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Synopsis: "R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn't want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight."
My Review: There is nothing quite like zombies around Halloween (especially in 2020) and this book is one of my friend's favorites, so it was about time I give it a try. It definitely wasn't quite what I was expecting but it was really enjoyable. The unique perspective of R was intriguing and kept me reading. It definitely wasn't a scary or spooky book by any means, it did have some rather gross, decomposing bodies and zombies eating, moments but really nothing too disturbing. Julie was a fun character, full of spitfire and courage. I really enjoyed the way the story developed, the story arc and twists kept the pages turning and me interested in where the story was going. I don't know if I would be interested in continuing the series because it was a rather satisfying ending with an note of hope at the end, and I rather liked where it left off.
My Rating: This book was just unusual and unique enough for me to really enjoy it. It was not at all what I expected and it was definitely worth the read. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag!