14-year-old Jenna Samuels is being poisoned. So she does the unthinkable: gets in a car with her stoner brother Casey. They crash rushing to the hospital, and Jenna awakes in the ER to find that Casey has died - and come back as her guardian angel. He's now nauseatingly attractive to everyone and even more annoying to her, but they must work together to uncover the shocking truth about her poisoning and what it has to do with their father's disappearance.
What the Critics are Saying:
"A smart, sassy, supernatural mystery - chock-full of heart, hope and fun." -- New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith
"The Sweet Dead Life is mischief and mayhem, zippy one-liners, mystery and a tiny bit of tragedy. A-word: Awesome." -- E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
"Hallelujah! A paranormal tale of angels that's not a romance, making it a novel that breaks the mold." -- Kirkus
"There's a whole lot going on here: poisonings, blackmail, sibling relationships, romance, and abandonment, in addition to angels, but the unifying thread is Jenna's clever, bitter, self-aware, and loving voice... Preble's lively descriptions and unusually well-drawn, caring sibling relationship (a topic not usually explored in teen fiction) are especially noteworthy." - Booklist
Hardcover published May 2013
Paperback published February 4th, 2014