Last week rocked along fairly well. I've taken a new job within my company and my brain is filled with new info - but I still found time to read. :) I needed that break.
This weeks' genre theme is: Zombies (you had to know they were coming)
ZPOC: The Beginning by Alex Laybourne - 4 Stars ****
The zombie apocalypse has begun and for a band of military survivors, trapped miles from their base, hunting the dead is just another war to be fought in the name of freedom.
For some, the end was always on the cards, and being prepared was the name of the game. Yet, when faced with the reality of the new world, being prepared is not always enough.
Stranded in a harsh and violent world, there is no single path for survival. It is time to …
Hunt, survive and thrive.
The Infected: Jim's First Day by Joseph Zuko - 4 Stars ****
On a day like any other, Jim Blackmore finds himself at ground zero of the zombie apocalypse.
He is forced to run a blood-soaked gauntlet through a city overrun by an insurmountable horde of the dead in a desperate attempt to reach his wife and two small children. As he fights to get home he discovers that the living are just as dangerous as the dead.
But does Jim have the strength of will to survive the perilous journey?
Dead: Snapshot - Estacada, Oregon by TW Brown
4 Stars ****
Welcome to Estacada, Oregon...population, 2,713.
Ken and Bennett Johnson own Fearless Brewery, a place where you can come in for a bite to eat and sample their newest beers in a relaxing atmosphere...until the undead rose and began to destroy humanity. The big cities are falling--or have fallen--and Ken decides to spearhead an operation that will help keep not just a handful of survivors alive, but as many of the town's citizens as possible. It will be no small feat as he faces not only the walking dead, but also small town squabbles and worse...outsiders.
Nano Z by Brad Knight - 4 Stars ****
Fired from his job of twenty-two years, Mack is contemplating his bleak prospects when things take a turn from bad to worse.
While desperately trying to survive, he unwittingly helps Amber, a fourteen year old girl with a dark, troubled past.
Brought together by overwhelming circumstances, Mack tries his best to protect her as they travel through lawless lands with roaming undead. But what they are forced to endure may be more than either of them can handle.
Affliction by Dottie Daniels - 4 Stars ****
Twenty-six year old paramedic Seanna Burges wakes up five hours late to the sound of breaking glass on what was to be the eighth day of her work stretch. She finds out the hospital she works at along with most other parts of Allentown, Pennsylvania has been overrun with people who quickly succumb to an unknown but fast-acting infection that causes them to reanimate only to inflict the same outcome on anyone they can. By now, her hospital has been closed and reporting to work is both useless and dangerous.
Seanna is subsequently bitten during her travels to reach her loved ones, however there's one difference between her and the countless others who've become infected: she remains alive. Unbeknownst to her, there is a very intentional reason why.
That's a wrap on Zombie week. I am sure they will show up again - you know how I love them. :)
I hope you are reading something wonderful.
As always, thanks for stopping by.