*I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
In my review of the first book in the series, I mentioned how I was bothered by the jealousy, the vanity, the high school drama, etc. But the great thing about this book was, even though those things were still there, they seemed to be in lesser quantities, and they just kind of faded out of my mind at some point as I got sucked into the story.
This book was more intense and emotional than the first, and even the high school drama got emotional enough for me to get into it. My high school self was also able to relate to Lucy a little better this time, and I really felt for her, especially about certain things she had to deal with. I also felt that she handled things really maturely. And though I still didn’t quite connect to Lucy’s personality, I clicked a little better with her sense of humor and sometimes found myself cracking up at her thoughts.
There were also lots of crazy twists. Some of them were a little coincidental (though I was able to accept them for the sake of the story), but some of them were great. There was even one that kind of messed with my mind a bit and one that would have me absolutely terrified if I were Lucy! It should make for some interesting stuff in the next book. I’m also looking forward to seeing the impact the ending will have, and I’m glad Lucy made that decision since it’s something you don’t see a lot of in YA books *MILD SPOILER ALERT* (parents knowing about and being involved in the supernatural problems of the teens) *END SPOILER ALERT*.
Overall, this book was more of a thriller/mystery than the first book, mixed with some of the usual YA stuff like dating, school, rocky friendships, etc., but it worked and really sucked me in!
Fans of Book 1 in B.C. Johnson's Deadgirl Saga. YA paranormal readers looking for something with out-of-the-norm supernatural creatures.
More Books in the Series:
Transformed into a “phantom” by her own titanic will to live, Lucy must feed on the essence, memories, and emotions of others to keep herself solid. After defeating her Grim Reaper and learning that she could survive without hurting people, Lucy thought the madness was finally over.
Her cravings for essence under control, Lucy tries to live a normal life. Apparently you have to be alive for that to work, though, as Lucy learns that one of her friends is more than she appears. She insists that Lucy, with her ghostly abilities and tentative immortality, can join her in the fight to help those in need.
Thrust into the role of teenage savior, Lucy Day finds herself battling a pack of voyeuristic serial killers, a mysterious and deadly wraith, and the idea that she might actually have to start dating again sometime this century.
Book Author: B.C. Johnson
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Series: The Deadgirl Saga
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
My Book Rating: 4
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series
Setting Location: California, USA