Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Freivald's Special Dead

I finished reading an advanced copy of Special Dead by Patrick Freivald, the sequel to Twice Shy. Special Dead is available for purchase here.

Special Dead isn't available at Amazon or Barnes and Noble yet, but here's the links to order the first book in the series, Twice Shy, which is available at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

The Blurb
Shackled to her desk, Ani Romero has a hard time concentrating on her studies. One of eight zombie survivors of the Prompocalypse, she's back at school, but this time it's no secret. Locked in their room, flamethrower-toting soldiers watching their every move, they're tasked with homework and classes during the week, and macabre experiments on the weekend.

When the courts rule they're not human, only an appeal keeps them alive long enough to discover a cure. College applications and SATs pale under the threat of incineration, and desperation turns them into lab rats... ...but the scientists helping them have ulterior motives, and the promised cure destroys more than the virus.

Surviving high school has never been so hard.

My Review
Special Dead by Patrick Freivald
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I haven't read the first book, Twice Shy, in the series but it wasn't necessary to read it to understand the sequel. There were several tie-ins that made me interested in reading the first book so I can fully understand what was being implied in the second book.

The sequel is well-written and is an interesting take on the zombie concept - it's not an angle usually covered in zombie lit. The downside is that the plot drags on - I kept waiting for the climax and, when it finally came, the book ended (with a strong lead-in for a third installment of the series).

I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for a review.

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