Living Dead Girl
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Jen MacLellan has hit a dead end…
Jen knows tattooed, blue-haired Jack Norris is trouble the minute he opens his front door. And being a mortician in the avante garde East Side of Providence, Jen has seen a lot. Jack has recruited Jen’s teenage brother Drew to play drums for his less-than-respectable punk band, and Jen has no choice but to follow their gigs to keep her little brother out of trouble. But when Drew goes missing, she finds herself in the awkward position of asking for Jack’s help. Shocked that he agrees, Jen decides she may have misjudged him. Worse, she might even like him.
But when Jen is brutally attacked, she awakens in the hospital where a Sid Vicious look-alike greets her with the news: she’s dead, and he’s the reaper assigned to take her away. Yeah, not so much. Refusing to leave, Jen’s spirit watches helplessly as her loved ones suffer, powerless to ease her family’s grief or prevent the police from accusing Jack of her murder. Desperate to help them, Jen convinces the reaper to bring her back. But reanimating corpses isn’t as easy as it looks, and neither is finding a killer before it’s too late…
Hooked on this series!
WOW. This was different and I absolutely loved it. Strange had me hooked after the first page. There was just something about the characters that pulled me in and made me want to stay.
Jen has a lot of responsibilities. Ever since her mom died, when she was fourteen, she has been taking care of both her brother and her father. She put off college to work at the morgue, the family business, and if she's not spending her time there she is chasing after her brother Drew.
One night Drew takes off and Jen has to go out searching for him. She finds him at a guy named Jack's house. She freaks out when she sees all of the alcohol and drugs her brother is around and basically rips Jack a new one. But Jack wants Drew in his band and will do anything he can to make it happen.
Jen hates Jack, but because her dad said Drew could be in the band she finds herself constantly around him. It doesn't take long for feelings to develop between the two. In fact it ends up being Jen's relationship with Jack that gets her killed.
Okay so the whole time you are reading you know Jen is going to die, you know she is murdered, you know Jack gets blamed for it, and you know Jen comes back as a zombie to fix it. But that knowledge doesn't make it any easier. I actually had to put the book down for awhile and come back to it later. I was just so invested in the characters it was devastating to see it all fall apart.
The good news is the book doesn't fall apart. The last half is just as addicting as the first half. This is definitely worth the read, if you don't agree then i'm not sure we read the same book! I hope to get a chance to read the second one soon.