Saturday, June 23, 2012

Blog Tour: Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill (Review)

By: Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Genre/Age: YA Western SciFi
Pages: 336
Source: ARC from NetGalley and Bloomsbury

Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone – until they are brought together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they soon learn that these zombies aren’t rising from the dead of their own accord… but who would want an undead army? And why? This gunslinging, hair-raising, zombie western mashup is perfect for fans of Cowboys vs. Aliens and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

Dead Reckoning is everything I would hope for from a steampunk zombie western: it’s fun, action-packed, and best of all, it doesn’t take itself too seriously. If you’re looking for a zombie novel that won’t keep you up late at night, then look no further!

The highlight of the novel for me was definitely the three protagonists. Jett, who disguises herself as a tough male gunslinger; Honoria, who isn’t afraid to travel the Wild West as a solo female; and White Fox, an Army scout who was raised by Indians. They are all wonderfully charismatic and fleshed-out characters and watching their interactions was truly hilarious and enjoyable. Honoria and Jett were particularly entertaining together.

Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill have created a wonderful world for this adventure: part Wild Wild West, part steampunk, and part zombie. It’s such a fun and unique combination, and you’re sure to enjoy the ride. Dead Reckoning seems to leave the door open for future escapades, and I, for one, can’t wait to hop on board again! Recommended for anyone in the mood for an engaging, zombie-lite novel, Dead Reckoning is not to be missed!


  1. Hello there! This article could not be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I will forward this information to him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! this sounds weird and wonderful :) What a mix of things, it sounds like the sort of storyline that could go horribly wrong. Glad the author pulled it off; sounds like one I'd enjoy too.

  3. just wanna comment on this one that its really well written and I enjoyed reading this


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