YA Reviews: Dead Girl Walking

Dead Girl Walking
By: Ruth Silver
eBook, 243 pages
Published April 27th, 2014
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Forget everything you know about grim reapers. 
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered. 
Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.

Here's to another original and intriguing story! *raises imaginary glass*

Here's my little spiel on this lovely: it was great. It was spunky, it was funky, it was awesome-y.

First of all, I loved the characters. There was a good balance between the characters that readers naturally dislike and the characters that readers naturally like (or love). Not only that, but the characters each had a story and unique personality of their own. It was incredible to see all of these characters come together to create this weird yet real harmony. Silver did a fantastic job in doing it. Things weren't just plastered onto her blank canvas, but was intricately placed and happened for a reason instead.

I also want to talk about the story/time of the book. Man, I really loved the world this book took place in! To me, it was like a mix of the olden, more sophisticated days from various different areas of the world. I loved seeing the more vintage details of the story come to life. It was interesting, for example, to see just how much a carriage was used, bringing an emphasis to that one detail. It really leads me to believe that Silver moved with her story with purpose and that readers shouldn't take a small detail that is added within the story lightly.

This book kept me entertained. It is a short read, but it satisfied me. I was constantly wondering what would happen next in the story whenever I had to put it down to do something else. This story touched me in ways that I can't describe in words... I was refreshed and got thrust back into the YA Fantasy world after reading so much NA Romance, and I remembered just how amazing these darn books from this genre can be. I loved this book, and I definitely recommend it. I can't wait to read the next books in the series!


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