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Sadie Walker is Stranded by Madeline Roux (Zombie Series #2)

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I’m just so annoyed that Ms Rouz does not have any more books released yet in this series because this and Allison Hewitt is Trapped were some of the best zombie books I’ve ever read. This may have been possibly even better than Allison Hewitt as it was just so fast paced and exciting.

The story follows, shocker, Sadie Walker who is living in Seattle post zombie apocalypse. They have kind of started to rebuild and live in a fairly safe environment with a distinct lack of zombies. Sadie lives with her nephew, Shane and her boyfriend Carl. I’m not really sure what the whole storyline was about in the first few chapters about Carl as I don’t personally think there was much need of it. Bit pointless in my eyes.

Anyway shockingly there is another outbreak situation and Sadie has to flee with her nephew and friend Andrea on a boat away from Seattle. They wander aimlessly for a while until eventually after a few mishaps they crash-land on an island where they meet up with other survivors and start to try to eke out a living.

However everything is not what it seems with the island and things slowly start to disintegrate. I won’t go into too much detail about the ending as there is a lot of twists and turns all of which are very exciting and I’d hate to ruin them on you! Suffice to say I liked this book and really enjoyed the whole storyline.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Book Review

 

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Madly and Wolfhardt by M Leighton

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This is one of those books that is by a fairly unknown author and hasn’t been getting loads of media attention but is still pretty damn good. I am enjoying this series and will definitely be continuing reading it.

Madly is a mermaid princess who has to save the world by encapturing the escaped Lore and putting them back behind bars in the underwater prison. While she’s doing that she also has to fight her feelings for her guardian sentinel Jackson who she’s falling madly (get it?) in love with. In Mer tradition she is only allowed to marry another Royal which Jackson is not.

You know it’s a pretty typical young adult love story but somehow I still really enjoyed their story. Jackson sounds delicious and Madly isn’t too terribly annoying. I always thought the idea of a mermaid story, other than Ariel, would be interesting if someone did it properly and this is definitely a step in that direction but I still think it’s a genre just waiting to be delved into even better.

I also really liked the way the author has taken nursery rhymes and childhood stories and worked them into the story as real bad guys and good guys and twisted them up a little. It reminds me a little of Wicked and I really enjoyed that novel. Hopefully the following books will continue to be as good.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2013 in Book Review

 

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Blackout by Mira Grant (Newsflesh Series #3)

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So I’m finished with the Newsflesh Series and I am going to miss it so bloody much. (Haha get it?) The first instalment in this series was the first zombie novel I ever read and it alone got me hooked into this genre. To the point where I so rarely read anything else I’m beginning to wonder if I’m looking forward to a possible zombie apocalypse more than my own wedding…

Anyhow, the last book (sob…) in the series definitely lived up to expectations and I enjoyed it immensely. George made a miraculous return considering Shaun shot her in the neck to stop her amplifying into a living dead thing at the end of the first book. Wasn’t truly George though it was just a really good clone complete with all George’s memories and knowledge. So the pretty much the closest possible thing to George returning herself.

At first I wasn’t a hundred percent certain about the whole clone storyline as I kind of thought is it a little too far? Cloning a human being is kind of crazy isn’t it? Then I remembered I was reading a book about humans dying and then coming back to feast on the living and I thought ya I can probably go along with this. So George II is a clone. Shaun doesn’t care he’s still totes excited about her being back from the dead considering he was the one who had to shoot her to death in the first place.

So then George, Shaun and their extended family go on a fact-seeking mission to prove once and for all who the hell is after them and who’s killing people who have developed some kind of pretty awesome immunity to the whole Kellis-Amberlee virus and who released a horde of infected mosquitos on poor Cuba that then got blown over to Florida resulting in another zombie apocalypse, if you can indeed have two in one lifetime.

The storyline is good and it’s really detailed and well written. However there are some parts that I got a little confused at and I also would have preferred different outcomes to some subplots. But that’s just the happy-ending-lover in me. I am extremely glad that I somehow stumbled across this series and I’m sad to see it finish but I definitely enjoyed the ride.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Book Review

 

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