Dying for a Living (Review & Giveaway!)
Author: Kory M. Shrum
Publisher: Timberlane Press
Published Date: 2nd March 2014
Rating: 5 stars
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
language in this book and brief sex scenes/mentions. It gets the big five stars
Olivia’s Question: Zombies, ninjas or pirates? Which
would you be?