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I received this book from the Author, Nessie Strange, in exchange for an honest review.
First and foremost, I have to, in all fairness to readers and the author, divulge the fact that I am NOT a fan of Zombie books. In fact, this is the first one I've read. I don't like the idea of them or their actions. So it IS possible this could sway my review.
That being said....I TOTALLY LOVED IT!! :D
I have to admit, I had to give myself time to absorb and sort out the story in my head though. I had to siphon out the "zombieish"(yes new word there) qualities in a zombie that I don't like(think NOM NOM NOM), strictly because I'm a wuss. Once I was able to do this, I was able to see the story as it truly is and how a person who LOVES Zombie themed stories would absolutely fall in love with it and how those who were a zombie genre virgin like myself would get a sweet bite(Yes I'm being punny) of a zombie story. I seriously did freaking love the actual story.
Jen is an uptight type of girl. When her mother died, Jen stepped into the role of taking care of her younger brother and her father. She has no social life, except hanging out with the dead who come into the funeral home her father runs and the occasional outing she has with her friend P.J..
Then there is also Jen's, stick up his butt, controlling piece of crap boyfriend Craig. Jen has dated him for awhile and he's off at college, living it up, while she's back home being the good girl and taking whatever affection/attention left overs he tosses her way.
So when Jen meets Jack, she is almost shell shocked. He's her opposite. She's supposed to love Craig, not be attracted to this sexy, delicious, blue haired guitar player in a band! But slowly, Jack breaks down her walls and sets her free. She's able to finally live life and enjoy it. Until she's murdered.
Even though the blurb tells me this is going to happen, the description is...WOW! Just wow! I swear I felt everything. I felt the panic, fear, the why!!?? and just...everything. I've read best selling author's crime novels and never have I felt the emotions the way I did with this book.
Then the frustration that Jen has, the shock, the tears, the desperation to do what she had to do to save those she loved. And P.J....she was a major player in this book as well. I was angry with her, yet I understood why she does what she does.
My final thoughts: This book threw me into a tornado of emotions. It took me out of my comfort zone, yet would place me back into it, only to be ripped back out again. I'll try to just put it all out there...everything that's flying around in my head. It probably won't make sense, but it will let you know how well written this book was. It was different, yet familiar, it had romance, it had terror, it had laughter it had tears, it was gruesome, but beautiful, it was angry it was loving. IT WAS EVERYTHING!
Nessie Strange has a gift. A gift of storytelling, imagination and the capability to connect to the reader's emotions. I may not be a fan of Zombies, but I'm a forever fan of Nessie Strange. I CAN NOT WAIT until the next book comes out in this series so I can find out what happens next!!!
~Robin - bookreadsandreviews.com
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Well, me and zombies have a love hate relationship. I love them, because they fascinate me, and I hate them because I don’t wanna do the whole brain eating thing, except in the White Trash Zombie series, who mixes her brains with chocolate to make it taste better :) LOL Anyways, this one is extremely awesome, and fresh, and a wonderful new story!
Jen is very….. strict. I will go with that. I happen to like her, alot, but sometimes, I wanna throw water in her face and maybe add some confetti, you know, giggle a bit. But she has a reason for that, her mom died and she was left in charge of the responsibilities, as her father and brother aren’t into that. AND to top it off, other than hanging out with her brother and dad, the only other people she sees are dead, like no longer breather, at her dad’s morgue, oh and she sometimes gets to see her friend PJ, who IS alive LOL. AND, Jen needs to drop Craig like a burning coal ember. UGH. I wanna kick his ass myself. Seriously, let him meet me :) Actually, I wanna beat up all of them, the boyfriend, the brother, the dad. They all take Jen for granted and walk all over her. And then Jen meets Jack. Look, Jen’s smart, and responsible, and sometimes sassy, and the good girl. But Jack comes in and not just takes, but YANKS the rug out from Jen. He is going to challenge her, and who she is, at every breath. It’s amazing what a little spontaneity can do right :) AND THEN she gets killed. Literally. LOL
I will not get into detail about Jen’s murder, because my words will have NOTHING on the author’s. DUDE, BEST MURDER SCENE EVER! I know that sounds horrible, but I can’t help it. It’s phenomenal what words can do when placed together in the right way! I will also say that this book has excellent secondary characters. And y’all will probably all love Jack! :) The characters will steal your breath way! I am really impressed with this book! And of course there’s Sam, wait tile you meet him :)
The plot line was phenomenal. How would you deal with all your responsibilities if you are dead. And, you really need to help everyone. This is one hell of a ride, and a seriously emotional one at that. I still feel for Jen, and I have so much more I want to say about that, but I really don’t want to give spoilers away. There’s so many things to offer so many different types of readers. Horror, humor, romance, suspense, mystery, finding-yourself in the process. I am still a little shell shocked, and I definitely didn’t want it to end! Plus, if that isn’t enough, the writing is magnificent. I want more MORE MORE!!! GIMME GIMME GIMME!!! PLEASE! :) 5 SERIOUSLY AWESOME ZOMBIE PAWS!!