I loved this second book in the ghost and the goth series. We learn so much more about Will's past history, a new twist in the series, and that maybe Alona isn't all that bad/stuck up. The story was very well written and moved along very nicely and the cliff hanger at the end is making me want to hurry and read the next book!
Reviewed by Breanna F. for TeensReadToo.com
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!