Must Read - Zombie Books

I have this obsession with zombies that runs deep since I saw the movie 'Resident Evil' years ago. And since it's Halloween today I decided to share some of my 'to be read' zombie books.

Title: Alice in Zombieland
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies…

Title: Feed
Series: Newsflesh Trilogy #1
Author: Mira Grant
Publisher: Orbit

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop.

The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will get out, even if it kills them.

Title: Resident Evil - The Umbrella Conspiracy
Series: Resident Evil #1
Author: S.D. Perry
Publisher: Pocket Books

Raccoon City: a remote mountain community suddenly besieged by a rash of grisly murders. At the epicenter, a dark secluded mansion belonging to the mysterious Umbrella Corporation.

Deployed to investigate the strange goings-on is the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) but what unfolds as the team penetrate the mansion's long-locked doors is terror beyond their worst nightmares.

Title: Zombie Fallout
Author: Mark Tufo
Series: Zombie Fallout #1
Publisher: Createspace

It was a flu season like no other. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known, was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country, convulsed, collapsed and died, only to be re-born. With a taste for brains, blood and bodies, these modern day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal.

Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land. This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family and his friends. This is their story a band of ordinary people just trying to get by in these extra-ordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book 1 - Of the Zombie Fall-Out Trilogy, follows our lead character in his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road always skirting on the edge of insanity.

Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy's powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie Queen? - A zombie that seems by all accounts to have some sort of hold over the zombies and Mike himself. Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family together with the remnants of a tattered community while not fighting each other, fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all.

Do you like zombies? If so what's on your 'to be read' list of zombies?

Review - The Hollow People

Title: The Hollow People
Series: The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus #1
Author: Brian Keaney
Release Date: September 25th 2007
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

My Rating:

ON THE SINISTER ISLAND where strict obedience to the laws of the mysterious Dr. Sigmundus holds sway, dreaming will get you locked up and branded a lunatic, a danger to society and to all who know you. In this doomed and repressive place, two teens that were never meant to meet or share their dreams, cross paths and set in motion that which rips them from the lives they were meant to lead.

Together they join forces with a ragtag group of rebel forces bent on breaking the grip of lies and illusions their countrymen have accepted without question.

For fans of thoughtful science fiction and fantasy, The Hollow People opens a window on the unseen worlds that surround us. It is the first installment in The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus.

My Thoughts

When I bought this book I had no idea what it was about. I liked the cover and the title and so I decided to give it a try. It was sort of a blind date with a book and I must say it worked really well for me.

As I was reading this book I became more and more frustrated with myself because I had the chance to buy the whole trilogy at once and I did not. Because this book is quite good. As you get more and more into it, you start connecting to the characters and with the story and you just want to know everything there is to know about this 'no dreams allowed' kind of world.

This book tells the story of Dante a boy who was always told that he was a nobody, just a kitchen boy whose mother was crazy and killed herself... This wasn't quite true though. He ends up meeting a little girl, Bea, who always dreams about a city in ruins and somehow feels safe and not so lonely there. There's only one problem... Dreams are consider an awful thing in the island of Tarnagar.

I absolutely loved the idea of a society where you are not allowed to dream because in this book, dreams are the root of every society's issues especially criminal behavior. In Tarnagar's society when you reach a certain age you must oblige and take this medication that will basically make you a 'no risk taker' kind of person and also block your ability to dream. Dante already took this but he still dreams... And Bea's not too sure she wants to take it.

I must admit though that I found parts of this book quite slow for me, mostly the beginning, it wasn't quite appealing but I kept on reading and I do not regret this decision.

The ending... Oh Jesus the ending, I hate clif hangers with all the power of my being, and this book gives us the biggest clif hanger of them all...

Overall 'The Hollow People' is a good book and I would advise it to everyone who's into unnusual books.

P.S.: I must buy the other books SOON.

Review - Ignite

*Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review*

Title: Ignite
Author: Erica Crouch
Release Date: June 11th 2013
Publisher: Patchwork Press

My Rating:

Penemuel (Pen) fell from grace over a millennium ago, yet there are still times she questions her decision to follow her twin brother, Azael, to Hell. Now that the archangel Michael has returned, threatening Lucifer’s vie for the throne, she begins questioning everything she has always believed.

As Hell prepares for war - spreading a demonic virus and pilfering innocent souls to build an army - the lines separating the worlds blur. Fates erase and the future is left unwritten. Azael is determined that he and his sister will continue to serve as demons together, but for the first time in her life, Pen is not ruled by destiny. She has the freedom of choice.

With choice comes sacrifice, and Pen must decide which side she’s willing to risk everything fighting for: the light, or the dark.

My Thoughts

Ignite started quite slow for me, maybe because I couldn't really see myself in any of the characters, which sometimes is what makes me fall for a book. As Michael is introduced to us and Pen starts falling for him, I became a little picky about it because I couldn't understand how someone could fall in love as fast as she did. This thoughts soon changed, since I started to relate to her. The way she denies feelings and has a problem with sharing them with other people reminded me a lot of myself. And this when the book started getting really good for me.

As I have stated somewhere in this blog I love books that involve angels and demons, and the way Erica Crouch portraits them in this book was quite perfect.

Besides the amazing plot, I particularly enjoyed the twins relationship. Azael and Pen seem to be so connected that it seems unbelieveable that they can ever be apart from eachother. The way they share thoughts, how they have been fighting together over time... It's just amazing. And towards the end of the book, their relationship becomes threatened and I just couldn't believe what was happening.

Now let's talk seriously...

The ending...Omg the ending. I could not believe what happened. I thought I was dreaming. I had to read it at least three times to make sure I wasn't imagining the words I was reading. I actually almost screamed when I got to it.

It was unbelieveable! I was waiting for a "and they lived happily ever after" kind of ending but I didn't get that. I got a "go to the corner of your room and cry because you'll only find out what happened when the next book is out next year and you will suffer until then" ending.

So damn you Erica Crouch for making such a good book.

Also Michael and Lucifer... I must read and know more about them through Erica's mind. They just seem so perfect through her eyes that if she decided to make a single book about them and how they got locked away together, I would so buy it.

Even though I loved this book, I have a few complaints about it. I got an e-book version of it and it had lots of spelling mistakes but I am sure that by now they have corrected them. Another thing was that I couldn't really see the angels and demons having wings, but this is 'Supernatural's' fault for sure. I understand it makes sense, and that these kind of biblical creatures have always been known for having wings, but in my mind they just don't work.

To sum things up, I absolutely loved this book and I will most certainly read the following one.