by Kory M. Shrum
I don’t even know how I fell into this book. All the sudden I was completely into it. And I don’t even like Zombies!!
This is one of the most original stories I’ve read in quite a while. These are not your average zombies. We are talking about Necronitic Regenerative Disorder (NRD): Necronites!
I’m totally into the adaptation of myth, fantasy and fiction to real life and the existing social structures. That is definitely one of my favorite book genres, and Dying for a Living is precisely that.
This a 7-book series about an NRD-positive girl named Jesse Sullivan, who’s only trying to make a living and staying out of trouble, until someone tries to kill her. As in dead-dead! How rude!
Jesse is a Death Replacement Agent. Basically, her job is to die for other people, like a twisted kind of bodyguard. it sounds like an awful job and she doesn’t quite enjoy it, but what else can you do when people aren’t very nice to her for something she can’t control.
I think this is as much a book about supernatural powers and characters, as is a comment on institutionalized discrimination. And I always enjoy my fantasy more with a pinch of reality thrown in. What can I say?
It has supernatural creatures, distrusted government agents, crazy friends, a murder mystery, religious fanatics, a bit of family drama and a twisted love tangent. what is not to like?
It really left me hooked, and definitely on the lookout for the other 6 books, starting with Dying by the Hour.