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Review: Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum

D20959574ying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum

Published March 2nd 2014


“On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.

But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself—or die trying.”

I’d never heard of this book before but when I seen a friend had read it and loved it, I wanted to check it out right away. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I had fairly high hopes. Dying for a Living definitely surpassed expectations.

Right from the being, this book caught my attention. The main character, Jesse, is so funny and sarcastic. She’s
independent and kicks a lot of butt. I’ve never read a book with a character like Jesse. I really enjoyed her as a character.

The concept of this book is really original and fun. I thought it would be over the top but the author had a little bit of a scientific explanation for Necronites and I really appreciated that.

The one little thing about this book is when I had to put it down for a couple of days, I had a hard time getting back into the story. Which is all me, nothing about the book. But that did make the last half of the book a little meh for me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I was really surprised by how awesome this book is. I wish more people knew about this book because it’s really great.





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