Publication Date: May 8th 2018
Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favourite activity: amateur witchcraft.
So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls 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.
My Rating: ⭐⭐
I look at this book on my shelf and all I see is disappointment.
This had so much potential. The title is amazing, probably the reason I bought it in the first place, the cover is so cool, and the synopsis sounded super intriguing but then … then … 😭
I thought this was going to be basically like this badass group of girls, three of who just so happened to be dead, going around getting shit done, and I kind of got that just in a less exciting way.
Mila, the main character, practises Wicca and when her best friends death is said to be part of a suicide pact, she decides to use those abilities to bring them back to get answers. Except she brings back two other girls aswell.
And the best friend Riley, I didn’t even find her all that much of a good character. My favourite of the book was Dayton, one of the undead mean girls who was actually super adorable, although she was pretty problematic when she was breathing.
This was a solid three stars for me throughout most of it, enjoyable but nothing special, until the end when things just got weird. Yes it was a surprise but it kind of came out of nowhere and I didn’t get it.
Just overall this fell flat and I ended up sad.