Monday, September 3, 2012

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning
Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill
Published June 5th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens


 Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone – until they are brought together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they soon learn that these zombies aren’t rising from the dead of their own accord … but who would want an undead army? And why? This gunslinging, hair-raising, zombie western mashup is perfect for fans of Cowboys vs. Aliens and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Rating: 2 Stars

My Splurge:
Okay so I've been on this kind of insane zombie romance craze lately. I was SO EXCITED when I saw this book in the school library but then (insert dramatic music here) this book crushed my hopes and dreams and did not live up even close to the hype. 
If I had to describe this novel in one word it would be disappointment.

The book, to me, felt rushed and like the authors were forcing the words and ideas into my mind. Like someone was crawling in my mind and controlling my mental movie.
Another complaint- this book had no romance. Zip. Zero. Zilch. It had hinted and it several times but it NEVER HAPPENED. :(

Also the chapters were divided into the characters different points of views and it felt too scrambled.

The Cover:
I adore the cover. It is genius and amazing and perfect. It shows you the strength of each of the character. It gives each of them a sense of power. Oh and I love the zombies in the background. <3

If you liked this book:

Dust Girl (The American Fairy Trilogy, #1) The Dust Girl (The American Fairy Trilogy #1)

Callie LeRoux lives in Slow Run, Kansas, helping her mother run their small hotel and trying not to think about the father she’s never met. Lately all of her energy is spent battling the constant storms plaguing the Dust Bowl and their effects on her health. Callie is left alone when her mother goes missing in a dust storm. Her only hope comes from a mysterious man offering a few clues about her destiny and the path she must take to find her parents in "the golden hills of the west": California.

Along the way she meets Jack, a young hobo boy who is happy to keep her company — there are dangerous, desperate people at every turn. And there’s also an otherworldly threat to Callie. Warring fae factions, attached to the creative communities of American society, are very much aware of the role this half-mortal, half-fae teenage girl plays in their fate.


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