Title: Gravely Inanimated
Author: Esther Wheelmaker
Genre: Steampunk YA, Romance AdventureTour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Extra, extra, read all about it: Zombies Invade London!
It has been thirty years since England was plagued by zombies. Humans fear for their lives while the dead kill the living.
By the cover of night, a man known only as Aeron hunts these creatures. On one foggy evening he finds Lucille Knight's life in jeopardy and Aeron's interest is instantly peaked when he saves the young lady.
But Aeron will have competition when Lucy meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, son of the Inventor, Earl Thomas.
Lucy is drawn to the masked man and equally mysterious Lord. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she does not know which one is less dangerous.
Will she be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?
It is still unclear. And the current edition isn’t spilling the beans just yet…
**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**
I really liked the idea behind this book, I mean I don't know about anyone else but this is my first steampunk zombie novel, and I really liked it. I really liked the mix of old world charm, elegance, and tradition with the added bonus of the cool gagets, which I guess is steampunk but it was done very well! plus having Lucy close to the inventor gave an even better look at the gagets that were both functional for zombie killing and everyday life.
I enjoyed how complex Lucy was, She seemed to be broken over and over again but she grew from it. She did not have to do it alone though, and I was very glad for the countess since Lucy's father seemed very detached. I must admit I was unsure of the Countess and her motives at first, But Lucy and the Countess had a moment together that proved to me she was there to help and she told Lucy:
" That's what you haven't realized yet, my girl. She was not the only person you had in your life. Not anymore at least."
Lucy had a lot of men around her both good and bad, but Garrett had me from the start, I knew they would be good together he is the only one who loved her for not only her beauty but her spunk and determination, but not only that he stuck around when things got very very dark for her.
There were certain points that got a little slow for me but those were usually the parts shortly before the zombies came so it did get more exciting. The descriptions were very good and I had an easy time imagining the blood, gore and sheer adrenaline that comes with killing zombies.
When I fist saw the quote at the front of the book it had me very interested, but when I got to the end I realized how great it worked:
" A love that's formidable, revenge that must be taken and a voodoo Queen that roots fear in the hearts of the innocent; all while zombies eat people."
Overall I really liked this book and I am really excited for the next book in the series I have a lot of unanswered questions, and I am ready for more adventure.
Her name is Esther Wheelmaker and she is the author of the new, Zombiepunk Series.
With Gravely Inanimated (book one) coming to life, she is pounding away on her typewriter to try and get book two out. However, she is easily distracted by sparkly things.
Her background is a mystery and all anyone knows is she loves hugs, corsets, steampunk, books and Mozart….
…Let's face it…Everyone likes a girl with a little mystery.