Book Talk 1…6/29/18
Sneakpeek: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. May 2108. Razorbill. Netgalley.
Amazon blurb: “A fun, fast read…it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise.” –NPR.org
“With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year.” –BookPage
Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing them back to life to form a hilariously unlikely–and unwilling–vigilante girl gang.
Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side. So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.
Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders. But they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again.
My review: This was just a sneek peek into the story. The first few chapters really, but all things considered it sounds like a fabulous book. It is the story of Mila who lost her best friend recently amid a series of suicide pacts. She doesn’t believe Riley killed herself. She thinks she was murdered. Griefing, she goes to the old abandoned house that she and Riley used to practice witchcraft in. A book arrives on the porch with spells for everything, including how to bring her friend back from the grave. I’ve put this on my tbr list to finish where it goes.