KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters

April 15, 2010 5 flames 4

Author: Daniel Waters
Source: Purchased at store
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; 1St Edition edition (May 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423109236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423109235

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.

After reading the first book in the series, Generation Dead, I had to hurry and buy the second book as well.  This book was just as good as the first book.  I love the character of Adam.  In this book we see Adam struggle with becoming a zombie and trying to decide if he should tell Phoebe how he really feels about her.  Phoebe is still dealing with her confused emotions over Tommy, but is starting to feel the attraction and love for Adam as well.  The whole teen romance between the two was enjoyable.  Both of the characters click well together on the pages and you find yourself rooting for the both of them.  
We don’t get to see Tommy in this book, but we do get to hear from him through emails that he sends to Phoebe.  We learn that Tommy is okay and still traveling, but we also find out that he has found someone else to love as well.  We get to see a lot more of the other zombies that were introduced in the first book.  The ending was nice, but led you to believe that there will be a third book, which I cannot wait for!  I can’t wait to see what will happen to the zombies now and how the love will grow for Adam and Phoebe.

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading!

4 Responses to “KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters”

  1. kaz.milo

    I’ve read and really enjoyed the first book, I’m just waiting for this one to come out in paperback, glad to hear that it is just as good as the first.

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