This book was good, but had its flaws. I picked this up because I wanted something fun, and I got that. While reading this, I was studying my ass off for finals. It turned out to be just what I needed. I loved the zombies and historical setting. I adored Daniel and his whacko inventions. Jie and Joseph were fun characters as well. As much as I enjoyed it, there seemed to be a lack of suspense of disbelief for me. I can't even really put my finger on it. I think it could be because the plot didn't always make sense to me. I didn't understand why the zombies existed in the first place. Why are necromancer's part of the world? I don't maybe it made sense to other people, but I started to become a little skeptical by the end. Despite its faults, I had great fun reading it.