You only live once—unless you’re Denton Little!
The good news: Denton Little has lived through his deathdate. Yay! The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die any time. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought…
Lance Rubin’s debut novel, Denton Little’s Deathdate, showed readers just how funny and poignant imminent death could be. Now in this sequel, he takes on the big questions about life. How do we cope, knowing we could die at any time? Would you save someone from dying even if they were a horrible person? Is it wrong to kiss the girl your best friend is crushing on if she’s really into you instead? What if she’s wearing bacon lip gloss? (Goodreads)
*I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
4/5 stars, not a necessary sequel, but fun
Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin was a four-star read. It had a slow start that, I admit, made me want to stop reading. It took forever for me to get into the story because, from the beginning, it felt unauthentic to the first book. The voice wasn't all there and the dialogue was poor, but about 40% into the book, things changed. The voice was still a little wobbly--not as interesting or funny as the first book--but the dialogue was better, the characters sort of found their rhythm (particularly Paolo, who spent the first half of the book shouting all the time and saying unfunny things), and Denton found more agency. Overall, I liked the story and the ending, but the first book was much better in my opinion. Not to say fans of Denton Little's Deathdate shouldn't continue on to Denton Little's Still Not Dead...because they should. It's a great conclusion that focuses on the friendship that I loved from Deathdate.
Denton Little's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin was published on February 7, 2017.