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At A Glance
Genre: YA; Horror; Zombies; Dystopian
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: none
Cliff Hanger: nah
Rating: 4 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 8
Series Congruity: n/a
Best Part: All the tech!
Worst Part: so much death!
Thoughts Had: Starbucks thrives!
Continuing the Series: eh
Short Review: So usually you read any zombie book and they're stuck back in the 1990's with no internet/phones/ cool tech, but this zombie book said eff that, have way better tech than we do now, but somehow RadioShack is still in business..... I really liked Georgia, she was a straight shooter and was in the news to report the actual news which especially with what is going on in the world as the time i'm writing my review (covid-19), really hits home about how the news can make or break things. SPOILER: i think it's 100% fucked up that Georgia was killed, i really didn't like Shawn too much, he's a typical boy that really does just go poking shit with sticks for fun, so i doubt i'll read book 2 any time soon
Kelly continues to keep her readers guessing. From a beautiful surprise to a tragic inspiration. There's never a dull moment with the characters she dreams up. Dirty Hookup turns frenemies into what could be something more. Quinn and George are the best kind of romance, because despite the obvious sparks, nothing is smooth sailing. Both author and characters make your heart work to get to a happy ending. Fire and ice ignite an unpredictable flame.
This was interesting. It was a lot to unpack and once I got into it this was interesting. Set in the future after a major virus outbreak. I thought the concept is interesting- everyone has the Kellis-Amberlee virus and it becomes activated when one dies, gets bitten, or spontaneously converts. The virus is helpful in that it kills the cancer cells and other things. The problem is, once activated, people become zombies and require a head shot to die a 2nd time. Animals over 40# also are infected and the same things apply. I can't imagine a future where most don't have pets.
In this future, news is disseminated through bloggers. George (Georgia) is a Newsie (news and truth), her brother Shaun is an Irwin (likes danger), Buffy is a Fictional (stories). There are also Stewarts, Aunties). Together they run a blog/news site that gets chosen to follow the presidential campaign of Peter Ryman whose formative years were shaped by the outbreak.
I liked the writing, the characters, and the general story-line. There's a betrayal by someone close, trusted, and considered a friend. There's a conspiracy, murder. A major character dies in this. I do think this has a good solid end and was on the fence about reading the next. I did read some reviews regarding book 2 and certain things happen that I'm not crazy about, so the train stops at this one. I do recommend for those that like zombie stories.
I read this for Romance-opoly The Gym sun track
I didn´t get much reading done the last two days, because I was in Hamburg, being part of the huge musical choir for the Martin Luther King musical. It´s been a whole lot of fun, but now I´m exhausted. So my plan for today is to take a walk at the Wadden Sea, catching up on your posts and, of course, to do a whole lot of reading.
I started my day off with another hour of listening to Into the Drowning Deep and during this hour the book turned towards "you´ve got to be kidding me" territory. Which was bound to happen, because all the characters are idiots.
This particular scene caused me to do a lot of eye rolling and headshaking:
One character has already been eaten by the mermaids, so everyone is aware that mermaids are around and they know that those mermaids are predators. This doesn´t stop two of the characters to throw a rope down to a "person", who is clinging to the side of the ship, in order to rescue said "person".
Honestly, these characters can jump over board voluntarily for all I care. The book would be over a lot faster that way.
All of the characters, despite them being scientist, are basically able to do this:
I can only take a certain amount of sheer stupidity. And the crew is about to send out dolphins for a first contact mission and since my guess is that these dolphins will end up as mermaid fodder, I´m calling it quits right now.
DNF at 50%.