Barnes and Noble Synopsis:
After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she's stuck as a spirit (DON'T call her a ghost) in the land of the living with no sign of the big, bright light to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser outcast who despises the social elite. He alone can see and hear (turns out he's been "blessed" with the ability to communicate with the dead), but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High. Alona has never needed anyone for anything, and now she's supposed to expose her deepest, darkest secrets to this pseudo-goth boy? Right. She's not telling anyone what really happened the day she died, not even to save her eternal soul. And Will's not filling out any volunteer forms to help her cross to the other side. He only has a few more weeks until his graduation, when he can strike out on his own and find a place with less spiritual interference. But he has to survive and stay out of the psych ward until then. Can they get over their mutual distrust-and the weird attraction between them-to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don't exist?
I actually read this book months ago, but I didn't realize until recently that I hadn't done a review on it. Which is crazy because I LOVE this book (dramatic sigh). When I started reading this book I couldn't put its down, so naturally you could see why I was horribly saddened by the fact that I had to go to school so, I compromised with myself and just took the book with me and ignored my teachers (enter laughter or scold here). So while oppressing my education I learned a lot about the ghost (I mean spirit) and goth relationship and let me tell you right now, it is extensive. When you think two people can't dislike each other more, just put death and annoyance into the equation. This book was amazing. It had a lot of depth to it. For example: the relationship between parent and child, not just in Alona's case but also in Will's situation. I loved the tension between Alona and Will after they started to get to know each other. That is how it should be, I think people should have to work for a relationship instead of just falling into one, like Stacey Kade shows in this book. I would read this book a million more times for the first time if a could but, alas I can not. But you can, so if your looking for a great and not just good book to read then go to your local book store and purchase this one. But if you have already read this book then I hope you are all on your seats waiting for the next one just like me.
Queen of the Dead
Expected out June 7, 2011