Friday, June 27, 2014

Season of the Dead by Lucia Adams, Paul Freeman, Gerald Johnston, Sharon Van Orman [Review]
Season of the Dead by Lucia Adams, Paul Freeman, Gerald Johnston, Sharon Van Orman
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: March 1, 2014

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Sharon Van Orman
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
“It is said that unto everything there is a season…these are the stories of a group of survivors during the season of the dead.”

Four individuals fight to survive as the zombie apocalypse crashes over the world in a wave of terror and destruction. Color, creed, and social standing mean nothing as the virus infects millions across the planet.

Sharon: a zoologist from Nebraska, USA, has worked with the virus, and has seen the effects on the human mind. She knows more about the virus than nearly anybody alive, and far more than she wants to.

Gerry: from Ontario, Canada, he gets his first taste of the virus from inside a prison cell. Locked up after an anti-government riot, his prison guard transforms before his eyes into a flesh craving zombie.

Lucia: a chemist from Pittsburgh, USA, flees from a furry convention dressed as a giant squirrel, and escapes from the city in a Fed-Ex van. She’s a girl who knows when to run and when to fight.

Paul: thinks he can sit out the apocalypse in his apartment block in Dublin, Ireland, until the virus comes to visit, bursting his bubble and leaving him with no choice but to face reality or perish.

All four begin perilous journeys in mind and body as they face daily trials to survive: Four threads, four different parts of the world, one apocalypse!
Thoughts on Season of the Dead: Zombies! I must admit I'd been craving a good zombie tale and this book hit the spot. The four stories interweave nicely and kept me itching to see when and how this unlikely group would meet up.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I really, really hope there's a book 2 coming so these survivors can hook up and start to work on repopulating the world. You know, down the line. What? Post-apocalyptic romance is totally a thing. In my head, at least.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. This book? Very fun. Lots of biting and fighting. Several instances of our characters surviving by the skin of their teeth. A few bad guys of the non-zombie variety. You know, everything you need to make your zombie apocalypse a hoot!

While I admittedly want some love, zombie apocalypse style, down the road, I also hope we get to see the survivors get out of the mess they're in at the end of this book. And it is a mess. Just as we're beginning to get some answers, things turn sticky -- zombies start appearing and BAD THINGS HAPPEN.

It gives me the shivers.

I'm trying to say that this book totally worked for me. From beginning to end, it was a blast. And I hope there's more planned because I'd totally be down with reading it.

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