Queen of the Dead

Queen of the Dead

A Ghost and the Goth Novel

Book - 2011
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Will gets involved with The Order, a group consisting of ghost-talkers like himself, as he continues to help spirits into the light, while Alona, his vain, self-centered, and cranky spirit guide begins to learn the value of helping others.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781423134671
1423134672
Branch Call Number: KAD
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 22 cm.

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FindingJane Oct 01, 2014

Matters get considerably tenser for Will and Alona as they encounter a vicious, murderous ghost and a nasty little Ghostbuster with an agenda of her own. Throwing Mina Blackwell, a ghost talker like Will, into the mix gives a decided spice and air of apprehension. Alona is justifiably worried about being replaced and the writing accurately lays out her inner turmoil. Will is growing up, attempting to negotiate between his newfound peace with ghosts and Alona’s distracting presence. He graduated from high school in the previous book and no longer has that preying on his mind. However, he’s still rather inept with girls, which proves a touch risible when he’s trying to deal with two of them. The character of Alona Dara tolerated no rivals or competition when she was alive and that cutthroat attitude didn’t cease once she became a spirit. But a contest wouldn’t be riveting without a clash of equal wills and Mina is more than up for the challenge. However, the consequences of winning and losing here are considerably more dire than the gaining of a cheap tin crown and scepter. The author lays out a whole new battlefield, one with numerous new players, most of them among the living. That shifts the focus of this series quite a bit. The previous book was mainly about the dead; this one is decidedly about live people, going on with their lives when their loved ones have gone. That perhaps is what real maturity is about and the author makes this point subtly and with considerable flair, making this an excellent sequel.

emartinez1 Dec 21, 2013

i want to read this book so bad but i cant find it

bookgeek101 Dec 10, 2012

This book was very promising in the beginning. In the middle it started to drag and got me very angry. But in the end, it made me want to read the third and I think about reading it next alot, but I don't. I just hope the series is good in the end.

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hollyheartsYA
Jul 09, 2012

The second book in the Ghost and the Goth series, Queen of the Dead, does not disappoint! It was great to delve back into the characters of Alona and Will, as well as getting to know new characters like Mina. There's way more backstory to Will's ability to see and talk with ghosts which was exciting. The best part of these novels for me is Alona. Every time she speaks I almost imagine her right beside me she has such a strong voice and it really brings the story to life. I did not see the twist in this book coming and it definitely throws a wrench into Alona and Will's relationship. I am very interested to see how this storyline plays out in the third book. I also really love the family dynamics in these books, they feel very real and bring a depth to the story. I can't wait for the next book to see what happens!

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sportsbookspce
Apr 29, 2012

Not as good as the first book, but still great. I really like Alona and Will's relationship, kinda of a love - hate relationship. This book was heartwarming, and also funny at parts. I don't know what is going to happen in the next book but how they left it off with Lily and Alona it should be interesting.

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sammy0261
Dec 25, 2011

this wasnt the best. i read the first 2 pages and couldnt get through it. i would say for 10-14 year olds....

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bookgeek101 Dec 10, 2012

Sexual Content: Just a few innuendos and Will explaining one thing, but it isn't very noticable.

bookgeek101 Dec 10, 2012

Violence: Some violence, but not alot.

bookgeek101 Dec 10, 2012

Coarse Language: Little swearing and not very noticable.

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bookgeek101 Dec 10, 2012

bookgeek101 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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jessadam2
Jul 18, 2011

Nice. The first one was a little bit better, but nice. Looking foward to another installment. Alona Dare 's imaghe reminds me so much of Amber Heard's . Took me the day to read. 7/17/11

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jessadam2
Jul 16, 2011

I got this one right as I first saw it. I loved the first book." The Ghost and the Goth' Brand new . I haven't started it yet ,but can't wait. I 'll give a summaty when done. 7/16/11 1:01p

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