Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body
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Age Range
14+
Release Date
August 30, 2022
ISBN
978-0063056312
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In the days leading up to Samhain, the veil between the world of the dead and the living is at its thinnest.
One day, everything was exactly as it was supposed to be. And the next, the closest thing Abby ever had to a sister, Noreen, was just… gone.

Distracted by the annual preparations for the Samhain festival, Abby’s classmates are quick to put Noreen’s disappearance aside. The Coven will find her, Abby’s friends say. They have it under control.

But Abby can’t let it go. Soon a search for answers leads her down a rabbit hole that uncovers more secrets than Abby can handle. As mounting evidence steers her toward the off-limits woods that surround the academy, she begins to see that Noreen’s disappearance mysteriously has a lot in common with another girl who went missing all those years ago…

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Okay. Wow.

First, I did not know this was a graphic novel, my fault. But I'm so glad it was. Kami Garcia called this "Magical, mysterious, and addictive" and honestly, I don't know if I could find better words. From the first page, I was drawn into this story of what happened to Noreen. This school of witchery has seen disappearances in the woods but Abby will stop at nothing to find Noreen. Each clue leads closer but the head teacher doesn't want her investigating. I finished this in one sitting and had to set it aside once - and when I did, I was beyond eager to pick it back up. The flow was so good and the story unique. To find out what actually happened was definitely an adventure. I really enjoyed the characters and Abby was so easy to follow. She was determined in her commitment to Noreen and not giving up.

The art style was beyond gorgeous. Every detail I took in and just loved the aesthetic. I found the art beautifully illustrated and really brought the story alive. I'm glad this was done in this media and I was able to experience it.

If you like witches, secrets, familiars, and just a good mystery, then I would highly recommend this book. The art style is gorgeous as well which just makes it better. I really hope there will be more in this series as Abby has definitely left her impression on me.
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