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Dead Girls Are Easy

by Terri Garey

Series: Nicki Styx (1)

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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.… (more)
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Another fun book I seem to be in the mood for! Nicki has a near death experience and therefore, can see dead people. Admittedly, not too original, but still fun.

There's a few twists here, plus a romance that's not too objectionable. One of the dead that she sees might actually be an evil spirit. I love the voodoo stuff in this book, hokey as it may be.

I'm just hoping that MY heart murmur doesn't give me a heart attack after a dentist visit! I went to the dentist yesterday and then laid in bed and thought about that last night. actually, seeing all those ghosts might be fun. Maybe. ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
This book was good, and at the end I wanted to read the next in the series to find out what happens to Nicki and her friends. The plot was a little unbelievable, but still fun to read. I wasn't sure how realistic the voodoo scenes were. But the main character Nicki and her friend Evan are interesting characters. The boyfriend Joe isn't as well written, but it could improve in future installments. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
Un romanzo veramente squisito questo “Le ragazze morte sono facili”, opera di esordio di Terri Garey. Fresco, irriverente e innovativo sotto alcuni punti di vista, pur rimanendo sul classico sotto altri aspetti che rappresentano, tutto sommato, la colonna portante del romanzo. In molti riscontreranno qualche similitudine con il telefilm Ghost Whispers, ma a parte l’introduzione – comune a moltissimi altri romanzi del genere – i collegamenti terminano in fretta.

Nicki è una ragazza normalissima – per quanto possa esserlo una sagace dark vintage – ma l’aver sfiorato – letteralmente – la morte la riporterà indietro con uno spiacevole souvenir dalla sua esperienza premorte.

E se, da una parte, l’esperienza in ospedale porterà nella sua vita il sexy dottor Bascombe, dall’altra, l’idea di vedere le anime dei morti non entusiasma per niente la nostra Nicki, che si ritroverà a dubitare seriamente della sua sanità mentale. E con lei anche la maggior parte delle persone con le quali troverà il coraggio di svelarsi.

Se a tutto questo aggiungiamo che una delle sue più care amiche provvederà a farsi uccidere, nonché a vendere la sua anima al Male – per gelosia – e decidere che sia proprio Nicki (ancora alle prime armi per quanto riguarda spiriti e affini) a doverla aiutare… possiamo dire che non c’è limite al peggio. Povera Nicki!

Questo romanzo è una lettura fresca, leggera e perfetta per una serata d’estate, in grado di farti fare quattro risate (Nicki è veramente una forza della natura!) e abbastanza intrigante e ben scritto da catturare l’attenzione del lettore in poche, rapide, pagine.

La narrazione presenta un ritmo crescente che scivola, con facilità, dalla spassosa introduzione a una parte centrale e finale man a mano più interessante, cupa e perfino misteriosa. Il romanticismo c’è, senza dubbio, ma non rappresenta il centro assoluto del libro e permette al lettore di non fossilizzarsi troppo sulle smancerie dei due protagonisti che, per fortuna, di zuccherino hanno ben poco. Sono una coppia apparentemente opposta ma in realtà ben assortita, giovane, dinamica e divertente.

I personaggi, benché abbastanza stereotipati (il miglior amico gay, il dottore scettico ma innamorato e tanto sensibile…), appaiono tutti perfettamente in grado di andarsene in giro sulle loro gambe grazie a tanti piccoli particolari, introdotti dall’autrice, che riescono comunque a renderli unici, a loro modo.

Evan è strepitoso, in tutto quello che fa e dice… Soprattutto quando non si preoccupa di far incavolare l’amica se ritiene che questa abbia bisogno di aiuto.

Joe è ben lontano dal classico bello e dannato ma, piuttosto, alla bellezza aggiunge un tocco di charme, savoir faire, intelligenza e sagacia che lo aiutano a far breccia nel cuore, ben protetto da uno spesso strato di sarcasmo, di Nicki.

Lo stile della Garey è divertente, irriverente, fresco, giovane ed esplosivo. È diretto e piuttosto semplice nel descrivere in prima persona le esperienze di Nicki Styx, dandoci, inoltre, una bella panoramica dell’assurda mente della nostra protagonista. L’autrice dimostra anche di sapersi muovere in un ambiente più cupo e meno leggero, come quello degli incantesimi Vodoo, e di saper costruire una trama intrigante, misteriosa e priva di buchi logici nonché nonsense.

A differenza di molte sue colleghe, Terri Garey non ci fornisce un semplice romanzo introduttivo alla saga ma, ringraziando iddio, un romanzo strutturalmente completo dal finale aperto, ma che vede concludersi i tre casi seguiti dalla nostra Nicki alle prese con amori, sorelle gemelle, anime, fantasmi vendicatori e vodoo.

In definitiva, un romanzo da leggere, apprezzare e con il quale passare qualche ora (visto oltretutto che non presenta una lunghezza eccessiva) nelle calde sere estive. Consigliato. ( )
  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Fun start to a new series. Nicki, Evan and Joe are the main three characters. Nicki is the focus of the book but she interacts with her best gay friend Evan and the new man in her life Joe. Joe is the ER doc that Nicki back to life after her heart stopped and she was sent back from the light because 'it wasn't' her time.' ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
Well written, interesting & easy to read.....

Nikki Styx has just had a NDE and now dead people who are wanting help in various manners are appearing to her asking (insisting) on her help so that they may cross over into the "Light".

Her friend has been murdered by a voodoo practitioner and is in need of dire help, lest the v.p. takes over her soul....with the help of her friend's grandmother Nikki gets more of a lesson in voodoo than she ever wanted.

The doctor who saved Nikki is falling madly in love with her.....but as it turns out he is married to an AWOL Peace Corps worker who just happens to look exactly like Nikki. He also enlists Nikki's help in his research project on NDE.

I really liked the book, except the doctor...was really bossy and didn't seem to respect the fact that Nikki was working to help souls let go & move on.
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  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Whoever said, "Dead men tell no tales," obviously wasn't listening very hard.
Unfortunately fo me, I've always had a very good ear.
And dead men *love* to talk. A lot.
But dead women are the worst.
My name is Nicki Styx, and I'm a dead chick magnet. A psychic magnet, if you will. One near death expeience, and my life was changed forever. Now restless spirits seem to sense a kindred one in me, and they all want to tell me their stories.
Believe me, those stories aren't always as fascinating as you might think. When a girl who's been murdered by her boyfriend wants to whine about how misunderstood the jerk is, I'll take my coffee to go, please.
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For Bob, who believed from the beginning,
for Sheila-Rae, who believed when I didn't,
and for my mother, Louise,
who believed in ghosts,
and believed in me.
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"She's coding. Give me another round of epi, stat."
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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.

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