In Queen of the Dead, Kade manages to re-capture the magic that made The Ghost and the Goth so fresh. While doing so, she takes her characters in new — and surprising — directions. Readers will enjoy both the fast-paced plot and seeing Will and Alona grow and change. On top of that, the cliffhanger ending will make readers excited for book 3.

The ghostly Alona must deal with the world as it moves on without her as Will wrestles with the sudden revelation that he is not the only person who can talk to ghosts. Now that Will has found others with his ability, will they draw him further from Alona who’s already struggling to find her place in the world? (HYPERION, June 2011, 288 pp., $16.99, HC, 12 & up)

Reviewed by: 
Stacey Agdern