*I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
So a college student is walking home one night when he stumbles upon a beautiful dead guy. Since he just so happens to be a necromancer, he reanimates the guy and ultimately ends up living with his very own fashion-obsessed, house-redecorating, charismatic zombie.
As you can probably tell, this isn’t a book to be taken too seriously. But it’s light and fun and great for when you need a palate cleanser or something entertaining to take your mind off of things. It even made me laugh out loud a few times.
I did have a few specific things that I liked and disliked though. I’m someone who’s accustomed to reading books that are really dark and emotional, so it bothered me that Kit didn’t seem very concerned about figuring out who he was, and I would’ve liked to see more emotion in regards to his past since that was mostly skipped over. But that’s personal preference as I know that many readers prefer sticking to the lighter side of things in their romance books.
And speaking of the romance, there were some moments when Edward and Kit were cute together, but other times I felt it was a bit lacking. For me, I think the problem was that the relationship just kind of happened. It wasn’t instalove by any means, but it didn’t have that fun, tense, chemistry-filled build-up either. On the bright side though, it also didn’t have that forced angst that many romances seem to have. It was mostly Edward having feelings for Kit and wondering whether Kit felt the same way while the two of them adjusted to their new situation/lives. However, Edward did put a lot of effort into Kit, and I adored that fondue idea!
As for the characters themselves, some other reviewers have mentioned that they were selfish, and they were, but I was ok with that because I felt it was realistic. I didn’t love how superficial Kit was, but the characters were still entertaining to read about. (I loved when Kit wanted to make the zombie cat’s food festive on Christmas because that is so something I would do.) The book also gets bonus points for have one adorable kitten and one… unique? yeah, let’s go with that… zombie cat.
Last but not least, there was the plot. It meandered a bit and had a lot of time skips, but it did get gripping near the end when things got more interesting and bloody ;-)
So as I said, this wasn’t a particularly deep book, but it wasn’t meant to be. It was supposed to be light and entertaining, and in that regard it delivered. Overall, it had a different take on zombies, it made me laugh, and it was just the light read I needed!
Edward Grey is a medical student by day, necromancer by night. He lives alone with the first zombie he ever raised, his childhood cat, Boo. Edward’s life is simple: studying medicine, training his necromantic powers with his mentor, Mariel, and having weekly dinners with his parents. When he finds a very attractive corpse in a park and brings it home to reanimate, he creates a sassy, free-willed zombie who believes Edward is the one who murdered him.
With no memory of his former life, Edward names the zombie Kit and tries to win his trust. Kit slowly adjusts to his new un-life with Edward’s help, though he’s still suspicious of Edward’s role in his death and is convinced that Edward is hiding his former identity. Edward is very attracted to Kit, but understands why Kit doesn’t trust him. As they become closer to one another, Kit turns to Edward for comfort and love. The fragile trust they’ve built together will be tested when Kit unexpectedly regains his memory and seeks revenge on his murderers.
Book Author: T. Strange
Publisher: Torquere Press
Series: The Undead Canadian
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Book Rating: 3.5
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series
Setting Location: Canada