My Thoughts: With most book series they tend to lose their initial spark in their follow-ups, however that is not the case with Dead Days Season Three. Just when you think you’ve got everything sussed out Ryan Casey throws in another spanner in the works. In Season Three you follow Riley, Pedro and Chloe as they take individual routes to a ‘safe-place’ in Manchester. Riley teams up with a man who claims to have the cure. Pedro teams up with an unusual family, and Chloe, unfortunately, stumbles across the darker side of humanity.
I am absolutely terrible at watching any kind of horror film, I’m the one person who screams even at the really obvious jumpy scenes. I’ve been told off for my screaming, because my screams make my friends scream and curse (they still love me though). I’m also the type of person who won’t sleep for a week after watching said horror film, and if i do sleep, I’ll definitely have nightmares. Anyhow, this doesn’t stop me from watching The Walking Dead (I love it) or from reading Zombie books.
If you’re a UK resident and a fan of the Walking Dead like I am, then you’re going to love Ryan Casey’s Dead Days.
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Firstly, oh my god what a cliffhanger! What?! Just WHAT!!!! How could you do this to me? both of you! I was waiting for a nice but stereotypical ending and then BAM, you guys threw in an epic cliffhanger. I was not expecting that one at all.
So I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read any other books by Piperbrook or Adair, and from the many reviews I feel like I really should have. The truth is I didn’t even know these two existed until I stumbled across The Last Survivors and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Even though this book is written by two authors I couldn’t pick them apart, the writing flowed seamlessly.
The Last Survivors is different to other post apocalyptic zombie novels. The story is set three hundred years after the downfall of the last, of what we would call, modern humanity. The story centers around Ella and her young son William. They both live in Brighton, a small and sheltered, medieval type village protected by guards and a circular wall. The demon/zombie virus is transmitted via spores, meaning that anyone can get infected pretty much at any time. The spore referenced in the novel is a real spore that can infect ants today, and thankfully not humans – at least not yet.
I LOVED this book. I truly, honestly, loved this book. It’s taken me a while to write this particular blog because I cannot adequately explain the awesomeness of this story, but… I’m going to give it my best shot.
Right, well, let’s start with what I think ‘Warm Bodies’ is really about. It’s a clever story which takes real problems from the world today, turns them on their heads, and combines them into a twisted, zombie, love story, with references to William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. You have the main male character ‘R’ based on Romeo and the main female character ‘Julie’ based on Juliet. However, if you’re not a Shakespeare fan and can remember the long stuffy English lessons, reading words from old English that nobody but the teacher could understand, don’t panic. Warm Bodies may contain some Romeo & Juliet themes but it differs from Shakespeare’s work in every way apart from it’s utter brilliance…