Saturday, July 31, 2010
Passing Strange - Daniel Waters
Are you sick of the Vampires and Werewolves craze ? Well move over Vampires and Werewolves, make way for Zombies. These Zombies however are not the killer kind that we see on the big-screen in movies like Dawn of the Dead and Land of the Dead ,nope these Zombies resemble your deceased friends, family members and are attending your schools.
Review: Passing Strange - Daniel Waters -2010
Imagine turning up to school and all your friends who had died are now Zombies except you are not allowed to call them Zombies , they are the Living Impaired.
For those who haven't read Generation Dead and Kiss of Life (Book One and Two) then you may find Passing Strange more than a tad odd."Just A Warning". This is one of those series , where in order to follow the story you have to read the books in order.
Whereas the first two stories follow the main characters of Phoebe , Tommy and her friend Adam and their interesting love triangle - a bit like Stephenie Meyer has created with the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner , Passing Strange focuses on a minor character who has a story of her own to share.
Passing Strange tells the story of Karen DeSonne , she has risen from the dead and has come back as a Zombie, not that she wanted to after killing herself as a suicidal act.
After events and tragedies that occurred in the second book "Kiss of Life" a new law has been brought out that Zombies must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For Karen, she is one of the lucky ones - add a new hair colour and contacts and she passes as a regular teenage girl. After an event which causes her friends to be accused of murder , Karen must infiltrate the enemy and find out what conspiracy is setting the zombies up for a fall .
A Fun story of Mystery, Romance and Zombies. I have enjoyed all the books so far and can't wait to see where Dan takes the books next. These books would also make a good film.