B.C. Johnson has been writing since he realized “it was one of the few socially acceptable ways to tell people a bunch of stuff you just made up off the top of your head.” He writes edgy young adult novels about unusual characters in outside-the-norm situations. His newest novel is Deadgirl: Ghostlight, the second novel in The Deadgirl Saga.
Lucy Day is dead. Contrary to popular belief, that is not as bad as it sounds. Sure, dying is pretty horrible, but if you’re a phantom like Lucy—transformed by her overpowering will to live—you can still have a life. Lucy is dependent on the memories and emotions of others to survive, but once she’s conquered that, she thinks she has it made.
But one of Lucy’s friends is more than she appears, and she convinces Lucy to help her save those about to die. Soon Lucy is on the trail of a group of voyeuristic serial killers, which is scary enough by itself. Then there’s the mysterious wraith Lucy is haunted by. Not to mention the prospect of dating again…
Deadgirl: Ghostlight is a quirky novel with lots of action. It’s our world, but with more: more than meets the eye, more layers, and much more going on that ever imagined. Lucy Day is a typical teenage girl, except not. She has issues that would make most people curl up into a ball and cry. The characters are loveable, but flawed. This is well-worth the read. (It is the second book in a series, but works without reading the first, which is also available.)
(Galley provided by Curiosity Quills Press via NetGalley.)