YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE...MAYBE TWICE!
I've been reading a lot more since my mother-in-law got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas this year. From Dec. 25 till this morning, I've read a but load of books on or about the subject of zombies.
So I've decided not to give the story plots away, but give you my list and review some of the books I've read so far. Which is a lot. It's a total of 40 books in all. I'm going to put a few up with a short review without giving the plot away to much. Lets get started...
Chaos Campus: Sorority girls VS. Zombies
This is a comic book that has probably been out for a little while. The comic starts out at a Frat or Sorority Party and goes from there. This has turn into a very interesting read. No it's nothing along the lines of The Walking Dead comics, but I can't wait to get the 3rd issue. The fact that they have an interesting way to keep people from turning and the addition to the use of a little (lack of a better term), black magick or witchcraft is kind of cool. Now this isn't some sailor moon, rainbow brite meets the undead bullshit. It actually is kind of interesting on the way the story is going from the first 2 issues is pretty good. Especially since there is some lesbian indoendos within the comic. Which is kind of cool because it adds to some of the comic relief after some of the action. And the Thriller reference in issue 2 was funny as hell.
I say this is a must read for those who love comics and would like a change from the norm in the Zombie genre.
Aftermath: Found/Wanderer/ Survivor (by Richard Schwarz)
These three short stories are told from a woman's point of view. Which kind of caught me off guard a little. Because a male author writing from a woman's point of view was kind of weird to me. How in the hell could a male writer know what a woman could or would say during a zombie apocalypse. But as a read more into the story, I think he did a very good job. It was one short series, in which I hope he continues the story because of the way he left it ended the last book. It left a wide open range of where he could go with it. I actually enjoyed these a lot more then I thought. I would recommend these short books to anyone that asks about them.
Zombie Tales (by Robert DeCoteau)
These short stories within this little series I really enjoyed from start to finish and hope he keeps writing more. These short stories take place before, during and s few after the Z-poc. They each tell the story from many different views. The cool thing about them is they are all from different residents within the same apartment complex. Which is interesting. The different views are amazingly different from each person.
Deadlocked 1 (by A.R. Wise)
I like this book. Plain and simple. It starts off with a father at work and then deals with his journey to reach his home when all hell breaks lose. It also tells the sacrifices that he made in order to make it home and to get his family to safety. I am interested in getting book 2 to see what happens next. Not many books can keep my attention like this one did. I finished this book in about an hour. Which lead me to wanting more, but I was broke and couldn't get the next one for my kindle. So yeah, this would be a good read for all fathers and/or males with children.
LZR-1143 collection (by Bryan James)
I've started reading these books about a year ago on my Nook to PC program and fell in love with these books. Specially the twist within book 2. When a book captures my attention to where I can't put it down I literally spend my last few dollars to get book 2, it's a very good read.
I recommend this series to anyone and everyone from those who are starting to get into the zombie genre to the most veteran zombie reader.
There are many more books I've read and will be placing those on a list of recommended reading for all zombie fan readers. I won't be reviewing all of them, it would take way to long. These books are nothing more then for entertainment. Which from time to time you have to do, because there is only so much survival and research reading you can do before you burn yourself out. So for a little while I will be placing books for entertainment purposes only. Though if you are anything like me, you every now and then find yourself yelling at the main character about how stupid they were for doing something that we know to be wrong. (LOL)
I hope I picked a few books that you will enjoy reading and have as much fun as I did reading them. Enjoy!
Just finished the Contamination Zero by T.W. Piperbrook
Though it looks like a series, it was pretty good. I really enjoyed the new take on a young girl and her father surviving and the way the author is using a conspiracy of sort for the reason why the plague started. I feel like it took a page from the The Walking Dead (Rise of the Governor) as for the father and daughter thing. Though it may have used a similar concept of a father, daughter, it really started to open up a new range of stories yet to come within the book. I can't wait to get the other 2 books. Though it looks like the second book starts with a new group, the third book brings back the father and daughter according the little synopsis I read.
The conspiracy of this Agency in which the book hints at during the outbreak has me intriged and hope that book 2 delves into the reasoning or hint what this group is about.
I will be starting a new book either tonight or in the morning. Just depends on how bored I get at work. Luckily I'm a personal care assistant so after breakfast and after lunch I have a lot of spare time. So I might be starting to get back on track with my reading and hopefully catch all the facebook and etc up....
Have you finished anything good lately?
I started a new book tonight. I am so far behind that even my reading has suffered these past few weeks. Sanctuary of the Dead. I just hit chapter 2 in this one. So far I'm liking it. Just so tired...So much has been going on here and with working 2 jobs right now, I read about three pages and fall asleep...
I'll have more time this weekend...I should be able to finish the book then. I'll post my review of the book soon...So far it's kind of interesting....
I have seen the trailer and R.J. is a regular on here so I will check it out as well!
This story is badass...I can't wait for book 2....I'm not giving much detail on it because I posted a blog and I do think it's own thread...
just now downloaded it to my tablet. when i go to live with my wife. i will have so much to do when i board the plane. i have zombie books to read. all of the Romero movies to watch. and every game i ever had downloaded. not gonna be stuck with basic airline crap on this third and final trip. lol.
Are you moving to live with your wife? That sounds like a fun filled trip!
Well, just before finished Another book...This one came from our very own RJ Spears...
It was a little bit hectic to me at the start. But once able to sit down and really re-read the start, it flowed a lot more easier then stopping and starting...
Anyways, I enjoyed the strength within the main character Grant and a few of the fly by the seat of your pants plans. All the while his band of misfits are trying to live through the final assault against the dead. The conflict of those racing between time and the undead had me on edge and wanting to see what happens next. The action within the book was paced perfectly. Even though I was kind of disappointed when Grant's, the main character, witness protection record got tarnished the way it did. And having a person who seemed to be a real wimp, (that's putting it mildly), jump into the fray of trying to save some one was pretty interesting.
Check it out, I liked it....
sounds like one i need to download to my tablet.
Forget the Alamo was the name of the book...Damn....(LOL)
FORGET THE ALAMO!! NEVER FORGET THE ALAMO!!! lol. just kidding. now that i know what title to look for. i will go to Amazon and check it out. lol.