Review ~ Working Stiff by Rachel Caine

Posted October 23, 2013 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 0 Comments

Review ~ Working Stiff by Rachel CaineWorking Stiff Series: Revivalist #1
Published by ROC on August 2, 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 471
3 Stars

Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition...

I was pretty sure I was going to like this one. It was about zombies, of COURSE I was going to like it. Well, I discovered a prejudice I have. I think I prefer, sluggish, flesh falling off beings that normally are in a bad guy role. I was not prepared for the type of zombie we are introduced to in Working Stiff by Rachel Caine.   I am prejudiced against good-looking, pass off as human, zombies.  The next book might fix that though once I get used to the idea.  Oh you know what I just thought of, now I am bad with names so someone remind me of the title, but isn’t there a movie with Goldie Hawn where she trying to keep her body from falling apart?

I digress.  The story was pretty well paced with some good unexpected scenes.  I did not see the ending coming.  It definitely surprised me.  Honestly though, I think I didn’t see it because I wasn’t paying enough attention.  I don’t think I got swept up in the story and it made reading the hard.  I didn’t feel the intensity that normally grabs and holds my attention.

There was a bit of a love interest, but it did not take a big role in Working Stiff.  Just a little nibble.

Because this is the first book in a series, I will likely give it the “second book test”.  Let’s see if we can break my mental image of a zombie!
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