Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters

Title: Kiss of Life
Author: Daniel Waters
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Pages: 416
Rating: 4/5

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.


In the sequel to Generation Dead, Adam was shot saving his love, Pheobe. It follows his struggle to be like the normal undead teens, and also follows Pheobe and her struggle to choose which guy she wants more.

I'll be honest, I barely read the first book, but read through this one faster than you can say 'Hey There's a Zombie!' I found it really good and interesting. It was nice having two point of views from everything... Maybe three? I couldn't tell.

Adam was great. Although he died, and was alive again, he still loved Pheobe. His chapters were hard to read, but they got better throughout the book. Which is showing how he's getting better at being undead. He showed great determination, and that's something everything should have.

The cover had absolutely no meaning in the book. I mean, aren't covers supposed to at least give off something from the book? In this case, no, this cover did not make me happy in any kind of way. I prefer the UK covers, go and look those up.

Overall, the plot, the writing, and the characters proved to make this a great read. If you loved the first one, or barely read it, your going to love this sequel.

1 comment:

  1. loved waters book, generation dead. good review.


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