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Dying for a Living Kindle Edition
Praise for the Dying for a Living series
"Kory Shrum's writing is smart, imaginative, and insanely addictive! I have begun to think of her books as my Kory Krack. I beg of you to pick them up. You will NOT regret it!" -Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series
"Sexy, snarky, and supernaturally fantastic! This one has it all!" - Angela Roquet, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series
About the Author
- ASIN : B00IRIAA84
- Publisher : Timberlane Press (2 March 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 2741 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 330 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,304 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Jessie is a zombie. Not in the normal "eat your brains" sense but in the sense that she comes back to life after death. She is a Necronite. So here's the twist, she and many like her can replace people when their "time is up" thus allowing them to live on. Now, everything is going well in Jessie's world and she has just had her 66th death replacement job. But something is not right with the next job. It seems off somehow and the fact that it is only a day after she wakes from her last replacement is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Jessie is murdered, and now she along with her closest friends has to work out who and why she was murdered.
So I loved this novel. I thought when I read the synopsis that it sounded like it would be a laugh a minute type of book and I was not disappointed! Jessie is a very dry and sarcastic character and I guess I don't really blame her when her profession is dying. I can only imagine that waking up two days after you died in part rigomortis would be extremely uncomfortable and would put a real downer on your personality.
Side note, Jessie has this sort of 'friends with benefits' relationship with Lane but he wants more. Only problem is that Jessie doesn't really know what she wants and one of the reasons for that is that not only does she love Lane but she also loves her best friend and assistant Ally who she really wants to kiss. Which way will her life take her? And what is going to happen now that someone is out to get the Necronites? And who is behind it?
Well done Kory, I really enjoyed this novel and will definitely be going back for book two! 5 stars.
Characterisation is deep even to minor characters, by the books end we feel we know them.
I thought the blurb did little to promote the book or explain its quality.
I really enjoyed this book. I think it would do well as a series or a movie and I'll happily read more of this author's work.
So, by all means buy this first book. It is great value and an entertaining idea. Just pretend it is a stand-alone.
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I quite liked the main character Jessie. She was fiesty and unpredictable.
I wasn’t quite as sold on the concept of necronites (zombies) after reading the book. There are supposed to be far too many to make sense. Plus, if you replace someone in death, how does that then affect their future? A few too many plot holes for me.
I found the story well written overall but it jumps a bit from person and place.
I felt the ending was too abrupt and left that way to entice you in to the next book.
I won’t say I wouldn’t read the next book but it isn’t on my current to read list.
The main characters are established and will, no doubt be developed over the series.
The story itself was put together quite well. There were events, there were surprises and, unexpected twists. The ending was very well done!
The reason why I only gave it three stars is because I simply didn't feel any emotional connection to the main characters, I couldn't care what happened to them. That's more my issue perhaps than the author's or the characters.
Having made that point, it's definitely worth a read.
This storyline is definitely an exciting, thrilling and jaw dropping roller coaster of a book that will leave you wanting more of this world and the author's work. There is a lot that goes on in this book but at no point does it feel rushed or too full of information, it all ties in together and needs to be that way and i can say that i wouldn't have it any other way! The first character that i want to mention is Laine...i loved reading about him especially in the later half of the book, he is charismatic, protective with a huge heart and he just wants to be with the person he loves. I love Jessie and the thing i love most about her is her sarcastic personality, she is just brilliant to read about!!! Ali is also an amazing character and i really feel for her throughout this book and you will need to read the book to find out why. There are other characters in this book that i loved and i hope we see more of Rachel in the future.
I can't recommend this book highly enough and i can't praise it highly enough either, it's an experience that everyone should take on and it won't be something you will regret. I am sure that future readers will adore this book as much as i did!!!
Twists and turns galore just means I want more.
The plot is a good, and rather unique one, Jesse is a Death Replacement Agent - going to die by accident then an AMP will confirm a 24 hour window of it happening and you book your Death Replacement Agent (they die so you don't have to). The problem is someone is out to kill the agents and Jesse seems to be next in line. Who is responsible for the attacks - the FBDR? The Church? or is it something or someone even darker? This creates a good plot that is part thriller and part supernatural and it does do a good job of straddling both genres.
The characterisation is reasonable but you do find yourself struggling to get to grips with anyone other than Jesse - even she is a bit of a mystery. In some instances, Brinkley, this is because even Jesse soen't really know what is real and what is front so we suffer from her skewed perspective. However, Ally and Lane are a problem as Jesse knows both intimately but I didn't get any real sense of them as people off the page. The set up to the big set piece at the end of the book is well handled with the tension palpably building with the fallout seguing neatly in to book two.