Deadworld

Published By: Trafford Publishing

Book Category: Fiction, Horror

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Reviewed by Shawn Remfrey

It all begins with a scientist in a lab and quickly spreads to frightening degrees. Gabriel Boudreau investigates a crime that makes no sense. Soon he realizes that all over the world similar crimes are being committed. Along with his best friend, Jake, he rushes off to make sure that Renee, the woman he loves, is safe and sound.

Luccia, ”˜Peru’s Pop Princess,’ is attacked while onstage. She and her manager have to make a run for it. Lieutenant Delgado is as freaked out as everyone else by the attack of the ”˜deadheads.’ He needs to set up a perimeter to keep himself and his men safe, even if this means harm to civilians.

This book was a quick, enjoyable read. The characters spring to life even though we don’t have lengthy paragraphs concerning their histories. The relationship between Gabriel and Jake is astounding. Each would die for the other without batting an eye. Gabriel’s relationship with Renee is a little unrealistic, in my opinion, but romantic nonetheless. The book is packed with action from the very first chapter. Not only do we get gory visuals of attacks, but we get brain shards and entrails of loved ones.

My only complaint is that this book is basically the same old zombie material that you see everywhere. If a zombie bites you, you get the disease. You have to shoot them in the head to kill them. They are the living dead who want to munch your flesh. Thankfully, these are not the zombies that move one inch every hour. There are great relationships that are added in, but it’s not enough to pull it out of the same old zombie routine.

Armchair Interviews says: If you like zombie stories, this might interest you.

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