Monday, March 26, 2012

Early Review: Plague Town by Dana Fredsti

Plague Town is the first book in the Ashley Parker series by Dana Fredsti and a Horror Novel from Titan Books.

Book Blurb:

People are dying.  Then they are waking up.  Hungry.

In the small university town of Redwood Grove, people are succumbing to a lethal strain of flu.  They are dying - but not for long.

Ashley Parker and her boyfriend are attacked by these shambling, rotting creatures that crave human flesh.  Their lives will never be the same again.

As the town falls to ever-growing numbers of the infected, Ashley and a small band of survivors fight to contain the outbreak - but will they be enough?

My thoughts:

Ashley Parker is trying to put the pieces of her life back together after divorcing her husband.  Enrolled in classes at the local university, Ashley has finally found her niche - now if only she could shake off the last energy draining fatigue of the Walkers Flu - her life would be almost perfect.

That is until she and her boyfriend are attacked by zombies.  Yes, zombies.  Pure instinct drives Ashley to fight the zombie - but more take its’ place.  Ashley and her boyfriend are overwhelmed and Ashley is bitten.

When she wakes she finds that the town has been quarantined and she has survived.  Now under military supervision, Ashley is given the opportunity to train and fight the zombies.  

She accepts.  

Ashley and her team work to clear the campus of zombies and rescue any survivors before moving on to the outlying areas.  Just when it looks like the tide is turning in their favor - news reaches the team that this is only the beginning...

I absolutely loved Plague Town - this is how I picture the zombie apocalypse.  

Ashley is snarky and smart a$$ed and doesn’t take any crap from anyone.  But she is also sympathetic and willing to help others.  She’s just a regular person who’s survived an extraordinary event.

I can’t wait for more 

I give Plague Town 5 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (April 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857686356
ISBN-13: 978-0857686350


Mirjam said...

Horror is not really my thing, but I might still add it to my list. After all it does sound interesting and I need to read a horror book for the Eclectic reader challenge. :)

Michelle Greathouse said...


I think it's listed as horror simply because it's about zombies. It's not really scary - but it is a bit violent and gory with the zombie head bashing and such. :)


Dana Fredsti said...

Thanks for the lovely review, Michelle! And yeah, I think it would fall more under paranormal or urban fantasy (with zombies) than strict horror...

Sullivan McPig said...

Oh!!! I must have this book!!!