Dying for a Living (Review & Giveaway!)

Dying for a Living (Review & Giveaway!)

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Title: Dying for A Living

Author: Kory M. Shrum

Publisher: Timberlane Press

Published Date: 2nd March 2014

Rating: 5 stars

*Thank you to the author for sending me a copy for
review*

On
the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan:
meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while
reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As
a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death
replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is
different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days
later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.

But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal
investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch
the killer herself—or die trying.

YOU GUYS THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING GO READ IT RIGHT NOW

*ahem*

As I was going to say, I loved every single aspect of
this book. Yes. It blew me away! It was something new for me because I have
never read a book including zombies, so this was a new concept to me. But the
way they were used here, and the whole idea of this book was just dripping
originality. I have never read a book like this one before, which makes me love
it all the more. On top of that, it was amazingly well written, funny and
deserves a lot more publicity than it already has!

 My favourite character had to be Jesse – she was strong,
determined and sassy as well. You’ve all heard of those amazingly strong female
characters so I am going to move on and mention my second favourite character.
Lane. He was someone who puts up with Jesse’s mood swings, stands by her and
can be equally cheeky too. I loved him!
There was a love triangle in this story, but it wasn’t
the main focus of this book and did a good job of adding something to the
story. What was also a twist to this love story was that one competitor was
male, and the other female. Which was something I didn’t expect. #TeamLane

 The plot was full of so many twists. Yes, some I was able
to predict, but the general outcome of how those things worked in her favor or
didn’t was something I was never able to guess ahead about. The plot had me so
captivated I couldn’t put the book down!

Style and writing was perfect! Kory managed to build
a new society with a few different laws and different clashes, and yet manages
to explain them all without seeming info-dumpy or boring in any case. I just
absolutely loved, loved, and LOVED this book.

I recommend this to all mature readers! There is some
language in this book and brief sex scenes/mentions. It gets the big five stars
from me!
 
Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. She has dabbled in everything from fortune telling to martial arts and when not reading or writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, and wearing a gi. She is author of the urban fantasy novels Dying for a Living and Dying by the Hour. She’d love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog: www.korymshrum.com
 
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Olivia’s Question: Zombies, ninjas or pirates? Which
would you be?

Olivia-Savannah x


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