Gravely Inanimated Review – Esther Wheelmaker

Gravely Inanimated

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Title- Gravely Inanimated

Series- Zombiepunk Series # 1

By- Esther Wheelmaker

Genre- YA Horror/ Paranormal

Published By- Third Broom on the Left Press

Publication Date- March 29, 2013



Extra, extra, read all about it: Zombies Invade London!


It has been thirty years since the Voodoo Queen plagued England with the zombie disease that has since swept the world. Humans have had to learn to function around them while the dead kill innocent people. The government continues its efforts to try to contain and find a cure for the problem.


However, by the cover of night, a man who hunts zombie, known only as Aeron, roams the streets in search of protecting the upright citizens from the flesh eating creatures. One foggy evening Lucille Knight becomes one of these people and Aeron’s interest is instantly peeked. A stubborn, feisty “lady” in this day in age? How challenging.


But Aeron will have a little competition when Miss. Knight meets Lord Garrett Ashdown, the son of Earl Thomas or a man better known as: The Inventor. A man who builds automatons for the direct purpose of killing zombies; mysteriously understanding their blood and the way they sense humans.


Lucy is taken by the masked man known as Aeron and the equally mysterious Lord Garrett. With one concealing his true identity and the other hiding a ghastly secret, she doesn’t know which one is less dangerous. What secrets do Aeron and Garrett keep from Lucy? Will Miss. Knight be able to be with the man she chooses when she learns the awful truth?


It is still unclear. And the current edition isn’t spilling the beans just yet…



I wasn’t sure what to expect from Gravely Inanimated. I don’t think I read the blurb, just gathered from the title that it was mostly likely about zombies. I didn’t expect it to be a steampunk zombie novel (or zombiepunk as Ms. Wheelmaker calls it). It was an interesting concept and a twist on the zombie genre which is always fun.

I didn’t like Lucy much. She just irritated me as she acted like a spoiled brat most of the time. When Aeron saves her life at the beginning of the story, she treats him like crap, saying she had everything under control, when really, she was about to be eaten by zombies. Later, when she finds out Lord Garrett’s secret, she is beyond insolent to someone of higher social status than she. And not just him, to his mother as well.

Lord Garrett was cocky, arrogant, and confident, and he had every right to be, in my opinion. I really liked him and the way he handled things.

This book was a “borrow before you buy” for me, but definitely an interesting concept.





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Esther WheelmakerAbout the Author-

Her name is Esther Wheelmaker and she is the author of the new, Zombiepunk Series. With Gravely Inanimated (book one) coming to life, she is pounding away on her typewriter to try and get book two out. However, she is easily distracted by sparkly things.

Her background is a mystery and all anyone knows is she loves hugs, corsets, steampunk, books and Mozart….

…Let’s face it…Everyone likes a girl with alittle mystery.







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