Posts Tagged: zombies

[ARC Review] Shutter by Courtney Alameda

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14 January
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Man, I’m having so much trouble reviewing this book. Seriously. On the one hand, if, by merits of a young adult urban fantasy I would have to give it way more stars. Unfortunately, the author felt the need to shoehorn literary characters into the book for no real reason. It’s not like they couldn’t have had the same elements including the goddamn ancient assassins without slapping the names Helsing and Stoker et al upon it. Doing that just makes it awful and cheap and campy. Don’t ruin a good thing by shoving literary and mythological references into things that don’t… Read more »

[Review] Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey

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28 December
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Sandman Slim, aka Stark, is living the life of a half angel returned from hell who has gotten his revenge on the mage who sent him there. And now does he get to relax? No, now he gets to deal with a zombie apocalypse. But things are never this easy, there are secrets within secrets and hidden players acting behind the scenes. And to top it all off, he must play bodyguard to Lucifer. Now… I had to ask WHY the devil himself needs a bodyguard, but by the end it was starting to all make sense. The world continues… Read more »

[Collective Perspective] How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea by Mira Grant

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29 October
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  Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss another unique novella of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea F: Nooooooooooo, I’m out of Mira Grant until next month when she releases the next Parasitology book. B: Alas, me too! I’ve been having withdrawals since September. F: I was putting off reading this so I at least had something for when the Mira Grant, intelligently written, body horror itch needed to be scratched. But, it would be super weird… Read more »

[Collective Perspective] The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant

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27 October
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Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss the latest novella of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell F: I’m going to have to preface this with: I have two grade school children, a first grader and a third grader. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through this novella. It hit a bit too close to the feelsbox for me. B: You yelled “NOPE” at me so many times! As a childless reader, I… Read more »

[Collective Perspective] San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant

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22 October
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Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss a novella of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats B: SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) 2014. Okay, its bad enough that I read this series this summer while the books are claiming the Rising would come in the ‘hot July of 2014’, but this novella topped everything off when I finished it just days before the real SDCC 2014 was to commence. Talk about anxiety! F: Yeah, I’m glad I… Read more »

[Collective Perspective Review] Blackout by Mira Grant

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15 October
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Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss the conclusion of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, Blackout F: Blackout is the thrilling conclusion to Mira Grant’s (penname for Seanan McGuire) series of bloggers in a post apocalyptic world. The insect vector for Kellis-Amberlee has caused Florida to be deemed a disaster area, shutting it off from the rest of the United States. Alaric Kwong’s sister is still stuck in Florida, and Dr. Abbey tasks Shaun with both the task of fetching the girl, but… Read more »

[Review] Fed by Mira Grant

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13 October
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Fed is the alternate ending for Mira Grant’s first Newflesh Novel, Feed. (Click to see Feed Review) After reading Feed, I was a raw emotional mess. As my first foray into Mira Grant’s writing, I could not have been prepared for the way things ended, or the bravery of the author to follow through with such a drastic outcome. It was an ending stayed true to the characters, and what they believed in. It broke my heart, and yet it also gave me a tremendous appreciation for what I could expect from this author: unapologetic hard lines. For that reason, I… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Undying by Ethan Reid

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11 October
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As horror books go, this was actually pretty creepy, up until a point. The apocalyptic nature of the scenario, plus limited information, following those who were not in charge around as they tried to survive and figure out what was happening, is remnicient of a Roland Emmerich film. Yeah, as most apocalyptic stories do, this one started with very little. A blackout on New Years Eve doesn’t render many into panic. Most people continue their revelry and enjoyment of the evening. When morning comes, they find the sky blanketed in dust and aftershocks from something destroying buildings. Jeanie has come… Read more »

[Review] Deadline by Mira Grant

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10 October
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I jumped directly into this book after reading Feed, still reeling from its tragic outcome. I’m going to try hard to avoid a lot of the spoilers, but I recommend if you haven’t yet read Feed, you skip this review until you have! After such a strong first book, it would be natural to expect a sequel like this to fall flat, or not live up to the story. However, it does the complete opposite, and continues to build the intensity that made the first so compelling. Deadline rubs salt into the wounds from Feed, and creates new ones you couldn’t possibly anticipate,… Read more »

[Review] Feed by Mira Grant

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03 October
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Although I am a huge fan of supernatural lore and paranormal creatures, I have never been inclined towards zombies. However, after reading The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey, that suddenly changed. Moved by its concept, I let go of my zombie hesitation, and was open to suggestion.Because of this, Fry put this book in my sights without hesitation, praising the Mira Grant series in a way we reserve for the absolute best of the best. Trusting her judgement, I dove in, and swiftly found myself devouring Feed with the zealous gusto of the freshly-undead. Not only did this book cement my interest in… Read more »