Edward Grey is a medical student by day, necromancer by night. He lives alone with the first zombie he ever raised, his childhood cat, Boo. Edward’s life is simple: studying medicine, training his necromantic powers with his mentor, Mariel, and having weekly dinners with his parents. When he finds a very attractive corpse in a park and brings it home to reanimate, he accidentally creates a sassy, free-willed zombie who believes Edward is the one who murdered him.
With no memory of his former life, Edward names the zombie Kit and tries to win his trust. Kit slowly adjusts to his new un-life with Edward’s help, though he’s still suspicious of Edward’s role in his death and is convinced that Edward is hiding his former identity. Edward is very attracted to Kit, but understands why Kit doesn’t trust him. As they become closer to one another, Kit turns to Edward for comfort and love. The fragile trust they’ve built together will be tested when Kit unexpectedly regains his memory and seeks revenge on his murderers.
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Okay, first off, I haven’t read a lot of zombie books, but I hosted this Pride Promotions tour because the cover and the blurb caught my attention. It’s not that I don’t like zombies, lol, it’s just most of them are not exactly what I’d call romantic.
Well, this book is different. There *is* a romance, there *is* humor, and there *is* an interesting plot line. And how many times do you feel sorry for the zombie? Usually you’re too grossed out by them to feel anything but just… grossness, lol.
But in this book, I did feel for Kit (the zombie).
Kit is a murder victim left for dead in a park. You find out the whole story later, which I’m not going into. Edward, a pre-med student who just happens to be a necromancer, finds Kit. *grin* Hey, you gotta have a way to reanimate those dead bodies, and Edward can’t resist the urge to bring Kit back to life.
But something happens, and Kit is unlike any zombie Edward has ever seen. Kit can think and talk… he has a personality. *snicker* Oh, does he have a personality. Can you say high-maintenance? This is a zombie who has more personal hygiene products than a fashion model! As the story goes on, you see the wants, needs, and desires Kit has… and OMG, poor Edward is trailing along trying to figure out what the devil he’s created!
I’ve mentioned the humor and the creepiness and how well the author combined the two. But there are moments of cuteness in this too. Creepy cuteness, lol, but cuteness none the less. Of course you have your gore. It is a zombie book. I mean, you don’t feed your zombie a cheeseburger… unless you’re prepared for some gross results—a zombie’s dietary requirements are different than humans. Boy, lol, are they different.
I really enjoyed this book and the writing style, so much so I’m going to check out the author’s other books.
***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***
Buy link: Torquere