I enjoyed this new take on the zombie book, and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. After the initial zombie attack, it drags a little, but the last third of the book is action packed. I thought the revelation about Elijah at the end was somewhat predictable, but Dennard threw in a twist I wasn’t expecting. Eleanor is a fiesty, rebellious narrator. She is brash and it is somewhat unbelievable that she would behave as she does, but then again, how did women earn the vote or equal pay without unbelievably brash and rebellious individuals.
I always enjoy this time period and the accurate historical details about the Exhibition are a nice added touch. Blending the zombie and steam punk genres has given some new life to the zombie genre. I realize the book was originally published in 2012, but it is a new path in the well-traveled genre for fans of zombie books.