Violet’s life is already feeling kind of crappy having gone through a bad breakup with her ex-girlfriend Rose, so when she’s diagnosed with porthmeos, a kind of zombie-esque disease, she’s left with the choice to stop the reanimation from happening or to just let it happen. Having chosen to go through life undead and learning the ropes on what she can and can’t do, life in the undead sense is definitely not what she would have expected.
I love good zombie books with a twist to them and this one definitely fell into that category. I love that we get to see the story play out through the eyes of someone who is undead. We get to see the challenges she has to face and everything, from how her daily routine has to change, all the way to how they are treated and seen, has been thoroughly thought out. Everything about it, though very fictitious, made sense. I like how incredibly stubborn and strong-willed the main character was no matter the situation. She wasn’t going to let anybody tell her what she cannot do and she was not going to let anyone deem her as weak. Her body might be fragile but her soul is not. The ending did feel a bit abrupt to me as I still have a few unanswered questions but the ending overall was a good one. I guess I just wish it was prolonged a bit. I would have liked to know more about certain characters and how things have progressed with them and their lives.
This book was witty in the best of ways and very quick to read. I highly recommend it!
I give this book a rating of 4.5 out of 5 feathers!