I really loved the first book in this series and had high hopes for this one. It was just okay.
Angel is a zombie who is still learning to live a brain-craving, super-strength, challenged life. When she is pulled into a conspiracy it all starts to fall apart.
From Goodreads: “Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right–the zombie mafia.
Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower–and maybe a brain smoothie as well–in order to get through it without falling apart.”
My primary problem with this installment was Angel and her boyfriend, Marcus. Where was the kick butt Angel I loved? She puts up with way too much from Marcus. He gives sign after sign that he doesn’t respect her yet she still goes back for more. He keeps secrets that endanger her. While she might have a flash of anger, she continued to have feelings for him. As a reader, I felt absolutely no connection between the two of them and that was a disappointment. Bring back Marcus from book one if you want these two to stay together.
The storyline itself had a nice mystery element and moved well. There are a few new characters thrown into the mix. The best part is seeing Angel’s friendships grow and allow her to become a more confident person. Hopefully this will move into her intimate relationship in the next book.
Overall, a disappointment but still worth reading. 2.5/5 stars.