Review – Queen of the Dead
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  • September 13, 2011

So, despite my having read (and loved) Stacey Kade’s first book, The Ghost and the Goth, I did not love the sequel. Queen of the Dead minimizes all of the aspects that endeared me to the first one. As a result, this book was a disappointment.

In Queen of the Dead every thing in Will and Alona’s life is different from before. For one thing Alona is acting as Will’s spirit guide, which essentially means she’s his bodyguard/bouncer for all thing’s dead As a result, Will is enjoying an altruistic spin on his former life. He’s helping people pass on, the problem is he may be doing more harm than good. When another ghost talked turns up, Will’s whole perspective turns on its head. Alona also has new problems. Her parents have begun to move on, and Alona feels passed over and unimportant. Will both of these characters be able to cope with these new turn of events?

Well, it was not as fun as the first one. Like I said before, elements I loved were minimized. Alona and Will spend a great deal of time apart from one another and there is nothing of the charm of the first book in this one. I found myself annoyed and bored in the middle. The plot could have been very sharp but I felt that Kade missed some very crucial things that would have made this great. I wanted this to be good, but it was mediocre. Pity, the first one had so much promise. Maybe book three will be better?

3 out of 5 stars. Disappointing.

– BP

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2011-09-13 11:05:14 Reply

This sounds like a fun series. I’ve heard good things about it. Especially the first. Great review!

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2011-09-15 18:50:10 Reply

Ohh no! You have me worried….