Book Review – Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

by Maryse on April 16, 2010 · 1 comment

in My Book Reviews, Terri Garey

Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, Book 1)
This was another fun and easy read! Lighthearted, a bit of romance, and a touch of scary!

Ok so it goes like this: The main character, Nicki Styx (yah…I suspect someone likes Motley Crue – speaking of which, have any of you read Nikki Sixx’s book? Good stuff too!!), okay anyway…

So Nicki (a spunky, goth-ish, female) almost dies from complications due to a genetic heart defect, and upon being revived, discovers an ability. She sees dead people (well, at least, their ghostly counterparts). Her handsome doctor develops a crush on her and follows her through her trials and tribulations.

The look on Dr. Handome’s face was priceless, no matter how fleeting. It wouldn’t do for him to form any impressions about me that weren’t true. I wasn’t the kind of girl he’d take home to his mama, and I didn’t wanna be.

While he’s not 100% convinced her “sightings” are real, he includes her in his “near death experience” study. A straight arrow (and totally not usually her type) his charm and boyish good looks eventually melt through her tough-girl exterior.  Sidenote: I would have liked more interaction between these two. I enjoyed the parts of their relationship that we were privy to (they’re very sweet together), but their budding relationship is really just a tiny part of her crazy life, at least in this book.

While most of her hauntings involve helping sweet little old ladies looking for some closure, one ghost in particular (her friend, Caprice), while alive, was deeply involved in voodoo, now dead needs her for far more sinister reasons.

Mo leaned in, glancing around uneasily. “You don’t know what you messing with here, girl. That thing ain’t Caprice – it’s a duppy. You need to go to a mambo and get rid of it, quick.

Coping with her new scary situation, while uncovering information about her genetic ties (she was adopted – and this part of the story is sure to take on a life of it’s own), Nicki rediscovers and re-evaluates her past, present and potential future.

You’ll enjoy her friends, her outrageous encounters, and her internal musings are certain to make you laugh. If you’re looking for intense, or steamy, this isn’t it (well, I take it back for the intense part – some of the voodoo rituals were pretty creepy). If you’re looking for an enjoyable/exciting/comical read that won’t have your emotions in turmoil, look no further!

A sweet moment that had me chucking (who hasn’t had this silly conversation before?):

A sweet kiss, devoid of passion, yet one of the best I’d ever had. I buried my face in his neck and held on, feeling safe for the first time that day.

“You’re a lot of trouble, Nicki Styx.”

“I am.”

“You make me crazy.”

“I do.”

I’m curious with this is going to go, and thrilled there are four more books to help get me there!

3.75 stars

Check out the entire series reading order here ——> Terri Garey – Nicki Styx Series Reading Order

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