Title: Almost Alive (The Beautiful Dead, #3)
Author: Daryl Banner
Release Date: April 24, 2015
Genre: Post Apocalyptic Zombie
Twelve years have passed since the devastation.
The world is changed. What once was a planet struggling to survive is now a planet bursting to life. The
humans are thriving. Gardens are growing. Trees are reaching up to the sky and the Undeadly clutch on
the planet is slowly letting go.
But what does that mean for Winter and her friends?
In the wake of spring, the last of the desperate Undead gather, fighting to maintain their place in a world
that no longer wants them. Mother Nature slowly but certainly works to purge the planet of the Dead, just
when Winter thought she had finally embraced this Second Life.
Her new friends are back and old nemeses return for the final chapter in Winter's Undead journey.
I often find that the final book in a series is either too slow or much, much too fast. Not this time. It was the perfect, albeit heartbreaking, ending to this series. I literally stayed awake all night, not even knowing what time it was until my husband's alarm clock when off at 6 am! It was thoroughly engrossing, and the characters kept their grasp on me until the end. No, actually that's a lie! They STILL have a grip on me! Beautiful ending to the Beautiful Dead trilogy, and I urge everyone to dive in if you haven't already. And um . . . have tissues. More than a couple . . . I believe this has induced a book hangover.
The only thing I could warn about is this: If you have arachnophobia, you might wanna skip a couple of scenes *full body shudder*.
I recommend this to zombie lovers (though it's not a traditional take on them), post-apocalyptic readers, fantasy fans, EVERYONE!
Bob says: 5 Platypires and it's going into my Faves of 2015
The Complete Trilogy
In fact, the whole world’s dead. Every single person, apparently. Unburied and reimagined into a beautiful
living-dead woman called Winter, she is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in a quaint, peaceful city with
no hunger, no sickness and no bills to pay. Her Second Life is perfect in every way possible.
So why is she so bent on destroying it all?
After angering the mayor, befriending rebel headless teenagers and igniting romance with a dark and brooding
neighbor, she finds herself wrestling madly with a First Life she cannot remember and this Second Life she
cannot accept. Not to mention the maniacal army of rotting corpses who want her dead. Again.
But none of that matters in comparison to an even worse problem. There’s a guest in her house. A rude,
good-looking man on the run ... a man with a heartbeat.
Dead of Winter (Beautiful Dead, #2)
No one said being an Undead is easy.
Winter’s Second Life became a lot more complicated when the Living moved into her hometown of Trenton.
Undead neighbors fight with their Breathing ones. Food is sparse. And, worst of all, the season is taking a
change for the colder.
A desperate plea for help to a neighboring city turns deadly and soon Winter finds herself facing an old
friend from her past whose plot to annihilate all life on the planet may have everything to do with her.
And what about the man-with-the-heartbeat in her house? Is there even room for love in such a ruined, unforgiving world?
New friends are made. Others are lost forever. In the dead of winter, no one is safe.
About the Author
Theatre and Psychology. After writing several plays and a musical in college, he started composing for short
films and websites, one of which is the Vamplets "Baby Vampyre Dolls" website: (www.vamplets.com)
Interesting tidbits: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and occasional actor. He's
been remixing video game music for over fifteen years, and is a passionate Final Fantasy fan. You can feed
your ears with many of his remixes (as well as his original music) on his YouTube page
"www.youtube.com/DarylBanner". Also, he personally answers all emails he receives, so if you have some strange
desire to write him, he may enjoy it. He currently resides in Texas.
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