Book Review: Undeadly by Michelle Vail

 Book Review: Undeadly by Michelle Vail

Undeadly by Michelle Vail Book Review: Undeadly by Michelle Vail

Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1) by Michelle Vail

Book I in the The Reaper series

Publication Date: November 27th 2012 by HarlequinTEEN

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died.

I brought him back to life.
Then things got a little weird…
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another…except, there’s something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly’s got an undeadly knack for finding trouble….

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The Bookish Brunette thought:

Okay FIRST, I must relay how much I ADORED Molly and her “voice”! She spoke my language dude. And I loved it hardcore!

Molly’s in training to become a full fledged necromancer, of the ka heka (Zombie Maker) division.

On her 16th birthday, her boyfriend Rick, takes a nasty fall and DIES. Yeah. Dead as a door nail, instantly. Molly acts in a frenzied panic of “HOLY CRAP!”, grabs his soul as its hovering over his body and shoves it back inside him.

Well, this did not turn out as beautifully as she had hoped and Rick comes back… Wrong. And that’s all I’m going to say about THAT.

Throughout the beginning of Undeadly, we are privy to Necromancer history and different ranks in the Necromancer/Reaper hierarchy. Also how the war between two Gods shaped the modern day. It was super informative and I find myself wondering if it would be inappropriate to teach these “ideas” to my children. Just sayin.

“Most historians agree, however, that it was the Egyptians who perfected the art of raising the dead. No other culture can boast that their zombies built such magnificent monuments.”

She works for her father, Big Al, at Big Al’s Zomporium, doing awesome zombie related tasks for zombie-keeping people…

“Zombies required care. You had to comb their hair, cut their nails, oil their skin, brush their teeth and give them weather appropriate shoes.” – BAHAHAHA! *dies* I love it!!!!

Her grandparents, whom she’s never met, show up out of the blue and tell her of their ‘practically royal’ bloodlines among the Necro community and inform her of the enormous responsibility she’s about to undertake.

Off to Hogwart’s Nekyia Academy she goes… where she’ll encounter much to overcome. Especially since Rick followed her there, and he’s acting all super creepy… Then people start dying.

I thoroughly enjoyed Undeadly! It wasn’t at all what I expected, which was a welcome surprise! Undeadly is awesome, hilarious, suspenseful and intriguing – Molly is a brave, witty and wickedly funny heroine. Rath? Hmmm… I’m seeing potential here! Can’t wait to find out more about him and how he came into the Reaping business!

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Michele Vail writes young adult paranormal fiction about zombies and reapers. She likes reading, dogs, cats, board games, ghost-hunting shows, and Halloween. She believes in magic, in the impossible, and in the restorative powers of chocolate. Michele lives happily-ever-after with her Viking and their family.

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23 Responses to Book Review: Undeadly by Michelle Vail

  1. Wow a 5 stiletto review!! I’m glad that you loved this one. It really just didn’t do it for me. Great review babe!!

    • I SUPER loved Molly!! I’m a sucker for characters that ooze personality and attitude! I thought the zombie nuances were awesome! I its rare that a book can take me away from mainstream zombies and also make me enjoy it!!!

      Is your review up?? I’ll go stalk your blog!

  2. Interesting! I have read reviews on this from 2 out of 5 to 5 out of 5. I really can’t decide if I should read this or not.

    You review makes me want to.

  3. Felicia says:

    *Huggles* You! I love that you loved Michelle’s book :) I have my copy ready to read!

  4. Doris says:

    Seriously, I need to read this book now!

  5. Jenny says:

    It’s so funny that you say Molly spoke your language – that was the part I had the most trouble with! She made me feel old because she sounded so young, but I never think you sound overly young in your reviews. You’re just so enthusiastic, you have me wanting to reread this book and see if maybe I just was too hard on it! I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed Rath though, I am looking forward to more of him in the next book:)

  6. Viki S. says:

    Wow, looks like this is one for me to read. Thank you for the glowing review and giveaway.


  7. FINALLY! I read this last week and really liked it. I was getting tired of reading all the reviews dumping on Molly, because I loved her spunk!

  8. Sound amazing and the cover is beautiful…

  9. Sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful…

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  11. Okay, the one thing that sold me? Big Al’s Zombimporium. ROFL! Love that and your comments. I really want to read this one. :)

  12. Hillary Reyna says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this book lately. So I’m guessing it’s really good and whenever there’s a good book I know I have to read it :) I hope I get to soon! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  13. Erika says:

    So glad to hear you liked it! I’m putting this one on my to-read list now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. deadtossedwaves says:

    I’ve read REALLY mixed reviews for this one. I’ll go with your word!! Sounds great :)

  15. Annwitch says:

    I am glad you reviewed Undeadly. I keep hearing about it and this is the first review I have read and I think it sounds like a winner. I am adding it to the top of the TBR pile.

  16. Tammy says:

    I want to this book way to much. I love books with ZOmbies in them. This story sounds great. I have my fingers crossed. Thank you for the great review and awesome giveaway

  17. Great review! Love the “Hogwarts” name drop in there! So glad you really liked this one! It was a pretty great read!

  18. Kai W. says:

    I have to say great book cover. I also love the review on this book. I’m not too big of a fan on zombies but I will read it since the review on the story line sounds too good to pass the book up.

  19. Yes! I am so excited that you loved Molly’s voice too. I thought she was hilarious! I was bummed when I saw some other reviews that didn’t enjoy her as much as I did, but I am super excited to see that you do :)

    Great review!

  20. bn100 says:

    Very nice review.

  21. Kirsten W says:

    Molly sounds amazing. I’m loving all the excerpts in this book tour, and I’m glad you agree.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. I am looking forward to reading this one thanks for the awesome giveaway

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