December 17, 2011

Working Stiff by Rachel Caine

read an excerpt
Series: Revivalist 1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Purchase Link: Amazon
Bryn Davis was killed on the job after discovering her bosses were selling a drug designed to resurrect the dead. Now, revived by that same drug, she becomes an undead soldier in a corporate war to take down the very pharmaceutical company responsible for her new condition...

Bad ass babe. Check.

Hot dude. Check.

Lovable supporting characters. Check.

Villais you'll truly hate. Check

Fast action sequence. Check.

[Urban] Fantasy. Check.

So for the life of me, I don't understand why I wasn't captivated by this book. Maybe because of its lack of sense of humor or probably because it's more fantasy than supernatural.

But I have to give Rachel Caine props, she put a different twist on zombies to make it more tolerable for some readers who have an aversion to rotting things and it's really a challenge to make anything decaying hot. So I like her zombies, well preserved and in full control of their facilities. Aside from being completely dependent on the drug, Returne, you wouldn't know that they are walking corpses. Just like vamps minus the fangs.

Bryn Davis is the heroine, an army veteran, served time in Iraq, trained to counter terrorists. So it's safe to assume that she's trained for combat, however I find it a bit inconsistent that she lacked stealth and kept on being beaten up and outsmarted by the bad guys. I don't know about you guys but I like my backstory to make sense. She just appeared like a normal citizen caught in the crossfire and ended up being collateral damage.

Will I read the next novel? Maybe but I'm not excited nor will I lose sleep over it like some series that I follow.

If you want to know more, below is Caine's book trailer.


  1. Hun,

    err...I saw a recturne vid instead of Rachel Caine trailer? was informative:D


  2. This book has been on my list for a while. After reading your review it has been moved up.

  3. Michelle - yeah I found the trailer odd too.

    Lacy - I hope you'd like it better than I did

  4. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the series. It provides a great twist to the 'zombie' concept. More importantly, I could relate to Bryns struggle to cope what has happened to her. Loved the blooming relationship between Bryn and Pat (even if its borderline necrophelia).

    1. Good for you! Unfortunately this didn't hit the spot for me lol


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