I am starting to really love Urban Fantasy books. Although, I suppose Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Gary would fall into the PNR category as well, its a little on the fence.
There’s something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.
Before you can say boo, Atlanta’s ghosts are knocking at Nicki’s door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who’d rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who’s beginning to think she’s totally nuts.
But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki’s new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.
As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.
I really enjoyed Dead Girls Are Easy. I found myself not wanting to put it down, but not because it was action packed or there was a lot of romance in it, but because I got attached to the characters in the book. The characters are very likable and as well some of them are very hate-able. I wanted to know all about them. I really loved the character Nicki and her gay business partner/best friend. The interaction between them two kept me flipping the pages. I liked them so much that I could have read an entire book with just them two and their store happenings. I did not like the whole I think I am married to your sister but I am into you sorta thing. I mean that would be too weird for me, so it didn’t seem realistic. I guess that would work for some people – just not for me.
The story was pretty solid, though I really didn’t like any of the granny voodoo parts. I just thought they dragged on a bit and they lost my attention. I get why they needed to be there but they seemed a bit too long for my taste. The story was NOT action packed, but it was a bit spooky in some areas what with the ghost and all that was messing with Nicki. There was one instance where I was reading this late at night (like usual) and I actually got freaked out. It was insanely creepy for me considering and I LOVED it! It made it seem more real to me that it effected me that way.
Dead Girls Are Easy was a really good book and I would recommend this series to anyone who likes urban fantasy stories. The characters were so lovable that even though the love story in the book was a bit odd to me, what with the possible sister thing and all, that I still enjoyed Dead Girls Are Easy immensely. I will be picking up the future books in this series to get my Nicki and the gang fix!
Dead Girls are Easy
A Match Made in Hell
You’re the One That I Haunt
Silent Night, Haunted Night
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The book sounds very promising and like something I would enjoy.
I absolutely love this series.
I just read this in April, and quite enjoyed it. I did find it a little too scary! Despite my obsessive love for UF/dipping into PNR, I don’t read horror. And the ghost-y bits really do it for me.
Great characters are way important for me when it comes to how much I like a book. This one definitely sounds like a winner.