5 out of 5 gnomes
Zombie! That is the terrified yell I'd imagine that a lot of people would be yelling if a zombie outbreak ever occurred. The zombies in this series aren't terrifying unless they're hungry. I love how the zombies of this world work. They are perfectly fine if they are able to eat brains and even super fast and strong if they eat enough. The problem of course is having a source of brains that won't get you discovered.
This having a good source of brains is why Angel actually is doing pretty well. Working in the morgue provides her with a pretty steady food source. I enjoy the inventive ways that she thinks of to conceal the brains. She also, in this book, finds out even more about just how crazy the whole distribution of brains can be.
It is awesome how Angel becomes stronger and more sure of herself with each passing book. It's of course interesting that she accomplishes much more as a zombie then she ever did as a human. She's looking more at what she wants to do with the future, now that it seems that she'll actually have one.
I was pleasantly surprised by Angel's relationships in this book. It looks like Angel and her father just might be able to mend years worth of problems. They are taking it slow of course but they are really there for each other and are starting to feel more like a family. It's easier to see in this book why she has stayed in her father's house instead of just leaving. Clean living would do them both some good but they have to do things one step at a time.
Her romantic relationships have always been well interesting, in a bad way. It was great to see that her relationship with Marcus has some real depth to it. I don't want to spoil anything but I was pretty much cheering for some of Angel's decisions. She has much more of a backbone and is improving at standing up for herself and what she believes in.
There were some intense parts in this book that really let you imagine how scary being a zombie would be. Angel is stronger then she realizes and discovers that there are more zombies and people interested in zombie matters out there then she ever knew.
The ending sets up quite the intriguing villain for the next book and introduces Angel to some new facts about zombies. Angel may be changing for the better but the zombie part of her world might just be changing for the worst.