Thursday, June 9, 2011
Review: Queen of the Dead
Author: Stacey Kade
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Source: ARC Tour
Date Read: March 16, 2011
I was sooooooo excited to read this book and that might have been my undoing. I loved the first one so much I just wanted to jump back in to Will and Alona, but alas something is keeping them apart. This book felt so long yet so short at the same time. The whole book takes place in a span of a couple of days, so its very action packed and detailed. The characters are still amazing, I really LOVE Will and Alona together, but this second book is more about the back story. We learn more about Will's father and Alona's family.Still I just wanted to spend some alone time with Will and Alona, hopefully the third book can give me some more of that.
Also, this book has a little bit of a more serious undertone, the characters are growing up, finding things about the world they live in, its a little more realistic. There is so much more I want to say about the book, but I don't want to give anything away. I am very curious to see where Kade is taking the story, which has grown from a ghost love story to a more mature growth story of a girl who thought she had it all, but didn't know what she was missing and a boy who because of his special ability used to keep people out and is now finally letting them in.
The writing is amazing as usual. Kade really knows her characters and makes me feel like I know them too.
I can't wait till the third books comes out in 2012.... Gah thats a long time from now!
Writing Style: 5/5