Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: ZombieDead

ZombieDead by Ian Woodhead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Horror/ZombiesReading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I picked up a free copy for my Kindle from Amazon.com; since it is Ian Woodhead’s birthday 4/19/12, I decided to have a little Ian Woodhead marathon this week in celebration. Happy Birthday, Ian!

Synopsis: The rotting dead slowly clawed their way through the hard packed grave soil. The risen corpse only had one purpose, to feed on the living.

Somewhere on the Welsh border, the insular village of Seeton continues its usual business unaware that the world around them is falling prey to the reanimated dead. Their routine lives are abruptly turned on their heads when a lone scientist arrives in their village with the virus close behind.

Dean Kasnovski had arrived home, his mind laden with the guilt of leaving his fellow researchers to perish in the secret laboratory hidden deep under the streets of London. Dean is positive that a cure can be found but he’s quickly running out of time. As the villagers’ departed loved ones return to feast on their warm bodies, Seeton’s surviving population direct their hate at the strangers in the village.

My Thoughts: Well, the editing was a problem. Lots of typos and grammatical errors, plus one guy named Richard became Christian just after being zombified. But that is pretty common in this books, honestly (sorry Ian) and I put that aside for all the fun action. I really wasn’t a fan of zombie horror, but Ian Woodhead has changed my mind. He knows how to put the zip in zombie.

This was an interesting one – a little different take on zombies, using a virus-like mechanism. There was a bit more character development than in his first two Zombie Armageddon books, as well as more information about the various characters’ interaction. Definitely a must-read for fans of the zombie genre.

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