The Sweet Dead Life

The Sweet Dead Life

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The angel book gets a Texas makeover from the author of the" Dreaming Anastasia" series. ""I found out two things today: One, I think I'm dying. And two, my brother is a perv."" So begins the diary of Jenna Samuels, who is having a very bad year. Her mother spends all day in bed. Dad vanished when she was nine. Her older brother, Casey, tries to hold together what's left of the family by working two after-school jobs--difficult, as he's stoned all the time. To make matters worse, Jenna is sick. Really sick. When she collapses one day, Casey tries to race her to the hospital in their beat-up Prius and crashes instead. Jenna wakes up in the ER to find Casey beside her, looking pretty good. Better than ever, in fact. Downright... angelic. The flab and zits? Gone. Before long, Jenna figures out that her brother didn't survive the accident at all, and she isn't just sick; she's being poisoned. Casey has been sent back to help Jenna find out who's got it out for her, a mystery that leads to more questions about their mother's depression and their father's disappearance.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 10.16mm | 272.15g
  • Soho Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616951508
  • 9781616951504
  • 2,333,082

Review quote

Praise for "Dreaming Anastasia" "A ride of paranormal fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, with a little bit of romance. It's the perfect blend." "─" Examiner.com ""Dreaming Anastasia "is a story of love and loss on many different levels. It was a wild, fun, and sweetly romantic ride." "─"Galleysmith.com "A roller-coaster ride" "─Kirkus Reviews" Praise for Joy Preble: "Sinister, sassy, spooky, sexy" "─New York Times "bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smithshow more

About Joy Preble

Joy Preble is the author of the popular and highly acclaimed "Dreaming Anastasia "series. A former English teacher, Joy grew up in Chicago and is a graduate of""Northwestern University. She is now a full time writer and lives with her family in""Texas, where she has learned to say "y'all" without any hint of irony. A tireless""advocate for literacy and great books, she is at the center of the all-important""Texas YA scene.show more
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