This was taken from goodreads.com/jess_readerwriter, I wrote the review freely and I apologize if the reviews are not written in a professional manner.
Synopsis: The phenomenon that’s been sweeping the country seems to be here to stay. Not only are the teenagers who have come back from their graves still here, but newlydeads are being unearthed all the time. While scientists look for answers and politicians take their stands, the undead population of Oakville have banded together in a group they’re calling the Sons of Romero, hoping to find solidarity in segregation.
Phoebe Kendall may be alive, but she feels just as lost and alone as her dead friends. Just when she reconciled herself to having feelings for a zombie — her Homecoming date Tommy Williams — her friend Adam is murdered taking a bullet that was meant for her. Things get even more confusing when Adam comes back from the grave. Now she has romantic interest in two dead boys; one who saved her life, and one she can't seem to live without.
My rating: 3 stars of 5
Conflicts weren't solved
Oh, the cover. I don't know why but back when I had finished Generation Dead and was waiting for the next two, I was most anxious to see what the covers were going to look like. I was pleased with it, but I'm curious, on Generation Dead, who is that supposed to be?
In Kiss of Life, Daniel Waters stretched the plot to lead into a third book. Why were the kids still coming back? What happens with Phoebe and Tommy? Phoebe and Adam? Does Colette ever find her brother and parents? What is going to happen with Sylvia? Tak? George? Popeye? Karen?
There were some questions answered also. So, who does Phoebe end up choosing in the end? Well, this didn't turn out like I wanted it to. I'm not sure it did for anyone for that matter, yet I wasn't upset by her choice at all and infact, I was happier about it.
What happens with Adam? Clearly, he is a struggling Zombie whom was killed by Pete Martinsberg in the previous book. Pete was aiming to kill Tommy, Phoebe was in the way, Pete fired, Adam jumped in front.
What happens with Colette and Margi? Well, you'll have to find out, I guess. I loved the ending result although, Phoebe seems to be "lost" (Metaphorically) through this whole book.
In this book, a whole new problem arises. Pete doesn't go to jail for his murder because Adam came back, so it wasn't really murder. Martinsberg has to go to therapy and do community service at the place for Undead Studies where he meets Duke.
Throughout the book, Phoebe struggles to bring Adam "back". Love is why Karen and Tommy were such functional zombies and that's what Phoebe is giving Adam.
Tak, Popeye, and George: The Sons of Romero, are pulling pranks trying to demonstrate that the differently biotic are not goin' anywhere while there are brutal crimes happening all over Oakville, in which they're being blamed on.
Tommy leaves town to spread what has happened to the differently biotic to other states.
There are many more twists and many more tumbles. But if you're looking for a book where Tommy is your favorite character: Don't get too excited, he's barely in the book at all.
Seems like, in a series, someone (Usually the Knight in shining armor) leaves which causes huge uproar (Ea: New Moon, City of Fallen Angels
One thing I LOVED about this book was purely Phoebe. In another review, I said I just wanted to find a character who wasn't conceited but still thought she was pretty. I'm just so tired of the complaining. Phoebe admitted she was pretty! But she didn't flip a shit when Adam called her beautiful, "OMG. He called me beautiful. BUT IM NOT, IM JUST NOT, I'M BUTT ASS UGLY". I hate that so much. Phoebe didn't talk about it and it wasn't her main focus.
This book is kinda boring and I felt like more should have happened. Most of it was just Phoebe trying to help Adam and not a lot of conflicts were solved but new ones had arised.
The series is a good read but not something I'd obsess over. I'm happy to say that this book didn't have the kind of zombies with a limp leg and ate everyones brains. They were cold, rock hard, pale, glassy eyed, almost beautiful. Depending on how you looked when you died.
Time for the very last book.