Reviewed by Susan65
Title: My Zombie Boyfriend
Author: T. Strange
Series: The Undead Canadian #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 221 Pages
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release Date: April 15, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Edward Grey is a medical student by day, necromancer by night. He lives alone with the first zombie he ever raised, his childhood cat, Boo. Edward’s life is simple: studying medicine, training his necromantic powers with his mentor, Mariel, and having weekly dinners with his parents. When he finds a very attractive corpse in a park and brings it home to reanimate, he creates a sassy, free-willed zombie who believes Edward is the one who murdered him.
With no memory of his former life, Edward names the zombie Kit and tries to win his trust. Kit slowly adjusts to his new un-life with Edward’s help, though he’s still suspicious of Edward’s role in his death and is convinced that Edward is hiding his former identity. Edward is very attracted to Kit, but understands why Kit doesn’t trust him. As they become closer to one another, Kit turns to Edward for comfort and love. The fragile trust they’ve built together will be tested when Kit unexpectedly regains his memory and seeks revenge on his murderers.
Review: A very, very off the wall, slightly (very) disgusting, very creative, and highly entertaining story. I love zombie stories; I always have and probably always will. Anytime a review request comes through our blog’s email with a zombie story, I instantly jump on it, sometimes without even reading the blurb. I am serious about my zombies, people.
This is not your typical “Walking Dead” apocalyptic world, nor, the “world is going to crap kind of story”, either. It is more of magic and a necromancer who has the ability to reanimate the dead. Usually that reanimation comes with some pretty awful side affects…you know, lifeless eyes, skin falling off, eating raw meat….but sometimes, something goes wrong (or right, in this case), and the one that is reanimated is still very human (minus the need to breathe because, you know, he is still dead).
Edward is our resident medical student slash necromancer, Boo is his reanimated (and quite gross) cat, and Kit is the gorgeous dead guy that Edward stumbles across and can’t help but try to bring him back. There is something about Kit that Edward just can’t let it go. Kit is too young, too beautiful, too perfect to die so young and so horrifically. What Edward doesn’t expect is that Kit is not your typical zombie. He thinks, he eats (not well, ew), and he remembers life….except for his own. And that is a good thing considering how he dies to begin with. But, that comes later…in a very violent and very un-Kit-like manner.
What I loved about this story was that Edward didn’t use his power over Kit to create a slave-like boyfriend. He allowed him to retain his individuality and make his own choices…for the most part. Kit was kind of a pain in the butt, though, and for someone at the mercy of another, and with amnesia, he was still a bossy, needy, and very demanding zombie.
What I am was not particularly thrilled over is the ending. I am still unsure where their relationship will end, how it will end, or even if it will end. Maybe the purpose of the happy-for-now ending is so that we, the readers, can formulate our own happy ending. If so, then I can very easily give this a four star rating and be happy that Kit is joyfully eating his little jelly-babies, Boo is still being patched up, and Edward is finally in a loving relationship that is reciprocal and everlasting.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*