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Love in the Time of the Dead

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

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    You never know what to expect with zombie romance. I am a horror

    You never know what to expect with zombie romance. I am a horror movie fan and I love The Walking Dead on AMC. I tell be the reason I
     like TWD is because is examines the survivors and their relationships, not just the zombies. Tera Shanley wrote a book with the same
    qualities. It is not cut a dried romance that puts your hero in this box and your heroine in this box. Laney has a few very viable romantic
    options. Keeps you guessing as to who will be in the epilogue. I cheated and flipped to the back to make sure my favorite won. Laney's
    relationship to the Deads (as they call them) is very unique. I was intrigued by her. I could not help but want to know more. I won't spoil it
    for you. Laney is a seriously cool heroine. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    I was excited to get this book from OmniFic. I'm not very experi

    I was excited to get this book from OmniFic. I'm not very experienced with post apocalyptic stories and I have never read a zombie story before but I was intrigued by the premise of the book. Laney is immune to dead bites and no one knows why. She knows she holds the possibility for a vaccine and could save countless lives. She and her team have survived on their own for three years as fighters, moving from place to place. It isn't until they come to the Denver colony that Laney has to deal with some feelings and situations she never thought she'd have to.

    This book was fantastic. I could not put it down! I stayed up way past my bed time just to finish it because I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep while I was waiting to find out what would happen. The characters are extremely well written. The author has done a wonderful job making you feel what they feel and feel for them. I went through so many emotions right along with them. I cried and laughed and I hurt. It was easy to put myself right there with them and feel what it would be like to live in a new world where you were constantly fighting or running for your life. 

    Do yourself a favor and pick up this book, even if you don't generally read this kind of book. It was a wonderful story about the difference between surviving and living. I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    This was my first novel about zombies and I must admit that I wa

    This was my first novel about zombies and I must admit that I was completely hooked! It is fast paced and full of action, romance, and drama!

    One of the aspects of this book that I thoroughly enjoyed was all the action and zombie battles! The fight scenes are very intense and you won't be able to put the book down as you will want to make sure that Laney and the others in her group don't get bitten or killed by the zombies. Tera Shanley's writing was very descriptive and made me feel like I was fighting zombies right along with Laney.

    Another aspect of this story that I really loved was Laney's character. She was a total badass! Despite being the only female in her group and the only person who is immune to zombie bites, she fights just as hard as the guys. It was really refreshing to see a book heroine who prefers to fight rather than relying on the guys to protect her.

    I also really enjoyed the love triangle between Laney, Sean, and Derek! Both guys appeal to Laney for different reasons and I had a hard time predicting who Laney would choose in the end. I absolutely adored Derek <3 He has been a good friend to both Laney and her brother Jarren for years and Laney knows that she can trust and depend on him. I loved that he teased Laney relentlessly but was very protective of her when it came to other people and the zombies. Laney and Derek also have this undeniable attraction to each other and the sexual tension between the two of them is palpable! Despite all of his good qualities, Derek is a known womanizer and Laney isn't sure she can trust him with her heart. Sean, on the other hand, is the leader of a colony that Laney and her group stays with during their search for the cure. Sean is a fair leader to his colony and you can tell that he cares deeply for the people who follow him. He is also a wonderful, caring father to his daughter. Despite the fact that Laney and Sean are attracted to one another, Sean consistently acts like a jerk toward Laney. Can Laney overcome his cold demeanor? Also, is Sean truly interested in Laney or is he drawn to the fact that she could be a source for the cure? Laney definitely has a tough decision ahead of her.

    Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys or thinks they might enjoy books, movies, and/or TV shows about zombies. 

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