Love can never die.
Holy bonkers! This book is INSANE! I totally, completely, utterly loved it. It’s different from anything I’ve ever read. It was full of awesome characters that were witty, fun and kick ass. It was a story line from someones dream (not really, but like that). You know those dreams where you wake up and you think “WHOA! That was crazy!” cause it’s just a crazy mix of things. You’d think most of those dreams couldn’t really be pulled off in a novel. I mean really, dystopia, steampunk, history (well, Victorian age style and mannerisms), technology (not just of the steam kind), zombies (good and bad) and romance mixed together is kind of crazy. And when I started the book it was almost hard to comprehend. It took a little bit for me to grow use to it and be able to imagine it all. But even when it was over my head and difficult for me to comprehend I was loving it.
While reading this book I kept taking breaks to tweet, to post pictures of the gorgeous cover, to rave on facebook and just share my LOVE for this absolutely stunning book. I actually went to some book signings after reading this book and I kept recommending it to everyone even though it wasn’t out yet. I just couldn’t stop talking about it! Seriously, it’s a crazy and wild ride but one of the funnest I’ve had in awhile!
I mentioned that the characters were witty, fun and kick ass. Well, I have to say that there wasn’t really anything I didn’t like about the characters. The author did an absolutely fantastic job with character development. They really jumped off the page in all their awesomeness. The good guys were so much fun, the scary guys were very scary (and some of the scary guys WERE good guys) and the bad guys, oh yes, they were good and FREAKIE! Seriously, a bit of freakiness, I mean, scariness. Or spooky’ness? I don’t know. But some things were completely creepy and I think I might have squeaked once or twice when people were surprised by or chased by bad zombies. Yeah, not a downright horror book, but creepy enough I did NOT read at bed time. Sorry, bad zombies scare me *whimper*.
The romance, oh the romance. So zombies aren’t really sexy, are they? Well, think again. No, they might not be so sexy in appearance, but if they have their wits about them and their personalities intact, oh yes- they can certainly be sexy! It’s just in their wittiness, in their bravery, in their kickass’ness that they are this way. Because trust me, I fell head over heels for one particular zombie and I don’t care how dead and dried up he may be, I’ll cuddle with him any ol’ day…. Anyway, the sexual tension was really great because honestly, a dead guy with a living girl, well- not really the best match, ya know? So we feel the attraction and all that goodness that builds up to well, a rather warm heat!
Okay, so I could rave all day about the awesome that is this book but there are actually a few things I didn’t love. One thing is that we get first person from multiple people. I like seeing the different perspectives, and seeing some sides that we wouldn’t really get to see otherwise was pretty awesome but, and yes, there’s a but here, I found it confusing at times. When we would get Brams perspective and then get Nora’s perspective in the next chapter but they were together in both, well, that was a bit confusing. Yes, it would say the name of who narrating at the beginning of the chapter, but I was involved in the story! I couldn’t always remember. A few times I had to stop reading and breathe for a moment and just remind myself of the narrator. It was a little bit annoying, but it wasn’t really a huge deal at all. And maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t first person. This might be a book that would have been better in third person. I don’t know, but it would clear up that confusion that I felt.
Now I thought there was more that had bothered me but now that I’m writing my review I just can’t remember! I guess they weren’t that big of issues then 😉
I loved this book and I’ll recommend it to everyone just because it’s so crazy and different. I think we all crave different these days and this fits the bill! Also the characters were just so fantastic. Some of the best characters I’ve ever read, that’s for sure! So make sure you pick this book up! You’ll be sure to have a wild ride!