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Very different then first book, engaging and fun characters
on November 7, 2015
3.5 Stars! The second book is actually quite a bit different then the first book although I enjoyed them both. For those who had trouble with the Hero in Book 1 you won't in Book 2. Archimedes Fox couldn't be more different. He isn't an Alpha male and yet he is still strong. It actually worked really well, and Yasmeen's character would not have worked with an Alpha male because she is the Alpha in this book. She's tough and strong and rarely lets down her guard. She needs to be seen as capable and fierce and yet you can still see that there is more to her than that. I loved her character and thought she was extremely well written. (Especially because I wasn't sure I'd like her from the first book). Archimedes was the perfect match for Yasmeen. He was strong in his own way but didn't need to be in your face about it, he didn't need to be in control or giving orders. He respected Yasmeen for the woman she was and I adored this. However, we didn't get as much background or insight into his character and I can't help but wish there had been more because at the end I didn't feel like I fully understood his character or knew enough about him.
There is still a lot of action and plenty of zombies but it isn't as intense as the first book. The romance has some humor and it's fun to watch the woman wanting sex and the man holding back. I enjoyed the cat and mouse game between the two of them before they team up and the interactions after they do. Not a lot of suspense in this one since you know who the bad guy is and I never really worried that the characters were in danger - it just seemed they would succeed.
This was a fun read with more humor and not as much angst as the first book. The characters were engaging and the world was interesting. If you loved the world building in the first book but not so much the hero or the romance give this one a try I think you'll really like it.