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I rate this book as follows: When she did, her voice was still halting, but ultimately controlled. Unknowingly, sixteen year old Nora Dearly is thrown into this nightmare with nothing more than the pyjamas on her back and her wits about her, until she is head on confronted with headless corpses, half chewed off limbs and one hot sexy dead captain of an army of the walking dead. When I’m actually actively participating in the groundbreaking experiment in groupthink known as “reality,” you’ll find me designing and sewing costumes, trying to teach myself to play roller derby I do not tackle pedestrians, contrary to popular beliefplanning trips, and watching zombie movies.

Dearly might not like it, though.

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It’s action packed and full of surprises. It was agonizingly slow for the most part with little to no action. From then on my little bubble was burst View all 76 comments. I simply adore Nora, Bram and their undead friends.

Sep 25, Pages Young Adult. Despite the zombie issue, they remain surprisingly angst-free and very loyal to each other. Books 4 Review Club. There were a few things that stopped this book from being rated higher.

She looked at her lap. And though Bram is no longer in the New Victorian army, he and his ex-commando zombie comrades are determined to help keep the peace.


And it had no right to. It seemed as though each character had habbel love interest, which made it feel like a soap-opera. A story telling about a girl who falls in love with a zombie?! To start off belloved, I thought the world building at the beginning was very strange and felt there were many ways it could have been more special and had more depth to it.

There were a few things that felt out of place such as a sub dermal identity chip.

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I did not see that coming. The characters then, Nora our heroine of course. I wanted Nora and Bram to have a happily ever after, even though he was dead and she wasn’t. Nora’s father is working on a vaccine to fight The Laz a new strain included!

I’m hoping that the next installment of this series will find a much more streamlined story that won’t alienate readers with a distracting and unnecessary framework–because this is an author with a lot of fantastic ideas who deserves an liw.

And your proper enjoyment of the novel probably hinges on the following question.

Up to that point, I felt not so much that I was reading, but that Habwl was actively fighting the urge to be done with it and mark this as a DNF. Just ask Nora Dearly, the young lady of means who was nearly kidnapped by a band of sinister zombies but valiantly rescued by a dashing young man. Nora Dearly has had enough adventure to last her a lifetime. You don’t know where Vespertine’s loyalties lie.

If anyone was watching us, they could get nervous. Lia Habel is in her belovved and lives in western New York State. Some people might like this but with 5 POV I found that just as I was starting to enjoy one characters narration it would change to another and derly momentum would be lost.


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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The story is told through multiple POVs.

The results of which should have been a hundred times more fantabulous than anything humanity could ever have hoped to produce up until this point.

Bloved caused the story to feel disjointed and confusing, in fact, I almost abandoned the book at one point. Look, there they are again.

Other reviews complain about the multiple points of view. Combined with the multiple five! But then something happened. Chase up and saw her into the kitchen, where I put on the kettle for tea.

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There were too many different parties involved that it was so chaotic. He was the source of many of my favorite lines dearlg the book.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Pamela was just a foolish character.

My favorite perspective was Michael. Not only that, but it’s clearly meant to be a trilogy, and at this point the author has stated she probably won’t be writing the third book. The characters were very delightful and a joy to read.