Sunday afternoon reads
Really liked this. Perfect beach read.
Happy St. Patty‘s Day everyone! I don‘t do beer, so here‘s my glass of wine. I‘m behind on my March reads in general, especially this book for my #LMPBC. Enjoy what‘s left of your Sunday, Littens!! @IheartYA I wanted you to know I received the book the other day 😁
Zombie teen girls hunting down their killer is obviously gonna be a fun time. This was an enjoyable, fresh take on the (very tired) zombie trend. Loved that the girls were still teen girls in every way & acted just as they did when alive. Mila is a good character overall — having a fat brown girl into Wicca was really fun, tho at times she felt overly & pointedly brusque. Also the “reveal” felt too random & unexplained. But def a fun read! 3/5 ⭐️
I really need a damn escape from my garbage reality right now and I think a book about teens raising each other from the dead sounds 💯 #nowreading
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This was our book club book this month and I was nervous because it was my pick and I wasn‘t sure what to expect. This really has so many strong themes on friendship and taking full claim on who you are. It also has some great points on religion that I found respectful and refreshing. I am a big fan of respecting all religion and seeing the common bonds of faith. And all the 90s gems hidden throughout were pretty awesome. ❤️❤️❤️
I've got so many books on my TBR, but #Readingglasses made this one sound so awesome it's got to be next. :)
This book was a lot deeper and emotional than I expected. Are some of the plot events unrealistic? Sure. But then again this book starts off with a teenage Wiccan reanimating her dead classmates. But between the crazy shenanigans there was some good discussion on how things aren‘t always what you think they are.
Today I got a chance to quietly eat my lunch and finish this book. I really enjoyed this book. It highlights all that weird stuff that happens in high school. What teens do to be or stay popular, cliques and all the results of those things. Mila brings her friend, Riley back from the dead to find Riley‘s killer and accidentally brings back two other high school girls, that had thought to have committed suicide a few weeks before Riley‘s death.
Snuggles with the beast after a long day. Car nearly died and talks with a doctor. Nigel and books are so nice to relax with (even when he is snoring) Still really enjoying Undead Girl Gang. It really reminds me how much I felt so uncomfortable in high school. I was an outsider in a small town school. I have no idea what I would have done with witchy powers 🤔 #dogsoflitsy
Yesterday I thought I had fought off a migraine only to have it hit me today with a vengeance. Stayed home and rested. 2pm it finally lifted and I jumped into this book. Almost halfway through and enjoying it so much! Also enjoying a tea my Dad and StepMom brought back for me from South Carolina. Also I want all the enamel pins on this cover!
My second #newyearwhodis recommendation from @LauraJ was quick and fun read that I really enjoyed! When Mila‘s best friend, Riley, as well as two of the most popular girls from school die, Mila sets out to prove that their deaths weren‘t suicides. This concept has been overdone in YA in recent years, but Anderson puts a witchy spin on it which elevates the book into something incredibly entertaining.
Thumbs up on this one! A bit more gruesome than I expected (I mean it's called *Undead* Girl Gang), but I LOVE the main character 😍 and this cover!!
I really liked the humor of the first chapters and felt immediately engrossed in the story, but that feeling wained as I kept listening. Whether that was due to the story, the fact it was an audiobook, or the bit of a reading slump I am in, I am not sure. Regardless, I liked it, but didn't love it.
And cheers for the wonderful representation with a fat, latina protagonist who is all for body positivity.
I‘m really glad I read/listened to this book. I‘d have done a couple of things differently, but this was absolutely polished enough to get some decent quality YA witchy fic out in the world.
Really fun and compelling! I just couldn‘t stop reading until I found out who killed them. But I also really liked the focus on female friendship, and middle age biker witches!
Wow! My #AllHallowsReadSwap was AMAZING! Thank you so much @Chrissyreadit !!! I actually opened this before work this morning but I had to rush off and haven‘t sat down alone since then. But I‘ve been excited about it ALL DAY. These specialty popcorns are so cool, I cannot wait to eat them. I‘m also super excited for the books! The tagged one is one I‘ve been wanting to read FOREVER. I‘m genuinely excited about every single thing in this package!
Another new book in the library & another entertaining read perfect for YA readers into witches, sassy BFFs, the undead, mystery & mayhem. Mila‘s best friend‘s death is ruled a suicide but Mila doesn‘t believe it. She‘s convinced Riley was murdered so she does a spell to bring her back along with two other recently dead girls. Together they must solve the mystery before the killer strikes again. Seriously sassy & a quick, fun read.
What a fun book! When Mila‘s best friend Riley is found dead and it‘s deemed a suicide, she uses magic to bring her back and find out what really happened. But she accidentally brings back two other girls who had recently committed suicide as well. Their shenanigans to find out the truth and get revenge are comical and the reveal at the end caught me by surprise.
This book was so much fun! A great Halloween read.
Thank you for sending it to me, @That-Bookish-Hiker !!!
“This is one of my worst nightmares, being regaled with stories of Xander and June with nowhere to run.
Well, there‘s everywhere to run. Campus is large, and the outdoor hallways are deserted. But it would be rude to abandon one‘s zombie. Even if it is just one of one‘s zombies.”
I really feel like Mila should write a companion book: Rules and Manners When Raising the Dead
Have to take a break from reading today because I have such a book hangover! The story of a fat Latina witch taking on body positivity, hetero romantic norms and zombie friends? 1000x yes. And it had a happyish ending.
I took the Pumpkat for walk to clear my mind for the next book.
Thank you so much @AsYouWish for my wonderful #hocuspocusswap gifts which arrived today!! I hope this means that your parcel has also arrived as we sent them the same day. I absolutely love my scarf and decorations. And the pumpkin definitely sums up how I‘m feeling- thankful for your kindness and excellent gifting skills! The boys will be so excited for there treats (if I don‘t eat them first 😄) and I‘m so excited to read this book! Thank you🎃
This was so fun!!! I 💜 the dynamics of the girl friendships, & how the characters developed through the story. The story didn‘t take itself too seriously all the while being perfectly successful at all it is doing. I 💜 that mean girls had depth & the bullies found a way to appreciate but didn‘t let them off the hook for their bs. This will be a fun story to revisit anytime I just need something fun-also where can I get those pins on the cover?
This book was quirky, inclusive, girl powered, fun, and just a really good time of reading. It reminds me of all those campy 90s Halloween Disney movies. A who-done-it that doesn‘t really challenge or scare you but still keeps your interest. It‘s a good witchy Halloween read for the non-horror loving among us. And yes, I finished four books just today. #UndeadGirlGang #LilyAnderson
Mila and her friend Riley have been best friends, but when Riley turns up dead of an apparent suicide Mila doesn't believe it at all. So Mila turns to witchcraft to try to bring Riley back from the dead to find out what really happened to her. She is successful but she also brings back June and Dayton who also died. They work together to find out what really happened to them. This was a fun YA murder mystery with witches, zombies and so much more
I HAVE BEEN SO SPOILED BY BOOK MAIL TODAY! The wonderful @That-Bookish-Hiker and I had our own Halloween-y pen pal swap and OMG! Lydia Deetz! All the Beetlejuice and Nightmare Before Christmas! AND she wood-burned that wooden pumpkin just for me! Also, how about that amazing Jatip Designs Bookmark 🧡💛🖤 And I‘ve been dying to read the Undead Girl Gang!! I‘m in Halloween Heaven right now!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH, CRISTAL! ♥️
Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. They devoting most of their time to Riley's favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.
So when Riley and two mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila brings the girls back to life.