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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Fireblood
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku

The Weepers The Other Life

The Weepers: The Other Life  - Susanne Winnacker Firstly, I'm removing it from the zombie shelf because I can't legitimately consider it a zombie novel. Weepers are not zombies. They're monsters that happen to be created by a virus, which just happens to be the way we generally think of zombies happening. This is more like if werewolves were caused by a virus. Rabies, to be specific.That out of the way, it was a decent novel. It felt ridiculously short (in my ebook it was 190 pages, but on here it's well over 300) I feel like not a whole lot happened during that time. I feel pretty neutral about the characters. Joshua and Sherry's romance is pretty neutral too--I don't have a huge desire to see them be together/see them again, but the romance isn't bad or unbelievable, it just lacks... spark, I guess.Sherry is a believable narrator. I didn't find her inner dialogue about the humanity of the Weepers to be annoying or unbelievable--she felt bad but she was doing it anyway. She did recognize and accept that she had no choice but to kill them, no matter how much she didn't like it. The one thing that did annoy me a lot in this novel is the constant flashbacks to what life was like before. It's unnecessary. We know what life was like before for Sherry and her family because it's just a normal life. I don't really need that background, what's interesting is this new, different life that they're leading and it would have done well to keep on track with that instead. It's worth the read just for the uniqueness. copy provided by netgalley. thanks!