Review: Undeadly by Michele Vail

Title: Undeadly
The Reaper Diaries #1
Author: Michele Vail
Publish Date:

Barnes and Noble

I have to say this book started off really slow for me. It took me about a quarter of the way through to really start to get sucked in the plot. What threw me was the dead boyfriend. His character was a bit odd and seemed off, yet he was present often. I just kept thinking what are they doing with him and why is he still "alive".

Molly was a good character. Not necessarily a strong female lead. But I liked her. She wanted the good in people. She liked to not discount just based on past experiences. She wasn't just bent on following the orders of others, going with the big bad killer or any of that.

My favorite character was Rath, the already dead Reaper Molly stole Rick (her boyfriend) from killing. He was strong, sexy and very mysterious. I like that. He wanted to kiss her, but remained focused on his job. He didn't need to follow her around like a puppy or become jealous of her dead guy Rick.

The plot was different than anything I have ever read which was a breath of fresh air. I would have liked to see a bit stronger play on the weird in between characters that seemed to survive to have a purpose that to me was deflated. But by the end, I am really excited to read the next book in the series.

Summary -
 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....

TV sucks you in

I am not a big fan of tv. Only because I have had bad experience with all the stupid people who sell you a satellite or cable. They just keep increasing the costs.

OH you want to have Oxygen channel? Well then you also have to have these other 800 channels you will never watch, but that will cost you another $30 A MONTH.

So when I moved, I swore no new tv costs. I have lived over three years without any kind of tv except the channels I get with a normal antennae. It is quite comical as when the weather changes, so do my channels.

I am addicted to Channel 12 morning news Monday through Friday where I watch The Today's Show, Kelli and Michael and Hoda and Kathy Lee. I don't catch it all the time, but I do try to catch a bit of it. Other than that, there isn't much I watch. Being in retail, my schedule is so different every week there is no way to actually continuously watch a program all the way through. I even tried watching online, but since I rarely know what day it is, I forget to check if a new episode is available.

THEN I went to my parent's house for a couple of days and my dad got me hooked on a show called, Chicago Fire Department. As my mother says, "it really isn't about the fires." There is so much drama and controversy going on, it is amazing these guys can even function. But alas, I am completely sucked in to the drama and want more.  We literally watched like ten episodes. It is about a Chicago Fire Department that houses a paramedics unit as well. They go on all calls from fires (duh) to chemical spills to gun shots to car accidents. It is quite funny that every 10 minutes there is a call bc having been in a fire house for a few weeks, there are days without calls. But that would be boring, yeah? The people are great. My favorite character has to be Shea. She is a blond, slim, lesbian EMT. She rooms with a guy on the fire squad, a lieutenant, who sleeps with anything that has legs, including an ex-date of Shea's who shows up unannounced. (lol) Her partner is Gabriela, a Spanish-speaking beauty who has a problem separating herself from the chaos she is working in. She is constantly in trouble trying to bailout immigrants, trying to decide who she is interested in. One of those interests is the other Lieutenant, Matthew, who was engaged and then he helped birth a baby at an accident scene and his fiance said she never wanted to have kids. So now he is dealing with his mother who is in jail for murdering their abusive father.

Seriously, DRAMA!!

But I truly enjoy the chaos and the characters are just fun and entertaining.

Here's a clip -

Best Superbowl Commercial

So I am totally biased bc I just love her, but Amy Pohler is the bomb!

This is my life. On a daily basis.

Odd people.
Strange questions.
More than uncomfortable requests.

However, she makes it look good!

She is awesome!!!