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*February 2016 Book Review*
Raised: Part III
By Sharon Stevenson
*Warning! Minor Spoilers!*
RAISED: PART III continues the After Death Series, about Pete the Animate, who was killed and raised to serve a nefarious purpose of his overseers. Of course, Pete has no intention of being used even after death, and he fights back with his group of friends. Although the nasty wizard Nick is gone, the stakes are higher than ever as the charismatic King of Scotland makes decisive moves for power.
This is a fun urban fantasy with real, gritty characters. Even the not-so “real” ones, like Nine and Eight, clones of the beautiful starlet Britt, come to life, and you can’t help but root for them. Leaps in relationships are made, Pete and Kit realize something about themselves, and Mickey discovers more of his fire-wielding power as he fights to save Tim.
The writing style is as humorous, irreverent, and fast-paced as ever. I was able to read Part III in a single sitting and am already look forward to Raised: Part IV. This is a clever zombie book with realistic characters who eat burnt pizza, enjoy sex, and power through all of the twists and turns they are faced with, and I am very eager to see what happens next!
Recommended for fans of: Kim Harrison, Karen Marie Moning, and Richelle Mead
Upcoming Book Review: The Mark of Noba by GL Thomas