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Edward Grey is a medical student by day, necromancer by night. He lives alone with the first zombie he ever raised, his childhood cat, Boo. Edward’s life is simple: studying medicine, training his necromantic powers with his mentor, Mariel, and having weekly dinners with his parents. When he finds a very attractive corpse in a park and brings it home to reanimate, he creates a sassy, free-willed zombie who believes Edward is the one who murdered him.
With no memory of his former life, Edward names the zombie Kit and tries to win his trust. Kit slowly adjusts to his new un-life with Edward’s help, though he’s still suspicious of Edward’s role in his death and is convinced that Edward is hiding his former identity. Edward is very attracted to Kit, but understands why Kit doesn’t trust him. As they become closer to one another, Kit turns to Edward for comfort and love. The fragile trust they’ve built together will be tested when Kit unexpectedly regains his memory and seeks revenge on his murderers.
Edward Gray is a medical student who also happens to be a necromancer. While he trains frequently with his mentor Muriel he is still young in the necromancer game. His glowing success is his child hood cat Boo who has some issues, like parts falling off. That is until he finds the body of a recently killed individual in the park across from his house. He can not let a perfectly good corpse go to waste so he drags the remains back to his house and into his basement. Not long after that, Kit is raised from the dead with no memory of who he was or what happened to him.
The rest of the book is about how Edward adjusts from his solitary life to having initially a roommate that slowly turns into a relationship. Kit has to adjust to being a zombie and bits and pieces of his past come back to him, of course it is the fact that he likes to shop, and shop for expensive things. Expensive things like designer clothes, designer shoes, the type of things that Edward has never worn or contemplated buying.
Even though this story is about a young man who brings another young man back from the dead, it is more a story about how two individuals from different backgrounds can make a relationship work, even if one of them is dead and has to eat raw brains and such to maintain their appearance. Any couple that are drastically different in personalities deal with many of the same issues that Edward and Kit deal with on a daily basis, just throw in some memory issues, and a cat that not only smells bad but randomly has pieces that threaten to fall off.
The only thing that I didn’t like and that caused it to drop from a 4.5 star was the fact that it took FOREVER for them to become boyfriends. I guess with the title I felt that it would have happened faster than it did. The story leading up to the actual relationship was good, and therefore I wasn’t really upset by the time, but there was a couple of times that it did start to wear on me as the reader.
I enjoyed this story, and not only because there is a zombie rubber ducky on the cover, but I mean that is one of the things that attracted me to this story when I was looking at books to buy at Coastal Magic. It has a good plot and the conversations are believable when the story is a little outlandish. I mean how many necromancers do you know? I think for me if I was in that situation would be what to do once Kit started to remember what happened to him. I don’t know if I was in Edward’s position if I would be so against him seeking revenge. Those individuals are the ones who hurt my love. If you don’t like Zombies, this story still has a good romantic plot that speaks to accepting differences and understanding that sometimes life puts you into a situation that you may not have wanted to be in, but to make the best of it.