I got this book for free from LT and am so glad that I did. The price doesn't affect my review, so believe me when I say that I truly enjoyed this book. Miles Franco made me laugh. I love that he never really took himself seriously even though he spends most of the book terrified. It was a little Urban Fantasy, a little Pulp, and a little Noir. Whatever it's catagory, it was well written and extremely entertaining. Other than making me laugh, two of the best things about this book were the world building and the twists that I didn't see coming (I usually spot plot twists from a mile away). I look forward to the next Miles Franco book.
Though I am eager to read the second of this trilogy, I am not anxious to deal with the long encylcopedia-like/history of... at the beginning of each chapter. Once into the action of the book, it is quite enjoyable. The problem is that every single chapter breaks up the action of the story as the each chapter is broken into 2 parts. The encyclopedia takes up several pages at the beginning of the chapter while the story itself is the second half. It causes a disjointedness to the action that I didn't really enjoy. Also, I highly recommend using the glossary of many, many pages at the end, which I unfortunately did not discover until almost the end of the book since it does not have its own section in the table of contents. If you can get of the boring encyclopdia/history of... at the beginning of each chapter, I recommend it.
This is the second in the trilogy and I have to say, I skipped a lot of it. Once you get to the action of the story it's good. But like the first of these books, Cardew uses the first half of the chapters to give an encyclopedia-like history of that is unnecessary and dull. Since I read the first book, and had the glossary in the back, I really didn't need this at the beginning of each chapter. Like I said, I skipped most of it. I will get the last of the series, just because I am interested to see what happens. I like the characters, I like the action, and I want more of that. Would I recommend the books? Probably not because of the long winded stuff at the front of the chapters. I don't want to recommend a book and then recommend you skip half of it to get to the good parts. I received a free copy of this book to review which in no way affected my review.
This was a fast paced, quick read zombie apocalypse novel. It's a pretty typical book of it's type, but this did not detract from the book. I enjoyed it. We are introduced chapter by chapter to the major players of the book... and they don't all survive. I liked that there were enough twists that you really never knew who would die next and how they would go. I'd recommend it and have already downloaded the short story, "Air," book number 2 of the series.