I know I've said this numerous times over the years while blogging and reviewing but I absolutely adore fairytale retellings, so when I discovered thiI know I've said this numerous times over the years while blogging and reviewing but I absolutely adore fairytale retellings, so when I discovered this book and realised that not only does it feature every fairytale character you can think of like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Belle from Beauty And The Beast and characters from Wizard Of Oz, Alice In Wonderland, Peter Pan, I could go on and on, but there's a big twist they're all Zombies, that's right that's the angle this story took on and boy did it turn out well.
The integration of these characters of popular culture has brought to life a world and story that's certainly unique and hard to tear yourself away from, I loved the imagery of the characters and the world that they're living in, the storyline is intriguing and so full of adventure that there's never a dull moment, the way that we as readers come to discover and meet these colorful characters was so unexpected but totally cool and creepy at the same time.
I don't want to give too much away because I believe the fun in reading this is discovering everything yourself, but the quick version is a curse bestowed upon the fairytale lands by The Queen Of Hearts which has turned everyone Zombie, and only one person can reverse this curse otherwise they'll be left as Zombies forever, and so it's up to a human girl Caitlin Fletcher to save the Kingdoms and it's folk, I like the way they've set up the series for the next book, I cannot wait, this book was so enjoyable I just want to get my hands on the next one.
I can't recommend this book enough, for those who like a twist on their favorite fairytales then this is the series for you!
Undead With Benefits is a hilariously entertaining zombie story, full of humour and action which is a delightful sequel to Eat, Brains, Love.
We catchUndead With Benefits is a hilariously entertaining zombie story, full of humour and action which is a delightful sequel to Eat, Brains, Love.
We catch up with Jake, Amanda and absconded former government psychic Cass, as they take a road trip to Iowa where they hope to find the cure for their 'zombieness' before both Jake and Amanda become mindless ghouls, Cass wants the cure purely for the fact that the evil Alastaire is blackmailing her, the cure in exchange for the safety of her Mother.
Once arriving in Iowa they discover that the state is infested with zombies and ghouls, led by the self-appointed Lord Of Des Moines, who has hidden the cure and decides who will or won't receive it.
There is an interesting dynamic in this book, Jake ends up separated from Amanda and Cass and meets and befriends Reggie, a zombie who is a gamer and stoner like Jake who also has another identity, one that comes as a bit of a surprise. This also leaves the girls stuck together which makes for some entertaining scenes (cat-fight anyone?)
I really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to see just what happens in this series next, the concept and storyline, make for a YA series that will have you laughing out loud at the dialogue and witty one liners.
Strange And Ever After is the final book in the Something Sweet And Deadly Trilogy, set in a historical time period, combining steampunk and zombies wStrange And Ever After is the final book in the Something Sweet And Deadly Trilogy, set in a historical time period, combining steampunk and zombies which gives every one of the books a gothic feel, and will send you on a journey across the world.
This book mainly takes place in Egypt, as Eleanor, the spirit-hunters and Oliver trek down Marcus to destroy him once and for all.
Without giving too much away, the power that Eleanor possesses is gradually increasing as is her hatred and fury for Marcus, still trying to keep away from the hellhounds that are after her, and also her will they-won't they relationship with Daniel will finally be resolved.
All questions are answered by the time the book comes to a close, but not everybody makes it out alive, and it's because of this that I disliked the end so much, after everything that all of these characters have suffered and been put through, I would expect all of them together to receive their well deserved happily ever afters, but instead we end up suffering the loss of a character that just ruined the whole series for me.
However I have enjoyed Susan's writing and imagery throughout the trilogy, and I will certainly keep an eye out for her next release. ...more