Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review: Undeadly

Author: Michele Vail
Format: eBook
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: Nov. 20th, 2012

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with. To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

My Thoughts

I received this book via the publishers through NetGalley. That in no way influenced my review.
If you like the Mythos Academy Series by Jennifer Estep than you will love this series.
Molly is a ka heka (zombie maker).  Molly grew up in a society that is use to zombies- so much so there are even government regulations on keeping them as pets.  Some people even make sure to avoid this through an AZD (Advance Zombification Directive). 

On the morning of her 16th birthday she dreams of the god Anubis, and agrees to be his champion.  Forgetting all about her dream, she sets about getting ready for her Sweet 16 Party.  What a fabulous party it is, Rick her crush finally kisses her!  Then he umm… well he dies.  Moly brings him back to life but normal like not a zombie.  Suddenly, her grandparents- on her MIA momma’s side show up and tell her she has to go to an Academy for necromancers in training.  Hello!  Can’t a gal get a boyfriend and you know live a little?  Guess not….After pitching a fit, Molly goes.  That is when the fun really begins.
Molly befriends Autumn and a few of the other misfits at the Academy.  They aren’t really misfits as so much as not in the “in-crowd”.  Her new group of friends is not pushy or overbearing.  Being necromancers themselves I am sure that they have learned to go with the flow.  Autumn does have a group of ghost following her around, very few necros can actually see them.  Molly can because well she rocks!
Molly is a gal with a lot of spunk.  She would have to be to be a zombie maker in training.  Even though she is afraid, literally to death of what is happening to her.  I mean come on she is supposed to defeat evil for crying out loud.  All of this on top of homework and making new friends.  She may whine a little but only to Henry and her journal.  There is not a lot of romance in Undeadly.  There is hinted attraction between Molly and Rath- her reaper trainer.  Of course, Rick is in the picture- although since he was brought back he has been a little too eager to please.
Undeadly leaves off on an amazing cliffhanger.  I am literally at the edge of my seat.  How the heck is Molly going to get out of this?  Will Rath need to call in Anubis to help her out?  Will the other god call in her three favors?  Will Rath and Molly finally kiss?  So many questions- so many months to wait for the answers.

My rating 5 out of 5 stars

Other Characters

Rick- Quarterback, Mr. Popular, from her old school
Henry- ghoul who is bond to Molly’s family, he is well awesome
Rath- A reaper, mentor to Molly- maybe a love interest later
Clarissa- resident mean gal- I secretly think she is jealous

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a great book, i think i'll have to read it when i have some free time to do so :D have a great thanks giving!