Dead Set by Richard Kadrey

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

17349326Dead Set by Richard Kadrey

*no spoilers*

If you’re looking for a young adult fantasy that does not fall into the “teen romance” trope, this is a great choice.

With Zoe, Kadrey has seamlessly dodged every archetype I’ve read in YA female leads yet nailed the young female voice dead on. She is both damaged and endearing. She makes good choices and bad ones. She’s clever and witty and rebellious. She saves the swearing for when it’s the only way to express herself, and just when you think she’s acting a little too mature, she does something a teenager would do. The only way to describe her is as one of those people every one says carries an old soul trapped in a teenage body.

The setting, is as always, very well crafted. Kadrey corrupts one reality and twists it into his own, in Dead Set.

Happy Reading. Happier Writing,

Just J

Just J
Just J turns caffeine into books and alcohol into embarrassing situations with your dad. She's been known to read stuffy ol' lit, but only on Friday nights during her college years. Now, she reads just about anything. Yes, even those dirty jokes inside bathroom stalls. She's a drinker of wine--the redder the better. She carries her BA in English Lit around in her purse, because, what else would she do with it? She's better known for her foul-mouthed, filthy-minded tweets as FunnyNotFound.

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