Dead Girl Running Review [TO BE RELEASED]


So today I have the absolute honour of reviewing Dead Girl Running by Ann M. Noser. Ann sent me an ARC and I read it swiftly with many feels.  

Eight years ago, SILVIA WOOD's father died in an industrial accident. After suffering through years of Psychotherapy Services and Mandated Medications for depression and multiple suicide attempts, she longs to work in Botanical Sciences. When the Occupation Exam determines she must work in Mortuary Sciences instead, she wonders if the New Order assigned her to the morgue to push her over the edge. 
To appease her disappointed mother, Silvia enters the Race for Citizen Glory, in an attempt to stand out in the crowd of Equals. After she begins training with "golden boy" LIAM HARMAN, she discovers he also lost his father in the same accident that ruined her childhood. Then Silvia meets and falls for Liam's older cousin, whose paranoid intensity makes her question what really happened to her father. As the race nears, Silvia realizes that she's not only running for glory, she's running for her life. 
So firstly, IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!! I loved it so insanely much, and I will be spending now until the release date (October 26th) sitting in front of my laptop stalking anyone that’s read it for their opinions. I'm not even kidding when I say I'm hooked. As soon as I finished it I jumped straight on Book Depository to get anything else Ann Noser has ever written. (When Australia Post finally gets my crates of books to me I will definitely be reviewing) 

"Think of it as a little vacation. You, me, three dozen dead bodies, and the incinerator" 
"I can't wait." Funny thing is, I mean it. 
So, characters!! Ann is incredible at creating these people that I loved and cared so much about. My favorite of which was probably Gus. He is me. If me was a sixty year old man. He's entirely made up of sarcasm and classic rock (something I was very pleased with). He's also a genius, an evil genius when he needs to be... 
He chuckles but only for a short second before his face turns somber. “Oh, let her wonder what happened. I’m out of here but only for the night. I’ll be back tomorrow with a plan.” 
Silvia, the protagonist, is awesome! Honestly, I love reading books where the main character makes me want to be more like them; Silvia is definitely one of those characters. She is BOLD and intelligent, (another thing I love in YA, intelligent characters).  

The whole story line was so thrilling. I started reading thinking, 'how can an entire novel be about the one race?!' Turns out I should stop being such a pessimistic potato. Not only was the whole book constantly moving, I will be waiting patiently restlessly pacing until I hear a sequel announced. One last thing I absolutely adored was how unafraid Ann was in writing these characters that so brashly discuss things like death and suicide. It's  uncommon to find that in really good books that aren’t all about it, it's just brought up. 
(Thanks to Ann M. Noser for the review copy)


  1. So happy you love Silvia and Gus as much as I do! :)




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