Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review: Undeadly by Michele Vail

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she's shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite boarding school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath.
Life at Nekyia has its plusses. Molly has her own personal ghoul, for one. Rick follows her there out of the blue, for another...except, there's something a little off about him. When students at the academy start to die and Rath disappears, Molly starts to wonder if anything is as it seems. Only one thing is certain—-Molly's got an undeadly knack for finding trouble....(goodreads)

Review based on ARC. Thanks Harlequin Teen and Netgalley

So...about this book. I read it in one sitting. I read it in three hours. But not because I was so engrossed in the tale. I needed to be DONE.

This book had entirely WAY too much going on. There is a zombie story (which is why I requested the book), a cliche School-For-Supernatural-Kids, a mysterious lineage and a traitor hiding within the school. TOO MUCH. WAY TOO MUCH. And almost all of it was wrapped up in one book which was less than 300 pages. 

The characters. The characters are imitations of stereotypes  especially miss Molly. She is sooo annoying that it's not funny. She is the T in teenager, right down to the last "whatever." The rest of the characters follow a basic formula of Teen movies. Not books, movies. There is the super cute boy who is so perfect and likes our protagonist.  There is the mean bitch, wait no, there are two mean bitches, ONE FOR EACH SCHOOL. The friends that take the new girl in solely because the mean girl hates her, then a mysterious boy who infuriates the main character. I have seen this scene play out way too many times and there was nothing different about Undeadly. 

The writing. The only problem I have with the writing is that the book is told from Molly's point of view, so the reader must endure every "duh," "totally," "like," "OMG," "WTF" that crosses Molly's mind. AND THAT IS THE TIP OF THE ICE BERG. 

I wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. I'm sure there are some people who will gush and adore it, sadly I'm not one of them. There was nothing original and the characters were unlikeable. 


  1. I have heard much about this book too. I got a copy, but don't know if its my style.I have picked up a few books and thought I'd adore them and they were total DNF's.
    I appreciate honest reviews such as yours.
    Have a great holiday weekend!
    Bella's Bookshelf

    1. THanks for stopping by Bella!

      Have a good week! <3

  2. Great review and I see we shared similar opinions, I was so disappointed..I truly wanted this to rock!

  3. Love your honesty. Definitely not the book for me. The description sounded interesting but everything you mentioned are things I dislike in books.


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