Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

Undead Girl Gang

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 tub...

Details Undead Girl Gang

TitleUndead Girl Gang
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal

Reviews Undead Girl Gang

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oh my god, you guys, this book was such a delight. With sarcastic, witty narration, a compelling mystery, and an on-point vibe, I was completely impressed.Undead Girl Gang follows Mila, who brings back three girls from the dead: astrology-obsessed and complicated June, joyful and hilarious Dayton, and Riley, Mila’s best friend back from the dead. First of all, you guys, I binged this. I haven’t binged a book in a day in around a month, so...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    If I can recommend one YA mystery to you, it’s this one. I’m honestly not usually a big fan of YA mysteries—most of them fall short for me in a big way—but this was such a wildly enjoyable, hilarious, heartbreaking, and gorgeous little story. While most mystery novels are about the destination (discovering the whodunit), this one is about the journey, and the things Mila learns along the way. It’s about grieving, friendship, overcoming ...
  • The Bookavid
    In UNDEAD GIRL GANG, a fat black mexican wiccan teen resurrects a couple of girls by accident when she's trying to find out what happened to her late best friend Riley. This is the first book by Anderson that I'm reading and I'm absolutely blown away. She has a writing style that I absolutely love, effortlessly mixing laugh-out-loud humor with extremely nuanced dissections of complex topics such as grief, mental illness (PTSD and depression), fat...
  • Zoraida
    My love for witches is fed by this wonderful book. Themes of letting go, friendship, and love.
  • Stacee
    Zombies are my jam and when I saw Lily was going to do something zombie-like, I was 1000000% here for it. I loved Mila. She’s snarky and maybe a little hardened, but she was a genuinely nice person and super easy to root for. The girls who come back are interesting and proof that you can’t always judge a person by what you hear about them. I won’t go into more details because spoilers and all that. Plot wise, I was instantly hooked. I loved...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Heathers meets Pushing Daisies--quirky, snarky, and a pleasure to read.
  • Hollis
    "Sometimes people need to believe in magic, Mila. That doesn't make it real! Religion is supposed to make you feel good. Make you less scared and more present. That's all. Wicca made you less angry and me less lonely, and it pissed off our parents. That was enough for me. I didn't need the spells to work. They never worked! Spells are just prayers with more steps and a name that scares people."I loved so much of UNDEAD GIRL GANG. I loved the fat,...
  • Taylor
    "Who knew necromancy could make you so popular?" Y'all this charming little book completely caught me by surprise. I was intrigued by the synopsis and cover art, but never expected to fall so hard for the laugh-out-loud story I found within its pages. There's so many positive things I can say about this own voice standalone, but the thing I'm still fangirling over was Mila's narrative. I cannot stress how much it felt like I was listening to an a...
  • Darque Dreamer
    Undead Girl Gang is snark meets teen angst, splashed with humor, emotion, and necromancy. Full of revenge, friendship, and witchcraft, this one is sure to bewitch you. For fans of movies like The Craft, Mean Girls, Hocus Pocus, and Practical Magic, you are sure to love this book!I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, “why would you compare this book to so many different movies?” I did this because I felt like the author drew inspiration ...
  • TheYALibrarian
    Rating 4.5 StarsARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewI am really so shocked at how much I liked this book. Of course the premise sounded awesome but it could have turned out cheesy or horribly written. It was just a tad cheesy but not enough that I minded it I actually found it amusing.So the main character was definitely interesting in the fact that she really didn't really fall under the typical loser trope. S...
  • YA Wednesdays
    Wiccan, feminist, witty. Highly quotable and relatable. Full review to come soon.
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    I'm in the minority because I didn't enjoy reading this book as much as I wanted to. The book's unapologetically crude and pretty much like a Heathers meets The Craft hybrid. Everything about this book was interesting but I found myself disengaged in the story. It was difficult for me to keep reading a book without likable characters. I don't have any strong opinion about the main character, in fact I neither like or dislike Riley. Overall, this ...
  • Lauren
    *3.5* UNDEAD GIRL GANG first landed on my radar due to its awesome title. Seriously, how can you not read a book with that fantastic of a title? It screams "read me, read me." Additionally, I've heard such fantastic things about Lily Anderson's books so I figured it was finally time to see what all the fuss was a about. The result? I can now fully understand the hype! UNDEAD GIRL GANG is feisty, funny, and surprisingly heartwarming! UNDEAD GIRL G...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    ***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary copy of UNDEAD GIRL GANG by Lily Anderson in exchange for my honest review.***Mila doesn’t believe her best friend Riley committed suicide, especially since two popular mean girls allegedly hanged themselves last week as well. Her family and the school think she’s delusional. Mila uses her friend’s witch book to bring the dead girls back to life to solve the mystery.Although UNDEAD...
  • Wendi Lee
    *4.5 stars*I am a huge fan of both zombies and witches, so this novel was very nearly perfect. It’s about Mila, whose best (and only) friend has died under suspicious circumstances, just days after two other girls committed suicide. Everyone is calling Riley’s death a suicide as well, but Mila isn’t buying it. Did I mention that Mila and Riley are both Wiccans? With one hardcore spell, Mila suddenly has, to reference the title, an undead gi...
  • Mckinlay
    (4.5 Stars) *thanks to First to Read for this ARC*I LOVED THIS BOOK! A fat protag who is also a witch is everything I never knew i needed! This was the comedy, mystery, badass girl squad, book of my dreams. There's really not much I can say without spoiling so i won't say anything else except READ IT!!!
  • Ellie
    This book was spellbinding! Pun 100% intended!!! 🧙🏻♀🧟♀Review to come!!! This book was spellbinding! Pun 100% intended!!! 🧙🏻‍♀️🧟‍♀️Review to come!!!
  • Max Baker
    Thank you Edelweiss for proving me a free DRC in exchange for an honest reviewUndead Girl Gang was tailor made for me. It was funny. It was dark. It was horrific. It was moving. It was relevant. It was diverse. It was smart. God, this book was just so good. Anderson did a fantastic job creating a cast of characters who were not only fully realized, but imperfect in ways that aren't always obvious. Above all else, Undead Girl Gang tells a story ab...
  • Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
    Initial Impressions 4/24/18: This book was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the story-telling style, looooved the sarcasm and humor, and it was an overall fun feel with the witchy/paranormal aspects. Books like this are just so much fun to read and always something I enjoy -- campy, funny, sarcastic, but still with great style, flare, and characters. I'd definitely recommend this one, for fans of Kill the Boy Band (but with a paranormal twist) and ...
  • C.L. McCollum
    Holy crap y'all this book was SUCH a blast. It really was a mix of the best parts of Mean Girls meets The Craft meets a fat Latinx Wiccan protagonist who I freaking loved. Seriously I don't actually know what to say for this review beyond that you need to buy it if you like any of the things I mentioned in the previous sentence LOL. Seriously, I lucked into an ARC and have preordered an official copy. Yes yes, it is that good!
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Mila Flores has lost three classmates in under a week: first, the double suicide pact of (snobby) honor students June and Dayton; then only days later, her BFF (and really, only friend) Riley.The town believes all three to be tragic suicides due to the pressures of school and an upcoming important scholarship selection.While Mila couldn't care less about June and Dayton, she refuses to believe her BFF would ever commit suicide. While visiting the...
  • Kelli Spear
    This book has just solidified everything I’ve discovered about Lily Anderson: as an author, she can do no wrong. I LOVED her two previous books. Both made my top reads lists the year they released. So I wasn’t worried that Undead Girl Gang would be bad necessarily. I think it was more how good it could be considering it was a completely different type of story. At the end of the day, though, it’s really not. I get that the concept probably ...
  • Kayla Brunson
    Thank you Penguin for send me a copy for review. This was my first book by Lily Anderson and man was it good. It was so funny!I’m just going to get this out the way, the cover for this book was amazing. It was so aesthetically pleasing that it’s front and center on my bookshelf! I was sold when I read it was about teenage witches and murder. Mila lost her best friend and two classmates in a weeks time. The police and the town are ruling it ou...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)Undead Girl Gang is a story about friendship and grief. It grapples with how we make sense of loss. At the center of this book is not only friendship, but a whole host of really amazing - and often fierce - characters. Mila is all about determination, taking charge, and going against the grain. Mila is a fat Latinx girl and she...
  • Gina Adams
    The character growth in this book is awesome, not to mention the super cool plot. The characters were so lovable and the mystery aspect was well done. I really enjoyed this read!