Dead is such a strong word …
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?
Reviews for Deadgirl
Deadgirl (The Deadgirl Saga #1) by B.C. Johnson is a terrific fantasy book that will keep you entertained from page one! Lucy is a girl that has no luck at all. She dies, but doesn't. Murdered on her first date but is too stubborn to stay dead. This leads to such a crazy story that will have you guessing what will happen next from page to page, you will never be right! There is also someone, not a person, after her to correct the mistake of her not dying. There is also a mystery being helping her. Life gets crazy. [...]
I actually, unfortunately, had some issues with this book up until about the 65% mark.
The story itself was good, and the book was never a struggle to get through—my issue was mostly that Lucy’s POV read exactly the way I imagine a grown man would imagine a teenage girl to be like. Her thoughts were filled with lots of jealousy/judginess/pettiness toward her best friends, a constant preoccupation with her hair and makeup and clothing and body even while in life-or-death situations, ridiculous scheming just to talk to guys, lots of snark, etc. Maybe other people had different teenage experiences, and [...]
Lucy is 15. But, she isn’t a typical teenage girl. She woke up from her first date without a pulse. She shouldn’t be able to wake up after being shot. Or should she? Eventually, her personal Grim Reaper shows up make her really dead. Abraham has more to him than just collecting the undead girl, though. Lucy has to make a decision that could hurt those she loves, though. Lots of teenage angst there!
There are so many things that happen with Lucy and the pace of this book keep it all interesting and left me wanting more and more. [...]
This is a new and refreshing take on what happens to you when you die and it's such an original take that I think it needs serious consideration as a book to read just because it is so different to other books on the market. The author has cleverly written witty, slightly offbeat and snarky characters with real heart and put them into an unusual circumstance successfully and created a wonderful book while doing so. It may take it's time to get to those all important answers but I still believe it's definitely a book worth considering if you like [...]