“If you're in the mood for something you can laugh your ass off at while ogling pretty immortals, Dating the Undead is definitely for you. The articles, ads, quizzes, recipes... every single page had so much thought put into it making Dating the Undead work like an actual magazine; a magazine that was supernaturally clever. I've picked up hundreds of magazines in my lifetime and usually I just skip to the parts I enjoy, I was amazed that all of the little things I typically ignore (like fan letters and horoscopes) were included and that they were just as fun and amusing as the longer pieces. Reading Dating the Undead became an experience because of this.
The continuity and world immersion of Dating the Undead was perfectly done and so much fun. I loved reading a joke or about a product on one page and then seeing it crop up again several pages later. One of my favorites was the Coffin Klein brand. There's an ad for it in the very beginning and if you look closely enough at some of the pictures that have low riding jeans, you'll see the paranormal label again. Very sneaky and clever... and delicious.
One of my favorite articles included the pick up lines one, soo funny. "The moon isn't full tonight, but I bet I can make you howl." I also enjoyed the possible celebrity immortals article; some of the possibilities had me wondering why hadn't I thought of that before. Gerard Butler as a werewolf? Totally plausible and hot. Many of the articles poked fun at other paranormal books (sparkling vampires, check) as well as the overused cliches in the genre (mortal male best friend that ends up causing a love triangle when he really never stands a chance-this one got a while article on how to keep him in the friend zone).
Review originally posted on my blog, Bitten Books: http://www.bittenbooks.com/2012/02/paranormal-valentines-day-review-dating.html”