Jenna's Gang of Deadheads

World of Deadheads Series, Book 2

Fiction - Paranormal
248 Pages
Reviewed on 04/03/2017
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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Jenna’s Gang of Deadheads is the second book in the World of Deadheads series, written by Paul Atreides. After Jenna Wilson slips on the stairs, tumbling to her death, she is unable to believe her luck when she sees the deceased love of her life, Marvin Broudstein. Jenna and Marvin had been about to tie the knot before he’d been hit by a bus, and so they decide to plan the very first ever deceased-wedding, much to the surprise of their Deadhead friends. But with so many laws to adhere to in the afterlife, Jenna has much to learn. The most important law of never interfering with the fate of the living is quickly broken, after Jenna sees a woman being beaten in the street. After her first (and only) warning, she inadvertently changes the fate of both the victim and her abuser, and now faces judgment from the World Council of Keepers. With Jenna determined to marry Marvin at all costs, she prays that she can convince the Council that what she had done was an accident, and nothing more.

With a combination of drama and humor in Paul Atreides’ second book, I cannot help but eagerly await the third installment of the World of Deadheads series. Marvin’s interactions with the dead when he was newly-deceased kept me laughing throughout, but Jenna’s mishaps in death created a whole new level of both hilarity and seriousness, which has turned the series into a definite must-read. I found it both touching and amusing when Jenna went off the rails after discovering her clothes, worn in life, being packed into boxes and given to charity. I also could not help but feel for the waitress in the diner, who thought she might be going insane when things appeared and disappeared before her very eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page and, with so many answers about this version of the afterlife being provided, recommend Jenna’s Gang of Deadheads to all fans of great humor in this action-packed, suspenseful adventure which is filled with laughs, right through to the very end.

Tracy A. Fischer

I just finished reading (Jenna’s) Gang of Deadheads, the second book in author Paul Atreides' A World of Deadheads Series, and all I can say is, this is my kind of book. Fun, funny and with a great story line, this book is one you won’t want to miss. This book follows our heroine, Jenna, after she’s followed Martin (from A World of Deadheads Book One) in death. She’s continuing with her life even after death, working as a counselor for victims of domestic abuse, planning her wedding, and she just can’t seem to follow the rules of the afterlife as she should. Coupled with the complication of having to kill a man, Jenna’s undead life doesn’t seem like it can get more complex. And she has to convince the World Council of Keepers that the death of the young man was an accident, or her existence will no longer be an option, undead or not.

I so enjoyed Paul Atreides' new entry in the Deadheads series. This book had me hooked from the first page and right through to the end. Truly laugh-out-loud funny in places, (Jenna’s) Gang of Deadheads is a book that will appeal to anyone who loves fiction, paranormal stories, and yes, even romance. And if you love to laugh while you’re reading, you’ll love it even more. I hadn’t read the first book in this series, but I had no trouble at all following Jenna’s story; it works completely as a book on its own. But I will certainly read the first book, just for the fun of it, and look forward to more work by this author!