The Undying Heart by Zoe Archer (part of Half Past Dead)
What is it about:
Samuel Reed had no idea magic existed, until it almost destroyed him. Thirsting for vengeance against the enemy who made him something less than human, Sam returns to England and crosses paths with Cassandra Fielding. His best friend's little sister has become a fearless woman on a dangerous mission of her own. And against all odds, she sees past what he's become, and stirs a desire he thought he'd lost forever...
What did I think of it:
You wouldn't think so when reading the description, but this is a historical zombie story, which is very entertaining and nicely written. The story does lag a bit in the beginning, which is mostly because there's lots of explaining to do to understand the story. But I can tell you once it gets going it's going strong. The action and romance are nicely balanced and the story does it's job of kicking of a series: I want to read more!
Why should you read it:
It's got zombies!!
(read my review of 'Simon Says' here)