Posts Categorized: Zombies

Jul 25
Review: The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

Review: The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

At nearly 700 pages, The Fury is a monster of a book – nearly as monstrous as the image on the cover.  Unfortunately, before I was even halfway through, I was close to tearing my hair out.  Just end already!!!  I think this book may turn off readers who are drawn in by the cover and the synopsis.   You may think you’re getting a zombie story, but partway through this massive tome, the story suddenly turns supernatural, and I… Read more »


Jul 10
Review: Contaminated by Em Garner

Review: Contaminated by Em Garner

If only it were true – a special water that makes people lose weight.  There’s just one problem.  This diet potion turns users into raving, violent, nearly brain-dead maniacs.  Hmmm…maybe a few extra pounds aren’t so bad after all. While reading Contaminated, I was continually reminded of the fantastic Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.  Unfortunately, Contaminated suffered in comparison.  Both books featured zombies who slowly emerged from their murderous states, all while being persecuted by society.  But while Warm Bodies… Read more »


Jun 26
Review: Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Review: Zom-B Underground by Darren Shan

Note – This review contains spoilers of Zom-B, the first book in the series.  (Check out my review of Zom-B here). I give Darren Shan credit for trying something different in the zombie genre.  Unfortunately, Zom-B Underground didn’t work that well for me.  B barely meets the definition of a zombie.  Yes, she craves brains, but all of her mental abilities are intact.  Where is the fun in that?  It felt like a bit of a cheat, to be honest…. Read more »


Jun 05
Waiting on Wednesday: Contaminated by Em Garner

Waiting on Wednesday: Contaminated by Em Garner

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This week’s pre-publication, “can’t wait to read” is: Contaminated by Em Garner Are you liking this cover as much as I am?  Let’s hope this brings something original to the zombie genre.   From Goodreads synopsis: After the Contamination—an epidemic caused by the super-trendy diet drink SlimPro that turned ordinary citizens into violent, uncontrollable creatures—the government rounded up the “Connies” to… Read more »


May 22
Waiting on Wednesday: The Walking Dead Vol. 18 by Robert Kirman

Waiting on Wednesday: The Walking Dead Vol. 18 by Robert Kirman

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  This week’s pre-publication, “can’t wait to read” is: The Walking Dead Vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman I decided to step outside the box a little with this pick.  If you’ve visited my blog more than a few times, you know I love my zombies!  Of course, that means I watch The Walking Dead.  Following the conclusion of season 1, I decided to… Read more »


Apr 28
Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

This is one zombie book that doesn’t hold back.  When the apocalypse hits, it hits hard, and the majority of the brain-gorging happens to kids trapped in a high school.  They die in a variety of gruesome ways, occasionally with limbs their ripped off.  B attempts to lead a group of kids to freedom, and the group is slowly getting picked off. But before we get to the good stuff in this short (180 page) book, we’re first introduced to… Read more »


Apr 23
Review : The End Games by T. Michael Martin

Review : The End Games by T. Michael Martin

I’ve read through the current reviews on Goodreads, and one common thread is that everyone loved the relationship between brothers Michael, seventeen, and Patrick, five.  I’ll be the lone wolf who says I did not like it.  At all.  This child seemed straight out of 80’s sitcom land: way too cutesy and overly precocious in a way that made me (and I can’t believe I’m writing this about a young child) dislike him.  I suppose I can understand why readers… Read more »