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Lisa the Nerd

I'm a nerd who likes to read YA lit. Sometimes adult books when someone insists it's fabulous. Always Jane Austen.

Currently reading

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Shadow Kiss
Richelle Mead
Such a Rush
Jennifer Echols
Wool Omnibus (Wool, #1-5)
Hugh Howey
Generation Dead: Kiss of Life (Generation Dead Novels) - Daniel Waters (Kiss of Life is the second book in the Generation Dead series. There will be some spoilers for book one)In a sentence or so: Tensions are heating up to dangerous levels between the traditionally biotic (the living) and the differently biotic (the zombies).Adam sacrificed himself to save Phoebe at the differently biotic (db) and returned almost immediately after dying. Despite his quick return to the land of the living, his return to a normal way of life has not been so quick. He can barely talk, move, or function – no matter how much time Phoebe spends with him. Phoebe wants Adam to return to as close of a version to his old self as possible and spends as much time as she can getting him to recover. Nothing seems to be working, however, and she feels as if she’s failing him. She knows he’s trying, but something is holding him back. Although she spends most of her waking time with Adam, she can’t help but feel Tommy creeping back into her thoughts.Without Tommy there to rein them in, some of the other db kids in town start to unravel and get out of control. Between veiled threats against Phoebe and eating the neighborhood cats, the db are really widening the divide between the living and the dead.Phoebe is faced with devoting her time to Adam’s recovery or taking on the db focused blog left behind by her ex-boyfriend Tommy. Both are incredibly important to her…but which will win out as the most important? Can she help Adam make a full recovery? Can she shoulder the responsibility left behind by Tommy? Can she reconcile her feelings for both db boys?I really enjoyed Generation Dead and had high hopes for Kiss of Life. I was let down. Even after 200 pages into the book I was so bored I could barely make myself read onward to find out what happened next. I don’t know if this was a case of too many characters so the plot was spread too thin or if it is a case of middle book syndrome that essentially strings us along to a dramatic conclusion of the series. Regardless, I wanted so much to like this but I was too bored to enjoy any of it. I get that the author was posing some good questions about acceptance and discovering yourself and equality – but certainly that could have been done within a plot that moved along and held my interest.If you’re looking for a fresh take on the zombie scene, this series may be for you. It presents the whole zombie issue in fresh light which I do enjoy. There were many peeps who enjoyed the book, if you’re looking for an alternate view.Paranormal WastelandsThe Book SmugglersBitten by BooksSophistikatied ReviewsFave quote: "Speaking with the dead was always disconcerting, but speaking with Karen DeSonne was positively otherworldly." (pg 17)Fix er up: Oh, I think you get it. I won’t rehash here.