#BoutofBooks Review: Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Garey (Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 27, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 8 Comments


From Goodreads: There’s something about almost dying that makes a girl rethink her priorities. Take Nicki Styx—she was strictly goth and vintage, until a brush with the afterlife leaves her with the ability to see dead people.

Before you can say boo, Atlanta’s ghosts are knocking at Nicki’s door. Now her days consist of reluctantly cleaning up messes left by the dearly departed, leading ghouls to the Light . . . and one-on-one anatomy lessons with Dr. Joe Bascombe, the dreamy surgeon who saved her life. All this catering to the deceased is a real drag, especially for a girl who’d rather be playing hanky-panky with her hunky new boyfriend . . . who’s beginning to think she’s totally nuts.

But things get even more complicated when a friend foolishly sells her soul to the devil, and Nicki’s new gift lands her in some deep voodoo.

As it turns out for Nicki Styx, death was just the beginning.

Bought for Myself
Overall Rating 4.25
Character Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.00
Future Member of the Snort Club (I think)

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NOTE: I was hesitant about picking up Dead Girls are Easy because I read Devil Without a Cause. I loved Sammy, so I wasn’t sure how I would react to Nicki. My friend Christi said I had to read them because Nicki was my kind of leading lady. As always, Christi was right!

What I Loved: Nicki Styx! Terri Garey has written a smart nontraditional beauty. Nicki isn’t afraid to speak her mind even though she has insecurities and a whole heaping mess full of problems. I love those kind of characters that can keep a sense of humor while tackling things that just pop up in their lives. From Dead People to long lost relatives, Nicki manages to handle everything with her own unique brand of humor and hutzpa. Also love Evan, Nicki’s BFF! He is so full of awesome! The following quotes are from him….

He tore his gaze from Christian Lacroix’s spring collection to take a good look at my face. “Oh, dear Lord. It’s Kelly Osbourne the morning after. What happened to your mascara? Your lipstick is all smeared.”

“He should’ve told you.” “Then why didn’t he?” Evan threw up his hands. “Honey, if I knew the answer to that I’d either be a straight man or a shrink. And I’d much rather have the two hundred bucks an hour.” “Two fifty,” I said glumly.

What I Liked: Not in love with Joe the boyfriend/doctor. It really isn’t his fault I am not in love with him. I am still really trying to wrap my head around all the circumstances surrounding him. However, I have a feeling I will come to love him very much!

Complaints: None!

Why I gave it a 4.25: This was such a fun beginning to a new series for me. The story, plotting, pacing, and characters were all fantastically done!

Terri Garey

Books in Series:
Dead Girls Are Easy (Nicki Styx, #1)A Match Made in Hell (Nicki Styx, #2)Weddings From Hell (Includes Night Huntress #1.5; Brotherhood of Blood, #3.5; Nicki Styx, #2.5)You're the One that I Haunt (Nicki Styx, #3)Silent Night, Haunted Night (Nicki Styx, #4)

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8 responses to “#BoutofBooks Review: Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Garey (Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

  1. samantha.1020

    I read this one a long time ago and enjoyed it. But for some reason I never continued on with this series. I want to now after reading your review but maybe I'll reread this one before continuing on. Nice review 🙂

  2. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    I wasn't sure about adding this one, but your review talked me into it 🙂 Sounds like I should be looking for more by this author as well…

  3. Diana (Book of Secre

    I read SILENT NIGHT, HAUNTED NIGHT and L*O*V*E*D it! Now, I have to go back and read the rest of the series. Yep, Nicki is awesome.

  4. Melissa (Books and T

    Oh I'm with you… I need to read her Nicki Styx books! Sounds like I'd love this one. YaY! No snorting lady. 😉

  5. Bookish Brunette

    I SERIOUSLY almost bought this book at a Borders closing sale the other day bc of you posting about it on your bout of books post!!

  6. Paper Cut Reviewer

    He Felicia! Great Review=) Yeah I have this book but haven't gotten around to reading it. Too many books I want to read. Well I'm happy you enjoyed it!Have a great weekend!