Almost Alive by Daryl B

Almost Alive (The Beautiful Dead) (Volume 3) - Daryl Banner

Book – Almost Alive (The Beautiful Dead #3)

Author – Daryl Banner
Publication Date – April 24, 2015
Genre – Post Apocalyptic

Type – Part of Series
Cliffhanger – Maybe?? (Please, Daryl)
Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



*It is recommended to read this series in order*

Twelve years have passed since the devastation.

The world is changed. What once was a planet struggling to survive is now a planet bursting to life. The humans are thriving. Gardens are growing. Trees are reaching up to the sky and the Undeadly clutch on the planet is slowly letting go.

But what does that mean for Winter and her friends?

In the wake of spring, the last of the desperate Undead gather, fighting to maintain their place in a world that no longer wants them. Mother Nature slowly but certainly works to purge the planet of the Dead, just when Winter thought she had finally embraced this Second Life.

Her new friends are back and old nemeses return for the final chapter in Winter's Undead journey.

My Thoughts - Story
I bow down before you, Mr. Banner.


This has to be one epic poetic ending if I ever read one….wow – just fucking wow!



As I sobbed and blubbered like a baby with this book, I also rejoiced. How? This book is full of soul searching, vengeance, love, repentance and so many other gut wrenching emotions. But along the way as Winter searches her soul from the past and the present, we find that people can change and do better with second chances.


God, I ask myself time and time again wondering how the hell Mr. Banner can write about the undead but convey a deep and meaningful message – Talent? Luck? I don’t think so…instead, I believe this man is a genius with the written word.



I feel – and NO not just feel….but really FEEL – I’m Winter, I’m John, I’m Anna, I’m Jasmine, I’m Grim and all the characters – I feel their pain, their happiness and their love.  I live through their determination to save the undead and finally their resolve when making the final decision.


It’s sadness to see these characters go and I feel like each one has been buried in my heart and will continue to live through my memories and thoughts of this epic story.


Goodbye my beautiful dead…..or is it?


How many years have passed since Winter buried John hoping for him to arise?



What has happened to the rest of Trenton while she waited for her beloved?


The children have grown and the living are taking over the world again, but what does this mean for the undead?


When John awakes, how long will it take for him to have his waking dream and remember how he loved Winter?


Why are the undead just poofing into thin air?


Winter and her crew of the undead need to find the answers in order to save themselves.


Can this end happily for the two?


Reason for Reading – Blog Tour

Story Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Steam Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Angst Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Writing Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Content Flow Rating – 5 out of 5 Stars

Would Read More from Author? DEFINITELY