(No summary, to keep the review spoiler free)
I greatly enjoyed Once Dead Twice Shy, and it’s sequel was not a disappointment. The story was great, the plot moved quickly, the emotions (of a dead highschooler) were intense. I love Madison and her friends—I’m beginning to like Josh more and more—and I love the world she lives in.
The only complaint I have about Early to Death, Early to Rise is the ending. It wasn’t very good. It felt like there should be at least another chapter to close up the story, because certain characters still weren’t developed very well, certain relationships were still unclear, and even Madison’s state of being (remember that she’s dead but not really) is confusing. There just wasn’t enough closure. And Josh! He disappeared in the beginning of the story, and then Madison continued her mission without a second thought about him… and then he never came back into the story. That kind of annoyed me, especially because he was so involved in the first book.
All in all, I enjoyed it. The writing was moderately good, the characters were fun, and the plot was great… it just didn’t have enough closure for me.
Content/recommendation: clean on all counts. Ages 12+