Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Review: Working Stiff

TITLE: Working Stiff
Book 1 in the Revivalist series
AUTHOR: Rachel Caine
GENRE: Urban fantasy, zombies
PREMISE: A woman gets a job at a funeral home and soon finds herself neck deep in espionage...and kind of dead.
MY REVIEW: This book is pretty much like all Caine's book. Interesting idea, not very plausible idea, but interesting idea. Suspense, non-stop action, and creative world-building and all the usual token characters you find in the adult urban fantasy genre.
It's not bad. It's just not brillaint either. This series requires a LOT of suspension of disbelief, particularly when it comes to how the MC is "alive" and how no one seems to realize she's a walking zombie. There is the usual fun snarky relationship that is the staple of Caine's books and so if you like her other series, there's a very good chance you'll like this one two.
Honestly it's just okay for me. May or may not be picking up the next one. It'll depend on my mood and if I find nothing else that week. Good thing about Caine's books: they always read fast.
WHO SHOULD READ: Rachel Caine fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five funeral homes

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