Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Review: Zombie Attack!: Rise of the Horde

Title: Zombie Attack: Rise of the Horde

Author: Devan Segliani

Series: Zombie Attack! #1

Publisher: Author self published

How obtained: Thank you Devan Segliani for the ebook

When 16 year old Xander's older brother Moto left him at Vandenberg Airforce Base he only had one request - don't leave no matter what. But there was no way he could have known that one day zombies would gather into groups big enough to knock down walls and take out entire buildings full of people. That was before the rise of the horde!

Now Xander is on the run, fleeing south to Port Hueneme to locate his brother with nothing but his martial arts training and the katana blade left to him. Along the way he'll have to fight for his life against other survivors, neo-Nazi's, outlaw bikers, gang bangers, cannibals, cult members, and a seemingly endless sea of flesh hungry zombies.

But Xander is far from alone. Traveling with him are Benji, a 12 year old comic book geek, and Felicity Jane, a childhood celebrity with wild mood swings. Will they make it together in one piece to the safe zone or will they become the next meal for a hungry horde of wild zombies?

Zombie Attack! Rise of the Horde is filled with pulse pounding undead action from the very first chapter up until the bitter sweet end. From rock stars and celebrities to false prophets and miracle workers, this book has it all! The story takes off like a bullet and doesn't slow down until the last sentence. You won't be able to put it down!

The blurb promised a non-stop ride and the book definitely delivered. Most zombie stories can't stray too far from the classic story line and even though there are many elements of that in this story, don't let the cover shy you away, there are also many refreshing and surprising twists.

Xander is a very admirable character. He was carefully crafted and he makes the story so much more realistic. He's strong and smart, not afraid to use his katana but there are moments that will remind you that he still is a sixteen year old that is just looking for his older brother. The mission is quite clear throughout the whole book and there are many events that keep that attention.We all know the crazies come out when the zombie apocalypse hits and Xander along with Benji, a 12 year old innocent boy fends them all off. The love aspect of the book was a nice touch, but the book would not of lacked without it. 

I liked the whole idea of a horde of zombies. Most people would expect, and it was even brought up in the book that zoms were mindless and unable to work together but time and time again, it seems like they do when they attack a large stronghold. 

This was definitely a captivating zombie, dystopian story so don't hesitate to give it a try. :]

Look forward to the next book in the series by Devan Segliani.

I give Zombie Attack!: Rise of the Horde an 8/10. It was a refreshing read, and worthy of picking up if you love a good zombie story.

Read up a storm! :]