Samstag, 28. September 2013

[Celine rezensiert...] Queen of the Dead - A Ghost and the Goth Novel

Teil 2
Teil 1
Teil 3

Infos zum Buch:
Fortsetzung: Body & Soul
Sprache: englisch
Verlag: Disney-Hyperion (Mai 2011)
Seitenzahl: 272
Altersempfehlung: ab 12 Jahren (ab dem 7. Lehrjahr Englisch)

Erster Satz:
"On the television, ghost-hunters run antique stores, solve crimes, or stand on a stage in a nice suit giving the teary-eyed audience a toothy, yet sympathetic grin."

After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare - former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead - finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this, ugh, "helping of others" is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she'd like.
Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will's "friend" or "more than friend" status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona's most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? She's only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.
Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She's the first ghost-talker Will's ever met-aside from his father-and she may hold answers to Will's troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately puts a check in the "clearly not" column. But Will is, ahem, willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.

Ich muss sagen, dass mir dieser Teil der Reihe etwas besser gefallen hat als der andere, da er etwas spannender war. 
Alona war manchmal immer noch ziemlich nervig und selbstsüchtig, aber sie hat sich im Vergleich zum Anfang des ersten Teil gebessert.
Am Ende gab es einen kleinen Chliffhanger, der mich aber nicht sonderlich stört, da ich schon ahne, wie es weitergehen wird.

Schreibstil:  4/5
Charaktere:  4/5
Humor:  2,5/5
Spannung:  4/5
Emotionale Tiefe:   4/5

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