Friday, August 14, 2009

KISS OF LIFE: A Generation Dead novel by Daniel Waters

“Wow,” Trent said. “It isn’t . . . easy . . . being young and undead . . . in America.”

The number of undead teens is increasing. At first it was considered a unique, localized event, but now it’s happening everywhere. Tommy Williams and his website and the Hunter Foundation are now known far and wide. The undead or “differently biotic” have been accepted by some but are still outcasts to others.

Phoebe’s life has changed. She still loves Tommy, but since Adam died saving her life, she has dedicated all her time and energy to helping him gain his full potential as an undead. His progress is slow and having Tommy acting petty and jealous doesn’t help the situation. At least she has the support of her friends (living and undead) at the Hunter Foundation standing behind her decision to help the two factions of their community adjust to the changing world.

Tommy’s efforts to help his fellow undead members of society adjust have him deciding to take his show on the road. With more and more differently biotic needing a support system, he realizes that many do have internet access to get help from his blog. His decision to travel to spread the word means he will need assistance from those he is leaving behind. Phoebe and her friends agree to manage the website and blog about things from their perspective.

Prejudice and intolerance of the undead teens is increasing making the job of protecting them even harder. Since the fire at the Haunted House, they are in more danger than ever. There are mysterious white vans traveling the countryside and groups of violent haters threatening everyone’s peace and safety. Law enforcement including the FBI are incarcerating differently biotics and not even attempting to recognizing any rights they might be due.
KISS OF DEATH continues the adventure begun in GENERATION DEAD. With all the vampire/zombie novels available to today, author Daniel Waters gives the genre a new twist. Combining the paranormal with the concept of prejudice against this new generation, provides a bit of depth to the usual zombie

1 comment:

Lenore said...

I agree that it had more depth than your typical zombie novel...but it had a lot less action and drama too.