goth series is definitely growing and this installment articulates and clarifies that this series has more of a plot and depth, while the first book was pretty weak in it. I'm sure those readers who said the first book was plotless will get a better taste with Ghost and The Goth #2 than me.show more
by Najla Qamber
Alona and Will are back. Since Alona was sent back from the light, she has become a sort of spirit guide for Will. And she also has to *gasp* help other ghosts! Of course, Will is usually by her side, considering that whenever Alona's time of death comes up every morning, she is automatically pulled to wherever Will is. Recently, Alona has been noticing that she's caring for Will a little more than she'd like to, and she's not exactly sure where they stand with each other. Also, to make matters worse, she finds out that both her mother and father are already moving on! Her mom is throwing out everything in her room, and her father and "step mothra" are expecting a little girl. This is awful, and Alona is determined to make sure they do not forget her! One night, when Alona and Will are trying to help an old ghost, this girl shows up out of nowhere. Her name is Mina, and she is a seer. Right away, Alona does not like this girl, but Will is intrigued and wants to know more. While he's off figuring out what Mina does with the other seers, Alona is trying to figure out a way to get her parents to remember that she existed - because Will refused to help her do what she wanted to do. Of course, leaving Alona alone to do things herself is not a good idea. And in this case, Alona decides to use Lily (Will's friend who has been in a coma) to get her message across. But things go terribly wrong with Alona's plan, and now the only person who can save her is Will. If he would only realize that Alona is in trouble. This was a fantastic second book in the GHOST AND THE GOTH series! It was so good I finished it in about two days. I couldn't put it down. And the ending was yet another great cliffhanger. Stacey Kade has a great writing style, and she knows how to keep a story flowing. There was lots of drama with Will and with Alona. It was kind of like reading two different stories combined into one until close to the end, when Will has to try to save Alona. If you've read THE GHOST AND THE GOTH, you will for sure love QUEEN OF THE DEAD, and even if you haven't read the first book, you will enjoy this one as a stand-alone tale. I thought it was amazing, and I can't wait to read the next in the series!show more
by TeensReadToo
This is a great book, and it did not disappoint me after being charmed by Ghost and the Goth. The characters are still all levels of awesome and it had moments that made me want to laugh and cry. Alona continues to grow in this one, in new and different ways through the plot twists, though there were times that I thought she was regressing and I wanted to scream. Things I never expected to happen did and a whole new set of people to understand and in some instances hate, came onto the scene. I just read there will be a third book in the series, and I am anxiously awaiting it, although I like the way this one ended.show more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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