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We, The Dead (Zombie D.O.A. Book 19)
We, The Dead (Zombie D.O.A. Book 19)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The end is near., 30 Jun 2014
Here it is, the latest release from JJ Zep book 19 of the zombie D.O.A. series We, The Dead which follows the ongoing exploits of the Collins clan with Ruby, Jojo and Charlie.

The story kicks off right at the end of book 18 with Jojo in camp Pendleton facing a firing squad for the crime of treason. Charlie along with Wackjob and Skye attempting to get to Big Bear where Charlies family is living, & Ruby still working at Cyrus Cain's freak show doing what she does best, killing zombies.

The story moves along at a good pace and each group have their own little stories to tell in this book, but I don't want to say too much without leaving spoilers in this review, but as you can imagine with the Collins kids involved there are bodies and mayhem aplenty.

Book 20, Dead Ever After, is I'm sorry to say going to be the final instalment in this brilliant series, but I'm expecting a Battle Royale with all the main players involved, and not forgetting John Messenger with his undead army, especially given Charlie's last sentence at the end of the book.


Peter Crombie Vs The Grampires (Peter Crombie, Teenage Zombie Book 2)
Peter Crombie Vs The Grampires (Peter Crombie, Teenage Zombie Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A laugh a minute., 22 Jun 2014
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Well if you enjoyed the first Peter Crombie book, you're going to love this one. All the usual characters, plus a couple of special guests. Get it, read it & hopefully like me you're gonna laugh your nuts off.


One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel
One Undead Step: A Zombie Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 22 Jun 2014
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Well, here's a book to get the conspiracy theorists chomping at the bit. Now the truth comes out that the moon landing was faked in a Hollywood studio, & why? To hide a zombie apocalypse of course. I found this to be a very enjoyable book, it's got humour, action, gore, characters that you connect with oh & a little bit of sex thrown in as well. As the story progresses more & more characters are introduced, & the pace picks up but not to the extent that you can't follow the plot, & the ending, well that had me sitting there, open mouthed & speechless. Brilliant.


Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes
Indian Hill 4: From The Ashes
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best so far., 22 Jun 2014
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I will confess I wasn't sure about this series at first, but as it's progressed I've found myself enjoying each book more & more & this one is no exception. In fact I think it's the best to date, with the story progressing, & new/familiar characters being introduced. The banter & one liners between Mike & Dee is brilliant, & you can picture the battle scenes due to the excellent writing style of Mark Tufo. I don't know how many books Mark has planned for this series, but for now Mike has some serious unfinished business with not only the aliens, but people he once regarded as his closest friends. Roll on book 5 I say.


Dead And Dangerous (Zombie D.O.A. Book 18)
Dead And Dangerous (Zombie D.O.A. Book 18)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The saga continues, 12 April 2014
Here it is, the latest release from JJ Zep book 18 of the zombie D.O.A. series Dead and Dangerous which follows the ongoing exploits of the Collins clan with Ruby, Jojo and Charlie.

We start the story with Ruby working security at the charmingly named Bucket of Blood who's summoned for a chat with her boss Montague Pipe, after a particular nasty and bloody altercation with one of the patrons, and meets Cyrus Cain with the offer of a job she has no choice but to accept

Jojo in camp Pendleton stuck in the middle of a revolt by the camp residents and General Bob Harrow whose plan to crush the rebellion boarders on the insane.

Charlie at El Centro who is about to meet the ultimate nightmare, a massive horde of zombies led by the now changed John Messenger who has the ability to not only control the zombie army he has amassed, but can think and talk like a human.

The story builds quite nicely from Ruby's bar fight, and she plays a bigger role in this book than the last one, through to the assault at El Centro and again Mr Zepp leaves you with an ending that throws up more questions than answers and leaves you desperate for the next part of the saga, so I'm definitely looking forward to the next release, We, The Dead.


Kingdoms of the Dead: Chemical Rot
Kingdoms of the Dead: Chemical Rot
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4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies with a twist, 6 April 2014
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Well here it is the latest release from Ian Woodhead, Kingdoms of the Dead, and like a lot his previous books it's a zombie related story, but with a twist. The main characters are Kenny, his sister Diane, Joseph, Rossini, Tony and the twins Mortimer and Daniel, however due to the use of parallel words it does seem like a lot more.

We start off meeting Kenny who lives on a world full of zombies where the populace need daily doses of medication to stave off the virus that will eventually turn them into a zombie.
Kenny's world is turned upside down after an encounter with Rossini and the discovery of the afore mentioned parallel worlds.

The story as a whole flowed along quite nicely once you were introduced to the various characters and how they fitted into things, however there were some parts which got slightly confusing when the characters were crossing over between worlds and meeting their counterparts, but this actually works in the books favour because it means you need to concentrate on what you’re reading and not just flick through the pages, it makes you think about what's happening and the direction it’s leading the story.

Would I recommend it? Yes I would because it's not just a pure horror story and it doesn’t overdo the gore factor, but there's also an element of sci-fi in there as well to keep most people happy as well.


Legend of Mace (Mace of the Apocalypse #4)
Legend of Mace (Mace of the Apocalypse #4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a finish, 27 Feb 2014
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Well here it is, the final chapter in the Mace of the Apocalypse series of books, and boy what a way to bring the curtain down.

Set several years after Children of the Apocalypse, Mace is a changed man, darker, colder and more violent than before due to the change brought about by the virus, killing is the only way to quieten the darkness if only for a short while. The original infected are now dying off but in the distance, people like Mace are coming, and they want to kill all the non infected.

It's sad to see this series finishing but Dan Williams has done a fantastic job with this book, as indeed he has with the previous three books. It's violent, very violent in some places and Mace is normally involved, funny and sad and if you don't finish it with a lump in your throat, you need help.


The Never Dead (Book 17 of the Zombie D.O.A. Series)
The Never Dead (Book 17 of the Zombie D.O.A. Series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars D.O.A. the next generation, 1 Feb 2014
So this is book 17 of the long running Zombie D.O.A. series, and it's this book that see's the role of lead character change hands to Chris Collins son, Charlie.

We first meet Charlie in a small town carrying out on a zombie clearing mission with his team, which they successfully complete but unfortunately Charlie does it against regulations, which in turn results in his team being reassigned, and Charlie shipped out to El Centro, an abandoned town in the middle of Z infested territory, which is manned by a bunch of cooks, clerks and bottle washers, as his Uncle Joe would have called them, which Charlie has to mold into a fighting unit.

The story progresses nicely with the introduction of a few new characters, John Messenger and Skye being the main two, and speaking of characters, some of you may notice the absence of several key players from the previous books, however I suspect this may herald a new direction for the D.O.A. series with the youngsters taking the lead role.

All in all a very enjoyable book, with Charlie and his new commands surviving several zombie encounters, along with an attempt to take over the camp from within, all finishing up with an ending that unveils a new and powerful enemy that will be a threat not only to Charlie and his men but possibly any and all remaining survivors.


Ragnarok Rising: The Crossing: Book Three of the Ragnarok Rising Saga
Ragnarok Rising: The Crossing: Book Three of the Ragnarok Rising Saga
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 26 Jan 2014
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Wow, what a fantastic follow on to The Reckoning. Not to take anything away from the first two books, this is the best book in the series so far as not only do we get a new type of zombie, the stalkers, we meet a new lead character, some brilliant new close quarter weapons but also the introduction of the Beowulf, a .50 cal death dealing machine.

The action is plenty full, frequent and messy when it happens with Wylie not only having to fight off the hordes of the undead, including the aforementioned stalkers, but also other groups desperate to grab what he's gained. There were some genuine moments where I had a lump in my throat, mainly due to the deaths of a couple of characters, and the finish it's self, oh cliffhanger or what. Already chomping at the bit waiting for book 4.


Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening
Ragnarok Rising: The Awakening

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 26 Jan 2014
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Excellent book, finished on a cliffhanger & I'm really hoping the 2nd book is going to be just as good. The characters are really strong & you can connect with them as they come to terms with what's happening around them.


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