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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Gracie, Dead or Alive” by Sofia Diana Gabel , hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
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Title: Gracie, Dead or Alive
Author: Sofia Diana Gabel
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publishing date: 16th September, 2015
Published by: Escargot Books and Music
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
A story of the living, the undead, magic, betrayal, love, more betrayal, and blueberry pancakes. Gracie Daniels has it all. She’s young, pretty, in love and about to graduate from the University of Southern California, but her world is turned upside down when she wakes up, dead, in the morgue. But that’s only the beginning of Gracie’s new undead life. She has to learn to survive impending decomposition from a Wiccan spell that went wrong and numerous betrayals, all while searching for a mysterious alchemical spell book. Then along comes handsome Troy Scott. How can Gracie balance being dead and falling in love? It would be easier to give up, but that’s not Gracie. She’s no quitter, although if she doesn’t find a solution soon, nothing will matter.
A story of the living, the undead, magic, betrayal, love, more betrayal, and blueberry pancakes.
I enjoyed this story. It flew by for me. A fun story always makes you forget to look at the clock. 😀
This is a light hearted story where you don’t have to apply logic much because, well, that will make the story lose it’s charm. Come on, blueberries work on the dead and other’s don’t? Why? 😛 Better not to get into logic and just enjoy the story. 😛
With a novice Wiccan witch, Terra, experimenting with the reanimating spell, Gracie is brought back to life, well, the undead life? 😛
Terra tells Gracie that she should not be seen by anyone as she is dead to everyone after being struck by a lightening and then leaves the undead Gracie alone in the morgue. Who does that? 😛
Gracie sometimes seemed borderline stupid. Her priorities were all messed up. After coming back from the dead, instead of figuring out stuff she goes to her boyfriend’s place only to find him cheating on her merely after 6 hours of her death, she jumpscares the girl he was cheating on her with, which was very funny. 😛
She goes home and thinks about what she was going to do now. Then what she does? She cleans the house so that her parents won’t have to. So, was cleaning the house more important than trying harder to find answers? She was trying to take her mind off the situation but HELLO? Dead mind? That’s a problem.
One thing she does well is, hitting every damn person who is mindless enough to call her a bitch. I loved all of those little action sequences. I am against violence. Humans shouldn’t hurt other living beings but she isn’t exactly alive, is she? 😛
Terra is your typical bimbo. She is the fun element of the book. Gracie had these thoughts about her every time they met and that made me laugh. 😛
She is dead, a dwarf named alchaemical man steals the book that can save her, instead of worrying about her situation she is more worried about the hot police officer, Troy she meets. Get your priorities straight, girl. You aren’t exactly alive. Can you please focus on that instead of fantasizing Troy?
Her ignorance and vague priorities get Troy killed in the end which was an accident. So, what does she do? She reanimates Troy because well, she was so happy being reanimated herself, right? All this while she kept blaming Terra for reanimating her without her permission and then she goes ahead and does the same to Troy.
The segments where she had to keep on gluing back all of her decomposing self back together was chilling and a nice touch to the story.
Even after Gracie being not so smart, I really enjoyed this book. 🙂
Why would I pick this book up?
A light and funny read? Here, you have it. 😉
Sofia Diana Gabel is a multi-genre fiction writer who was born in Sydney, Australia, but is now living in the United States with her family. With degrees in environmental science and archaeology, she enjoys being out in nature when she’s not glued to her desk writing or researching a new story idea. Writing is a true passion of hers, born from a love of the written word that can transport the reader to different places or worlds and deliver them back to reality, safe and sound.