The Lonely Dead by April Henry

The Lonely Dead

A killer is on the loose, and only one girl has the power to find him. But in this genre-bending YA thriller, she must first manage to avoid becoming a target herself.For Adele, the dead aren’t really dead. She can see them and even talk to them. But she’s spent years denying her gift. When she encounters her ex best friend Tori in a shallow grave in the woods and realizes that Tori is actually dead -- that gift turns into a curse. Without an...


Details The Lonely Dead

TitleThe Lonely Dead
ISBN9781250157577
Author
Release DateJan 29th, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt and Co. (BYR)
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews The Lonely Dead

  • megs_bookrack
    1970-01-01
    On a short-cut home through a local park, 17-y.o. Adele, comes across her estranged friend, Tori, crying and distraught. After talking to her for a while, trying to figure out what is wrong, Adele notices a very important fact about Tori. She's dead and sitting atop her recently buried remains.That's right. Adele sees dead people but not in the way you would think. She only sees them in the location where their remains are. The spirits, if you wi...
  • Stacee
    1970-01-01
    I had read a couple of April’s other books and I loved this premise, sadly I was pretty disappointed. Also, two stars might be too high. I wanted to like Adele, but her inner monologue was not something I could settle into. I get that she’s struggling with family history and current events, yet I didn’t feel empathy. All of the other characters are clichéd and flat. No one felt fleshed out and developed as they should have been. Plot wise,...
  • Jay G
    1970-01-01
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer...* I was sent a copy of this in exchange for my honest review *Ever since Adele was a little girl she's been able to talk to the dead. Her mother had the same gift but had always told her to ignore it. One day on the way home, she sees her ex-bestfriend Tori sitting alone in the woods and quickly realizes she's dead. As the news of Tori's...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    1970-01-01
    See this review and more on Books and Ladders!Disclaimer: I recieved a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.I am not sure this even warrants one star. I'm so mad and disappointed. I should have probably stopped reading at page 7 (!!!) when the author started talking about how medication "dulls" and negatively impacts people or maybe a little later when she states the main character would never be liked ...
  • Dylan
    1970-01-01
    1 star.I have about 20 pages left but I honestly can't bring myself to read the rest. I've disliked April Henry's writing but for some reason I keep coming back to her books, but I think this was her last chance.The mental illness and fat rep isn't terrible? It's just not...great.This definitely reminded me of UNDEAD GIRL GANG and CITY OF GHOSTS because of the paranormal thriller vibe, but I can't recommend this.* I was sent this for free in adva...
  • Maureen
    1970-01-01
    I have never read April Henry before, but I know my 8th grade students have. I wanted to read this one because I book talk to my students and felt they would be interested in hearing about Adele, Charlie, Tori, and Luke. When Adele is walking home from Tori’s party, she finds Tori dead. Adele and Tori’s boyfriend Luke become suspects in her murder. Charlie’s Uncle begins to investigate and things don’t look good for Adele. I was given an ...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    1970-01-01
    Ugh I don’t even know how to word as I write this review. I’ve written and deleted the first sentence about a 100 times. BUT. I guess. Here is the thing, I read an April Henry novel years ago, liked it, and read a BUNCH by her this year. Just looking at the books in the chronological order they were published, it seems that the books have gotten progressively worse? Which is to say, that her later books have lost that kick a lot of her earlie...
  • Liesl Stach
    1970-01-01
    I received an early copy of this from Net Galley."The Lonely Dead" features a girl named Adele, who is able to see, touch, and talk to the dead. Her mother had this ability, as did her grandmother, and her great-grandmother. This ability has been passed down through women in her family throughout the generations, but her mother taught her to keep it a secret so people wouldn't believe Adele mentally ill. Adele has been on medication for schizophr...
  • Mikayla (MikaylaReading)
    1970-01-01
    I had many problems with The Lonely Dead, but I think it all can be boiled down to lazy writing and poor representation. This story was told in a very linear way. Once our character found out a new piece of information, she would immediately go to talk to someone who revealed something else immediately. Then, our character would use that information to go find the next person to question. It left little suspense or mystery to the story and everyt...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    Henry’s books have been hit or miss with me. I read Run, Hide, Fight Back last year and it was filled with suspense and twists. I also read Shock Point and loved it, but then I moved on to The Girl I Used to Be and it was a bust. The Lonely Dead fit in that category as well. I didn’t despise the writing or characters, but more of the plot. I recently finished City of Ghosts and I adore the Darkest Powers series so the bar was automatically ra...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. So . . . where to start with this one. It is classic April Henry fodder-there is a murder, a mystery, and a girl somehow finds herself in the middle of it all. There is a lack of character development and undersold back stories, but you find yourself not really caring because it's quick, it's kinda fun, and you know that mos...
  • Martina Urbanová
    1970-01-01
    Zaujímavý pokus s hrdinkou, ktorá vidí duchov, no je presvedčená o tom, že je to len následok jej schizofrénie. Dobre vystihnutá atmosféra. Zaujímavé zápletky. Ale ten záver mohol byť o niečo "slávnejší". Za mňa príjemné čítanie.
  • Caitlin
    1970-01-01
    An intriguing mystery with a nice supernatural twist!
  • Natalie ⭐
    1970-01-01
    Oof. This book was just... IMPOSSIBLE for me to get through. And it’s only 200-ish pages. What’s the deal with that?Honestly, this sort of felt like a supernatural, more linear version of One of Us is Lying—except infinitely less compelling. Even though our protagonist’s life is on the line, there was pretty much no sense of urgency. I didn’t care about who was really guilty because the evidence for every character was totally circumsta...
  • Roxanne
    1970-01-01
    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. I also want to thank Henry Holt & Co and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review. Adele can see the dead, well she hasn't for awhile because she has been taking her meds. But lately she hasn't been which is why she is shocked when her friend Tori calls her name as she is walking home from the park. However, she notices immediately that she is dead or well she doesn't want to notice that. ...
  • Jenni Frencham
    1970-01-01
    Henry, April. The Lonely Dead. Henry Holt & Co, 2018.Adele can speak with the dead. Like her mother and grandmother before her, Adele can see and communicate with the dead when she is near the place their remains lie. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, Adele has been taking medication to damper the voices of the dead. But recently she stopped taking her meds, and now her former best friend is speaking to her, right over the place where ...
  • K.L.
    1970-01-01
    The Lonely Dead was an enticing thriller of murder, people’s true nature and finding one’s self. The story follows Adele, a girl that’s been misdiagnosed with a mental disorder. When in actuality she can communicate with the dead. To her the dead are just lonely and want someone to talk to, to help them.When Adele stumbles across her use-to-be best friend, Tori in the park, barefoot and in the same dress that she wore at her party a few day...
  • Sherry
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed the take on ghosts in this YA paranormal mystery, but unfortunately the plot wasn’t as strong as the concept.Adele has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, but she actually does see dead people, not hallucinations. When a former friend is murdered after they have a fight at a party, Adele discovers Tori’s ghost—and her body. Tori wants Adele to help figure out who murdered her, and Adele reluctantly agrees. Her attempts to find the ki...
  • Alexandria
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy through a Goodreads giveaway.Adele has the ability to see and speak to ghosts, just like her mother and grandmother did. On her way home from school, Adele finds the body of her former best friend in a shallow grave with Tori’s ghost sitting on top. She tries to deny that she is speaking to Tori’s ghost, calling her a hallucination brought on by her mental illness. But, after she reports the body, she is thrust into a m...
  • Emily (Richmond Reader)
    1970-01-01
    Younger readers will enjoy this book more than older young adults like myself.Outcast girl sees ghosts. Popular girl dies. You can probably figure out the rest.Where to start... I love a good ghost story and a little mental illness thrown in is the best, but this book reads as if directed towards a very narrow age group. I don't think anyone over the age of 16 would find it entertaining, and with all the talk of underage drinking, I wouldn't want...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Adele has been labelled as schizophrenic since she was young. After talking to animals and people that weren’t actually there and based on the history of the women in her family, it was obvious that Adele suffered from this condition. However, when Adele stops taking her medications, she realizes that her hallucinations were actually dead people and animals. When she stumbles over...
  • Kat
    1970-01-01
    *Thanks to NetGalley for the eARC of this book!*Adele is schizophrenic, just like her mother and grandmother, and has been taking medication for years to stop the delusions. It's not like ghosts are actually real, and Adele is smart enough to know that the little dead girl at the Oregon Trail Museum was just her brain making up stories. So, when Adele accidentally misses a pill, and feels alive for the first time in years, she decides to stop tak...
  • Marti
    1970-01-01
    The Lonely Dead by April Henry is a great YA novel. April Henry’s books always are suspenseful, revealing and keeps a reader on edge. This novel - her newest - is no different. This time, April Henry explores the elements between drinking, blackouts, schizophrenia and seeing things that others cannot see. The story gives you a lot to think about while keeping you ramped up.Adele can see, talk with, touch and interact with the dead. Her mother t...
  • Mandy Peterson
    1970-01-01
    Let's be honest. I know you will read this. It's April Henry.Mystery.Page-turner.Quick.I'm not saying you shouldn't.The Lonely Dead is an interesting take. Adele has been diagnosed with a mental illness because she carries a trait in the female lineage of her family that allows her to see the dead. When she sees the ghost of someone no one else knows has died yet, life gets messy.I have to say, my favorite part of this book is the take that Adele...
  • Megan Maine
    1970-01-01
    I received this as an ARC copy. I really enjoyed this book and it was a nice quick read. There were certain aspects of the book that I didn't like, such as how she set up the ghosts however it was different and made me really think which I did like and why I rated the book higher. The reason I did down grade the book a star was because I found certain things annoying about the book, like the cops and the main character was slightly whine, however...
  • Miranda
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to the publisher for access to this title in return for a fair review.Adele has been told for most of her life that she has a mental illness, and she takes medication to keep the "hallucinations" at bay. But when she stops taking her pills, the world becomes brighter and she loves feeling more engaged with what's happening around her. Until she starts seeing ghosts again.When she discovers the body of her ex-best friend, one she just had a...
  • Sara Kiplinger
    1970-01-01
    Special thanks to the author and publisher for sending my library 10 advanced copies, which enabled me to do a book club with my students before release day. Many of them will never get to experience reading a book before it comes out again. They were pumped!As always, April Henry delivers a great, quick mystery read that is intriguing to all students. I have students who hate reading but will pick up an April Henry book; and, I have students tha...
  • Sandy O'Brien
    1970-01-01
    “That rise is a grave.And that grave? It’s Tori’s.She’s dead. But she doesn’t know it.”Adele can see and hear dead people. Sounds crazy, right?•One day as she is walking through the park she hears someone calling her name. When she goes to investigate she finds her ex friend’s, Tori, ghost sitting atop her own grave.•Adele tries to backtrack and investigate what lead to Tori’s death, but suddenly she is the main suspect.•Wil...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    *I received a set of ARCs as part of a teacher program*This was my first April Henry book, and it was a lot of fun. I see how her books get cited consistently by YALSA for teen appeal and readability - a solid murder mystery is fun.This story combined a whodunit with a paranormal element, where the main character can see and speak to the dead. I was taken in by this page-turner and thrown to the ending before I had much of a chance to think about...