Review: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Title: Undead Girl Gang
Author: Lily Anderson
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy 
Publisher: Razorbill 
Publication Date: May 14th 2018
Paperback, 320 pages

Summary: 
Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing them back to life to form a hilariously unlikely--and unwilling--vigilante girl gang. Meet teenage Wiccan Mila Flores, who truly could not care less what you think about her Doc Martens, her attitude, or her weight because she knows that, no matter what, her BFF Riley is right by her side. So when Riley and Fairmont Academy mean girls June Phelan-Park and Dayton Nesseth 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.

*Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicides and methods*

It's spooky month so that means Amber read a shit ton of horror novels back in July an scheduled them for this month because: #spooky. Honestly, I thought Undead Girl Gang was a contemporary novel with no supernatural elements to it at all. Well, I was pretty damn excited to see that there are zombies and witches and all sorts of super natural things that makes my heart sing to the ghosts that haunt my house. (No seriously, my house is haunted. But that isn't my point.) 

Teenage Wiccan Mila just lost her best friend. Where everyone is ruling out Riley's untimely death as a suicide, Mila knows that that can't be true. Only a few days earlier where two other girls in her class found dead and ruled as suicide as well. Only, Mila is the only one that thinks something more is at play here. Desperate for answers Mila casts a spell that brings Riley back from the dead, but only for a week. But it isn't just Riley that emerged from her grave. When June and Dayton also rise from their graves Mila knows she is about to be in a world of trouble. But were these girl's deaths actually murders? If they were, then who was the murderer? 

Undead Girl Gang was the funniest and most fun I've had with a zombie book in a long time! It's fast paced, amazingly written with characters that extremely relatable. Undead Girl Gang is told from Mila's point of view. She is a hard core, kick ass, "don't mess with me," fat girl who is determined to find answers. (She hates being called "plus sized" or "curvy" on a continuous basis she refers to herself as fat.) Mila's snarky, quick witted and just an average sixteen year old girl (Well as average as she can be for raising the dead.)

I loved almost everything about this book except the fact that I found the ending kind of predictable. I called it from the very beginning and I was hoping I was wrong but, *shrugs.* Though I found it predictable, there was not signs through out the book that even suggested this character. I found it predictable on one tiny detail that was mentioned at the very beginning of the book. 

Overall I really enjoyed Undead Girl Gang and I think it is perfect for those looking for a quick, funny, stand alone fantasy. If you haven't checked it out yet I recommend that you do!



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