Thanks to the author for sending me a e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have serious mixed feelings about this book. I loved the concept, however it all got a bit complicated and confusing towards the end.
Who knew the zombie apocalypse would be caused by something we all know is deadly…but that is also all around us? Two stories intersect as the world delves into chaos – Earl, a drugged out heroin addict constantly in search of his next fix, and a family struggling with the dramas of everyday life, get no reprieve during this zombie outbreak. Can any of them survive the deadliest game of all – survival against undead, each other, and the world around them?
I love a good zombie movie and when I was approached to review this book I was super excited. I love the idea behind it, and in some places, was executed well. At a few stages I did have to re-read parts to make sense of the story, as the multiple point of views made it hard to keep track of who was speaking and to whom.
I thought the way the zombies were described, it kind of reminded me of the ones from The Last of Us. I don’t know why but I really liked the descriptions of the gory mushroom things, my imagination really ran away with that.
“Jadee scratched her arm, feeling the itch in her veins that begged her to inject herself with tar.”
I liked most of the characters, although they could have done with a bit more rounding. I did get them confused at times, I think this may have been because the story was trying to tackle to many things at once and confused itself. As it progressed, the story gradually got more construed. The ending being very cliché.
Overall, I really liked the idea and the descriptions. However, for the most part, the story just didn’t click.