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Something Strange and Deadly Epickness
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I don’t read many zombie books… Okay, that’s out in the open! I am the first to admit that I love The Walking Dead, I mean that show is just badass, but somehow I’ve never been really interested in reading zombie-ish books… Boy have I been missing out!

The characters in this book—especially Eleanor—were top-notch. Of course they have their flaws, but aside from that they were strong, extremely likable and (yes I am throwing this word out there) amazing. I realised right of the bat that I would like Eleanor. She’s strong, witty, extremely stubborn and she grows so much through the course of the story! She’s not afraid to go for what she wants -as is proved by her drive to save her brother.

Then we have Daniel -Eleanors love-interest- and he’s, there just are no words to describe that guy, but I can tell you that I developed a serious crush that’s considered serious competition to my crush on Mr. Darcy! That’s says a lot! I loved how they didn’t fall in love right of the bat. It takes time and slowly it develops into something. In the book club, we discussed their relationship in Week 3, if you wish to read it, just click on the link above!

The ending of the book is perfection! That scene also perfectly describes why I love Daniel so much! From ‘the’ nickname to the unique relationship Daniel and Eleanor share.

Aside from all of this, I think what I loved most was the tons of themes that appeared while reading Something Strange and Deadly. This book takes place during the Victorian Era, which makes all those themes so much more meaningful. Zombies, romance, having choices, ignorance, duties and so much more!

This book is a must read! If you haven’t read it yet, I highly encourage you to do so. In a short time, it became on of my favourite reads!

-Oh! and don’t forget to aim for the knees!
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