Gracie, Dead or Alive

Gracie, Dead or Alive

by Sofia Diana Gabel


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ISBN-13: 9781908191823
Publisher: Escargot Books and Music
Publication date: 09/16/2015
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sofia Diana Gabel started life in Sydney, Australia, but her family moved to the United States when she was very young. Home wasn’t settled for a long time and included living in Toronto, Canada; Henrietta and Buffalo, New York; Northridge, Southern California; a short stint back in Sydney, Australia; Reno, Nevada; Dallas, Texas; Daytona Beach, Florida, with an eventual semi-settled life in Ojai and Ventura, Southern California as a single parent to her three daughters.

Perhaps the unsettled partial nomadic lifestyle is the reason she loves to travel and is never fully satisfied with where she’s living. Moving around and traveling to different countries are adventures which serve as potential settings and plots for stories. A multi-genre fiction writer, with degrees in environmental science and archaeology, and coursework in creative writing and criminal justice, she enjoys being out in nature, keeping up on archaeological discoveries and learning about the law, criminal behavior and police procedures (all with, once again, potential for stories!)

When she's not glued to her desk writing or researching, she loves to spend time with her family and hairless Sphynx cats. Writing is a true passion, born from a love of the written word and how those words can transport the reader to different places or worlds and deliver them back to reality, safe and sound.

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Gracie, Dead or Alive 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Grace wakes up on a table in the morgue. The last thing she remembers is being struck by lightning. Terra is a young witch that has no patience for rules. So, when she finds an obscure book that involves bringing someone back to life she is eager to use the spell. Once she revives Grace she has had enough of the whole thing and leaves. Grace has a lot to learn about being undead and find some people to help her along. But she is not like a vampire, she is starting to decompose and it seems that she will keep decomposing until she finds a book about alchemy. I did like the snark in this story. I loved Terra and even though she basically ditches Gracie after bringing her back to life. Although she is in a bad position, I did like how Gracie was glib and snarky too. Although I doubt if it was me that I could be that easy going with the fact that I’m now a ghoul. I have to say that I had a hard time liking Gracie. I initially felt bad for her waking up dead and having no guidance then finding out your boyfriend is a jerk did help. Unfortunately she just kept rushing headlong into bad decisions. She seemed very naïve and made this feel like a young adult story. I also know that the insta-love and love triangles are big parts to many stories and a lot of people really like them. I’m sorry to say that I’m not one of those people and I admit that this didn’t really help my opinion of Gracie. I liked the concept of this story. I think the execution is a bit rough. That is not to say that I will not keep my eyes open for other books by Sofia. I received Gracie, Dead or Alive from Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free in exchange for an honest review.