Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 25, 2010)
Tags: Zombies, Discrimination, Romance
Series?: Yes. Generation Dead Book 2
The phenomenon that’s been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they’re calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation.
Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie -- her Homecoming date Tommy Williams -- her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for her. Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without.
While the first book in the series “Generation Dead” was mostly centered in the living-dead love story , the second one revolves more around the topic of the discrimination against the zombies and criticizes how the ones with power control and manipulate the others. I found it a very interesting thing to read about and as events occurred I got angrier about how those heartless people made the citizens go against the Different Biotic.
Another topic touched in the book was the sad but true truth about some charity foundations.
For the love story, I need to say that although Adam is very sweet and loves and cares a lot about Phoebe, I wished during all the novel that something happened with Tommy.
Some new characters are introduced to us and (sorry, but I have to say it^^) one of the is DeCayce who is really cute! I loved the whole “club” thing; it was good to see the DB had some place to have fun and meet other people.
The most remarkable improvement of the characters in this book was, without doubt, Adam’s point of view. Thanks to him we experience all the back-from-the-dead process from the beginning.
The writing continues in the same line that in the last book as well as the different points of view. Here I have to say that sometimes I got a bit bored and had to put the book down because while the point of view changes the topic does too, and it was like I wanted to know how one problem was going to be solved and then I had to read two chapters that talked about other things. But well, although sometimes it felt like that, I enjoyed watching trough the different narrators minds so I could contrast the various opinions.
About the author: If you want to know more about this amazing series go check Daniel Water’s Blog, there you’ll find all the information about Blog tours, release dates, contests, new books of the series and the hottest news about the DB. Also, if you enjoyed reading about Tommy’s blog in the books head here My So-Called Undeath, the real blog! It’s an entertaining way of waiting till the newt book is released. But if you’re an insatiable fan and can’t get enough, here you’ve got this forum to let out all your passion for this series.