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LoonyAlana

Crazy Bibliophile and Book Pimp (Not So Anonymous)

I am a mother of two boys and avid reader; I practically live and breathe books. If I could sustain my life on just reading, I would live forever. I'm weird, and proud of it. I have traveled to many places: Mexico, St. Marteen, Prague, England, Cozumel, and Canada to name a few. Many moons ago I co-hosted "Welcome to Insanity" radio show on a micro radio station in TX- but our show was played via streaming internet in coffee houses in Amsterdam. I have a BA in theater. I used to be "the finder of lost things" but I think my last child robbed me of my gift. Now I just have a large collection of useless information... it goes with my growing mountain of "to be read" books

Currently reading

The Hooker and the Hermit
Penny Reid, Luci Cosway
The Suicide Princess
Anthony Bryan
Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray, #3)
Jocelyn Adams
Caged (Holloway Pack, #3)
J.A. Belfield
Adventures of a Graveyard Girl (Funeral Crashing, #2) - Milda Harris I received a free copy of the book through Making Connections from Milda Harris in exchange for an honest review.

This is an innocent, YA sleuth story. As with the first book, it had some almost Scooby Doo elements to it, although not quite as strong as Adventures in Funeral Crashing. I would be comfortable recommending this for Jr. high age and up. It's like a cross between Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew, but set in current day.

I found this second book of the series to be very consistent with what I would expect after reading the first. It was charming and youthful, in addition to being a very quick read. There were some elements, as with the first book, where Kait would get a little fixated on something and repeat herself throughout the book. In the first, it was the peanut butter banana milkshake. In this book, it was the 'are we boyfriend/girlfriend', 'does he like me' or 'like me, like me?'... you get the idea. But instead of getting frustrated with the fixation (well, maybe a teeny weeny bit at first) I found it to be an endearing quality of Kait. I found her to be absolutely true to her age and maturity level which was such a nice contrast to the increasingly more 'adult' YA books that are popular nowadays.

Overall, I found it to be a sweet, cute, quick little read that was just plain fun. I am eager to get my hands on more titles written by Milda Harris because I love her youthful voice that rings so true in the Funeral Crashing series. If you are a fan of more tame (no hanky panky)YA books then I would check out this series!