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*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“I look up at the house, a rush of pain passing through me as I realize that she won’t be on the other side of the door. Instead, she’s underground in one of the caskets from the showroom—the best one, the one made from high-gloss cherrywood and lined with cream-colored velvet.”
I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. Once it was released, I immediately went out and bought it. I don’t consider too many writers to be auto-buy authors, but if Lily Anderson writes it, you can pretty much guarantee that I’ll buy it. The protagonist in this one is unapologetically fat, Mexican, and Wiccan; and wears each of these proudly. Anderson never relies on tired tropes when it comes to her character’s identity and with so few YA novels with positive fat representation, Undead Girl Gang is breath of fresh air. You can read my review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
From the Goodreads Synopsis:
“Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.
So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life.
Unfortunately, Riley, June, and Dayton have no recollection of their murders, but they do have unfinished business to attend to. Now, with only seven days until the spell wears off and the girls return to their graves, Mila must wrangle the distracted group of undead teens and work fast to discover their murderer…before the killer strikes again..”