Review: Not Quite Dead by Sela Carsen

Publication Date: 7/16/2014
Rating: 3.0 Stars

Official Blurb:

Sabine Harper’s night started out badly—a dead man jumped out of his grave, she was chased by a vampire, and now she has an uninvited guest. The worst part? A guy who may or may not be entirely dead is looking ten times better than any living man she’s ever dated. 

Willem Breaux has only three days to avenge his murder, but upon awakening more than a century into the future, he discovers that he needs Sabine’s help more than he could have imagined. And in the end, he’ll need her love more than anything else. 

Can Willem and Sabine find love—and a little laughter—in spite of time, death, and an evil that’s waited a century to make its move? 

What first caught my eye about this book was obviously the cover. Its gorgeous! While a novella, the world building isn’t exactly through, but you do get a good sense of the world and the characters. Sabine goes to the cemetery to make sure her pseudo witch cousin doesn’t get into any trouble. What she doesn’t realize is that she’s about to meet a whole new form of trouble when someone rises from the grave. Richard isn’t exactly a zombie. He’s been sent back from the dead by The Fates many times over the years to enact justice to the person who murdered him. No one messes with The Fates lifeline and they’ll have their revenge through Richard. What he didn’t expect to find this time around was that the woman he sees as soon as he’s risen is a dead ringer for his murderess fiancĂ©.

While not a huge fan of novellas, I will say I was pleasantly surprised as the story progressed. Carsen has managed to still get readers emotionally involved in the story with such a short book. The story itself is engaging as well as entertaining. If you’re short on time and want read something to relax, I’d suggest Not Quite Dead. 


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