Review: Bring Me to Life by August Kert

bring me to lifeReviewed by Jen

A hot zombie romance isn’t going to be for everyone. I get that. But if the idea intrigues you, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this quick –and pretty sexy– read.

The story takes place more than a decade into the zombie apocalypse. Lyric is one of the human survivors, but things go from bad to worse when she is kidnapped and stuck in a human stable to feed the monsters. For the first time, she learns that some zombies have moved beyond mindless hunger. Some can think… and even talk.  They’re the masterminds behind human camp she is stuck in, but despite the odds against her, Lyric is determined to get out.

It’s her fighting spirit that catches the eye of one of her captors. Anson is one of the more evolved zombies. But he can’t read or remember his past. He wants to know who he was before he was infected. He wants to remember his humanity. And he figures the fiery Lyric may be able to help him do that. So he makes a deal with her: she can be assigned a pleasant work detail with him –and he’ll answer her questions about zombies while she answers his questions about humans. He doesn’t count on just how far she is willing to go to get free.

So if zombie sex squicks you out, you may want to move along. I knew what I was getting going in to the book and I thought it was kind of hot. If you’re worried this is in any way non consensual, don’t be. Lyric actually is attracted to Anson and their relationship moves past her bid for freedom rather quickly. In fact, the author kind of turns the tables on the set-up, making it a bit more interesting.

I was a little slow to warm up to it, but once the romance got going, I enjoyed the story. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not super deep or anything. But it is sexy and engaging and surprisingly sweet at times. If you’re intrigued by the idea and it doesn’t bother you that the hero eats some people, you may want to give it a go.

Rating: B-

*ARC provided by Samhain

Click to purchase: Amazon

Bring Me to Life
by August Kert
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Samhain

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