DeadGirl – B.C Johnson
Source: e-copy sent over for review by Curiosity Quills Press. Thanks Tanya.
Lucy Day, 15 years old, is murdered on her very first date. Not one to take that kind of thing lying down, she awakens a day later with a seemingly human body and more than a little confusion. Lucy tries to return to her normal life, but the afterlife keeps getting in the way.
Zack, her crush-maybe-boyfriend, isn’t exactly excited that she ditched him on their first date. Oh, and Abraham, Lucy’s personal Grim Reaper, begins hunting her, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spongy flesh of a living girl. Lucy must put her mangled life back together, escape re-death, and learn to control her burgeoning powers while staying one step ahead of Abraham.
But when she learns the devastating price of coming back from the dead, Lucy is forced to make the hardest decision of her re-life — can she really sacrifice her loved ones to stay out of the grave?
There’s always a book that has you emotionally and physically invested from the first page. It will also have you unable to put it down at all. DeadGirl, to me, was that book.
From the awesome and totally engaging prologue, to the bewitching epilogue, I could not get enough. The descriptive and mesmerising dialogue, and fantastic plot with Its original and quirky charm spoke volumes to me about the creativity of author B.C Johnson, and I am seriously impressed.
Characters are kept to a minimum as it was mostly based on Heroine Lucy and a small group of her friends. Lucy is a great heroine. Strong willed, humorous, and real. I felt a connection with her more or less straight away. And, not only did I root for her throughout, but I also felt her within me. I ended up holding my breath when she did. Laugh when she did. Cry when she did. I’m sure you get the picture. I love when it when that kind of character/reader relationship blossoms. It will stick with you and be a book you read again and again because of it.
DeadGirl is without a doubt one of the best YA reads I have read. Its darkness, humour, and all round excellence has you utterly captivated. A book I would most certainly recommend.