Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week 40 Reviews: Generation Dead, Kiss of Life

From Goodreads:
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. She's strong and silent…and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.

The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the "differently biotic." But the students don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the "living impaired" from the people who want them to disappear—for good.

When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

From Goodreads:
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.

My Review:

These were really amazing books, I really loved the idea of teen aged dead coming back to life as zombies, or the politically correct term, "differently biotic" it was just really interesting!

And the characters? They had their flaws, like not noticing what was right in front of them the whole time, or being stubborn, but they were really nice, and very cute together! There was a lot of conflict of who would end up with whom, but it was good conflict, and was solved pretty well at the end of the second book.

I just hope to read the 3rd book, and hopefully it answers some questions, like why they were coming back, and why only them. But anyways.

These were excellent books, so I hope you guys check them out!
Author: Daniel Waters
Series: Generation Dead #1, 2
Read: October 3rd, 3rd-5th, 2011
Source: Library
Reason Why: Sounded really great!
Publisher: Hyperion
Published: May 6th 2008, May 12th 2010

Generation Dead:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Kiss of Life:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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