Sunday, November 3, 2013

November Novellas #3: Review and Giveaway: Love & Decay by Rachel Higginson

It’s that time of year again! I absolutely adore novellas, short stories, and anthologies! They are fun and fast reads, and some are very easy on the pocketbook if not FREE. Some are essential to the series, some are great for catch-up between novels, and some… well, some will have you scratching your head wondering, “What’s the point in this?” as well as questioning the hefty price! This month, I’m going to be bringing you some novella and short story deals and steals as well as highlighting my favorites and letting you know which ones to grab up and which ones you might want to pass up. I’ll have spotlights, reviews, guest reviews, and giveaways.

Title: Love & Decay, Episode One
Author: Rachel Higginson
Published: July 10, 2013
Source: Purchased/Free

Purchase: Amazon  |  B&N

Goodreads summary: 

Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

Reagan said goodbye to love when she was forced to run her high school boyfriend over with her mom’s car just to keep him from eating her for dinner. Now, two years later, and in need of a serious shower, she’s just over the entire concept of a soul mate- or really, any kind of mate.

Well, mostly anyway. When she runs- literally- into a group of boys holed up in a relative utopia of peanut butter and bottled water, maybe all hope in the love department is not lost.

But at the end of the world, nothing can be simple. And with a horde of Zombies after her, Reagan is going to have to schedule falling in love between hunting and surviving. Hopefully she can last long enough find out if true love can still exist when everything else has started to fall apart.


Love and Decay, Episode One Love and Decay, Episode Two Love and Decay, Episode Three Love and Decay, Episode Four Love and Decay, Episode Five
Love and Decay, Episode Six Love and Decay, Episode Seven Love and Decay, Episode Eight Love and Decay, Episode Nine Love and Decay, Episode Ten


"The best thing about the Zombie Apocalypse?  
I was no longer addicted to sugar and caffeinated beverages."

I love the idea of a novella series!  Love & Decay is a dystopian romance about zombies that takes place over multiple episodes with each novella releasing every two weeks.  When I began episode one, I was still in the Walking-Dead-Daryl-Dixon-badass-with-a-crossbow mindset; and a zombie tale from the perspective of Reagan, a teenage girl overly concerned with finding eyeliner and her unfortunate but unavoidable lack of personal hygiene, made me think I might not be able to switch gears enough to enjoy this story.  I was wrong.  When Reagan and her best friend Haley meet up with a family of brothers and their kid sister (all named after famous musicians), I became engrossed in what was happening; and even though I don't normally like a lot of pop culture references, when they include The Vampire Diaries and being Team Damon, I can definitely get on board.  I am pleased to say this quickly became addictive, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Bottom Line:  This novella is a steal since it's FREE, and all the episodes that follow are only $.99.  It may not be for you hardcore zombie fans; but for us girls that like a little romance and humor mixed in with some undead thrills, this is a great series.

Since the first episode is free, I'm giving away Episodes Two and Three.  Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.
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