Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review: Dead Girls Are Easy By Terri Garey

Dead Girls Are Easy

By Terri Garey

Nicki Styx Series

There's something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.
Before you can say boo, Atlanta's ghosts are knocking at Nicki's door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who'd rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who's beginning to think she's totally nuts.
But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki's new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.
As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.

If you like the Garnet Lacy and Jaz Parks series you will love Terri Garey’s Nicki Styx!

Nicki Styx is a late 20’s party girl who considers herself goth-vintage and very cute & stylish, from Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA.
She has a heart attack and dies but when reaching the white light hears a voice that tells her it is not her time and to do unto others, as you would have them do unto you, she then wakes up in the hospital to her best friend Evan Owenby and a very cute Dr. Joe Bascombe…then a dead person.  Being pestered by an old Jewish lady is no fun and Nicki ends up at the lady’s funeral doing a little jig and singing sitcom songs to help the spirit move on. Done & done, right? Wrong.
While on a date with the super hawt Dr. Joe, Nicki encounters the spirit of her friend and fellow shop owner, Caprice, who has been murdered and asks for her help. What’s a ghoul to do?
And bring on the chaos!
While trying to help out her dead friend and keep her new hot doctor boyfriend, Nicki encounters ghosts, zombies, voodoo and a Devil figure like dude.

Ghosts, Zombies, Voodoo, the Devil AND a hawt Doctor? Sign me up!

I’ve had this series in my TBR pile for a while now and I am so glad that I finally decided to jump into it.
First off, I LOVE the name of this book. Can I have a t-shirt that says that? LoL Garey also makes references to the Charon and the River Styx (Greek Mythology), which is super cool. And Handbags and Gladrags would be a kick-ass store to work at, is Nicki and Evan hiring by chance?

I was totally enthralled with this story, all the twist and turns kept me glued to the pages. I stayed up half the night with my little book light in bed reading this trying not to roll around too much and disturb the hubby.
Light and humorous with a dark edge, fast paced with a steady flowing plot and sub-plots and characters that you will fall in love with right away.
A very fun read.
The book wraps up nicely with a few loose strings left hanging for further books but nothing to leave you frustrated. Don’t you just love that in a series? 

Dead Girls Are Easy is one of the best debuts I've read for a series! 

Rating: 4 Wine Glasses
PG13- Some steaminess going on

On a side note; I had to keep knocking my brain because every time I’d read the name Nicki Styx it’d compute as Nikki Sixx then I’d have Motley Crue songs running through my head. LoL

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