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 favorite 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.
“Spells are just prayers with more steps and a name that scares people.”
If you could cast a spell that would bring back a loved one from the dead for seven days, would you?
I’ve been so excited about this book since I heard about it. It’s dark, witchy, and fat girl positive, and I was ready for it! Then I received a copy and sat it in the closet. It collected dust for a while and was looked over but I finally remembered that I owned a copy. Thought this was the perfect time to read this one. I’m sad to say that the hype was a tad bit better than the book.
I really enjoyed the friendship between Mila and Riley and how they would do anything for one another. Even raise the dead for the other. (Pun intended) The fact that they were both witchy and didn’t care what anyone else thought of them was everything. My absolute favorite thing was the body positivity throughout. This is exactly what we need in this world.
What stopped me from falling into the dark pit that is love was the mystery. If you find it, please let me know. It was very obvious early on what happened to the three teens and how they came to meet their great demise. Even how it all played out wasn’t that appealing. It really didn’t keep me interested.
Undead Girl Gang was an okay read with a very predictable conclusion. I was hoping for a more demented twist/ending but sadly it just didn’t happen. This is an author that I would try again because of the enjoyable parts of this book.
Just never underestimate the power of friendship!