by Rebekah R. Ganiere
Publisher: Etopia Press
Released: January 3rd 2014
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Urban Fantasy, Romance
How I got it: Received a copy from the author
Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills. She awakens in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety.
Once at Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family. Like them, she has become A Deader, a reanimated Undead.
Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have the desire to deal with the feelings she's awakening within him.
Despite their best efforts, Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her.
Torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire, Evaine runs back to Tristan putting everyone in danger. When a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempts to kidnap her, Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments.
Can everyone band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good?
Review: We all know I'm a zombie nut, which means I've read a lot of zombie books and this one was the most original I've read in a long time.
Evaine is a very self- sufficient young women, even though her fiance is loaded she still prefers to make her own way and pay for college. Because of this she becomes the target for a fake drug trial were she ends up undead. The Deaders break in save her and take her to Haven House. The process of becoming a zombie leaves her with no memories other than her name. She begins to bond with the "people" at Haven House only to have emotional bombs blow apart what she has built.
The plot was really good and I got swept right along with Evaine as she dealt with everything. I liked Evaine she was strong, yet needed Luca to bring it out of her. She was also caring and felt for the other undead that weren't quite right. I liked Luca, he was the typical alpha-male and possessive as well as protective. I found Tristan to be a prick, although he kind of flip flopped and did sort of redeem himself at the end. I wasn't crazy about the love triangle but it did move the plot along so I'll let it slide.
With an original interesting plot, enigmatic and sympathetic characters, this was a win win. I really enjoyed this book.