I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Giovanni goes to Med School #1
Also in this series: Giovanni Meets A Coven (The Med School Series 2)
Published by Kathy Bryson Books on March 23, 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Supernatural
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Everyone knows zombies aren’t real, no matter how fun. You don’t have to be a med student to know the dead do not get up and walk around in real life. Anyone who’s buried a pet in the backyard knows the dead don’t walk. They don’t even lurch.
So Giovanni is stunned when his patient sits up in the morgue and starts scolding. The night-shift was supposed be a relief, a chance to study in quiet and off-set ridiculous student loans. Babysitting a huge dog and a dead voodoo mambo were not part of the plan. Now he’s got to convince an unbelieving medical community to take action, so he can get back to learning about the dead – not the undead!
Although this story was only about 78 pages I left like it took me a while to read. My life is so full of interruptions these days.
Unfortunately, I found the story to be unbelievable. There was a pretty good explanation of how the “zombie” as able to be animated however, I left that Giovanni’s reaction to what was happening was unrealistic. Aside from that, why the heck did he decide to take the damn dog everywhere? That was rather annoying and not just to me, but to the other characters as well.
Although I didn’t get to know much about Astral, she seems to be a more likable character even though Giovanni tries to convince us [rather poorly] that she is annoying.
I also didn’t feel like there was really any peak to the story [there was one actually but it just didn’t seem like Giovanni was making it that big an issue]. He was just like “oh they will investigate what happened and I’ll tell them that she’s dead up alive, and I’ll be okay and I can just get on with my life”. Seriously? Who goes around trying to convince people that a dead person is up and talking? Only someone who wants everyone to think they’re crazy. The only time he really seemed concerned was when it was mentioned.
Was really hoping to enjoy this one since I love zombie stories but this one just didn’t do that for me.
About the Author
Kathy Bryson knew she wanted to be a writer when she finished reading through her elementary school and local children’s libraries. She spent 20 years honing her skills on marketing brochures, websites, and several unfinished manuscripts before going into teaching and finishing a book with all the stuff she enjoys most – from coffee to love to Shakespeare! Kathy lives in Florida where she caters to spoiled cats and wonders what possessed her to put in 75 feet of flower beds.
Her first book, Feeling Lucky, won the 2014 First Coast Romance Writers National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award and was a Finalist for the EPIC 2015 eBook Awards & Chanticleer Chatelaine 2014.
Restless Spirits was a Finalist in Colorado Romance Writer’s 2015 Award of Excellence Contest.