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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Monday, November 30, 2009

Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

Kiss of Life (Generation Dead, #2) Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

For those who haven't read Generation Dead(book 1 in the Generation Dead series) by Daniel Waters, this review contains spoilers from both books!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The phenomenon that's been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they're calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation.

Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie — her Homecoming date Tommy Williams — her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for her. Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without.

Kiss of Life is the second book in the Generation Dead series by Daniel Waters and I've got to say I loved it!I was super happy I picked this up. I really enjoyed the first book but I wasn't happy that they were only in hardcover(for so long). But I did buy both in hardcover and was NOT disappointed. I found these books and fresh new take on YA reading. Although I love my vampires and werewolves, I found it a fun change to read about Zombies(or as they like the be called 'Differently Biotic').

If you haven't read Generation Dead(book 1), it's a good idea to start there. Kiss of Life takes up shortly after the events from the end of Book 1. I think I can safely say that Kiss of Life was in my opinion, even better than Generation Dead. I didn't think I would like the second installment as much, but he really out did himself!
This sequel dealt with how the world views the zombies/differently biotic and not just the few that we've been introduced to in the first book. This book had a bit more twists and and even better plot.

Although I was saddened by Tommy's departure, I found I like how you tried to expand his horizons, and reach out to those like himself who need help. That is want Tommy is all about, helping other different biotic and traditionally biotic alike. Tommy is caring and strong and I cannot wait to see what happens in the next installment, Passing Strange. Even though I loved Tommy and hated to see him leave, I also really connected with Adam. He was a regular guy that loves a girl but ends up losing his chance for a while because of his death and recent rise into different biotic living. I know this is sexiest to think, but at first I was hesitant to think that Waters could write how female teens are really thinking, but I am happy to say I was wrong. He was right on the ball with Phoebe and I was easily emotionally attached to her character. I cannot wait for book 3(Passing Strange), I won't be hesitant to pick up the Hardcover this time!

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