Friday, March 14, 2014

(W)REC(K) A BOOK: Dying for a Living

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.

But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself- or die trying.

- Goodreads

I was gifted this book by the author.

I thought this was a great read! For one thing, Jesse is hilarious with her sarcasm, but at the same time I found her endearing because of how I could relate to her and her walls that kept everything nice and simple. And speaking of walls...

Jesse's the first bi-sexual character I've ever had the pleasure of reading about, and this is significant for me because the experience of the whole story was so different that I felt like I got a lot more out of the book. And geez, with a best friend who was always there and a guy who's tempting to be more than a fuck buddy with, how is one to choose?!

The story of Jesse's near final death encounter and her trying to figure out why she's seeing angels that only one other Necronite (who was dubbed crazy) had spoken about was fun. At times I wanted her to be with the angel she saw, Gabriel, just because he was so silently suave and mysterious and supposedly helping her at the time. Then there's the promise of 'bad things' that he oozes off... sigh.

But what I also enjoyed was getting to see why Jesse is the way she is. I really commend the author for mixing in the unfolding of the story with small hints to Jesse's past. It made everything more suspenseful and showed a lot of depth. There were just so many things happening that it kept the story from ever getting boring, and it was funny enough to keep everything lively. I really enjoyed this, and I'll definitely be reading the next one!

I recommend this to those who love "zombies" or Necronites, hilariously witty and maybe kinda jaded heroines with a complicated task regarding love and finding out about a whole other world.

Happy Reading :)