Book Review: Undead Girl Gang

The Undead Girl Gang
By Lily Anderson

My Edition:
ARC e-book, 320 pages
2018, Razorbill
ISBN: 9780451478238 (hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: May 8

Thank you to Penguin for a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

Mila’s best friend is dead and the whole town thinks it was suicide, but Mila knows better. Riley would never kill herself and Mila is determined to figure out what happened, even if everyone she knows thinks she’s crazy. After a spell gone wrong, Mila raises not only Riley, but two other recently deceased students, June and Dayton. Unfortunately for Mila and Riley, they find themselves linked to their two long-time bullies. None of the zombie girls recall their murders and Mila must hide them from the rest of the town while working more unfamiliar magic to find out what really happened.

I was wary going into this book, because it’s YA and historically, when I get excited about YA, I tend to find myself let down. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case with Undead Girl Gang – this is a gem!

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Book Review: The Price Guide to the Occult

The Price Guide to the Occult
By Leslye Walton

My Edition:
Hardcover, 272 pages
2018, Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763691103

I won this from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.

Nor lives on a small island, as have all the cursed women in her family. She wants a normal life, but she can’t have one because she’s a witch with a crazy, power-hungry mother. She’s also pale with waist-length hair, and don’t you forget it! Nor is destined to be unlucky in love, which we all know is one of the biggest priorities in a 17-year-old girl’s life. Can she find true love and save her island and its inhabitants from the evil closing in on them!? WHO CARES?!

Oh, oops, was that too snarky? As you can tell from my sass, this book wasn’t a hit for me. Warning: rant ahead!

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Book Review: Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy
By Richelle Mead

My edition:
Paperback, 332 pages
2007, Razorbill
ISBN: 9781595141743

2/5 stars

Lissa is a Moroi princess – a mortal vampire with a magical connection to the earth’s elements. Rose, her best friend, is a dhampir – half human, half vampire, dedicated to protecting Lissa from the Strigoi. The Strigoi are Moroi who have lost their powers but gained immortality and immense strength and speed. They are determined to continue to turn Moroi and eventually destroy them. Lissa and Rose ran from St. Vladimir’s school, but have been brought back to the secluded Montana woods to continue their junior year of high school. But the girls discover the school may be more dangerous than the outside world.

I apologize if my summary is a little muddled – I don’t always like to quote from the back of the book, but this book has a lot going on and it was hard to be concise.

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