November 10, 2018

4*Review: ORIGINS (Zombie Games) by Kristen Middleton

Title: Origins: Zombie Games

Author: Kristen Middleton




Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother’s home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts’ instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down.

When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk, and the living…run!

My take…

This was a quick, intense, fun read...but there were moments it was a little too “fun”. One of the characters was nearly killed by her husband, and she made jokes about it constantly and barely batted an eye that he was now dead in their garage. The dead is coming back to life? Ah, just make a witty one liner as you bash the brains out of your newly dead neighbor. It was just hard to feel anything for some of the characters.

Aside from the immaturity of some of the characters, the story was actually intense and addictive. I loved how it all started and how the virus spread. It really makes you think twice about flu shots for sure. But I am still on the fence if I want to continue on with the series. I guess we will just have to see.

4 Stars.

4*Review: BROKEN WORLD by Kate L Mary #zombies


Author: Kate L Mary


When a deadly virus sweeps the country, Vivian Thomas sets out for California in hopes of seeing the daughter she gave up for adoption. Then her car breaks down and she’s faced with a choice. Give up, or accept a ride from redneck brothers, Angus and Axl. Vivian knows the offer has more to do with her double D’s than kindness, but she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to reach her daughter.

The virus is spreading, and by the time the group makes it to California, most of the population has been wiped out. When the dead start coming back, Vivian and the others realize that no electricity or running water are the least of their concerns. Now Vivian has to figure out how to be a mother under the most frightening circumstances, cope with Angus’s aggressive mood swings, and sort out her growing attraction to his brooding younger brother, Axl.

While searching for a safe place to go, they pick up a pompous billionaire who may be the answer to all their problems. Trusting him means going into the middle of the Mojave Desert and possibly risking their lives, but with the streets overrun and nowhere else to turn, it seems he might be their only chance for survival.

My take…

This book was one of those stories I had tried to read several months back, but just couldn’t get into it. I found myself struggling. So I put it down, with hopes of trying it again at a later date. I mean...zombies!! I love zombies. And I love this lady’s other works. Fast forward to now and I thought I better try again. I had just came off a tear jerker of a contemporary romance and needed some gore to ease my soul. And I got to tell you...this book did the trick and it was fantastic.

I loved all the different characters that somehow survived the sickness that killed off a majority of the world. Their diversity was a welcome sight and I eagerly inhaled all that they had to tell. I love that they were such a mismatch group. It definitely made the story worth the read.

I look forward to more of this series and cannot wait until I get d
one with a few books so I can jump right back into it. The zombies and goodness is just getting started and I have to know how everyone fares from here on out.

4 Stars!