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Student, author, and professional geek.
on March 21, 2016 :
The author is an online friend of mine, so I am giving a honest review to help her. She had said she wrote this when she was just 11 years old, which I find very impressive. Her age doesn't really show in her writing, but of course, that is only my opinion. This story is written in a incredibly smart and creative way; I really do like the way she told the story. However, the first half of the book was a bit slow, and I feel myself getting detached from the story at times. The fact that I feel like I didn't know the female character at all, didn't really help matters either. As a result, I was kind of unsympathetic to her problems. While the ending was shocking, and a little unexpected; I didn't feel very emotional when the ending came because the main character spwas like a stranger to me. All in all, the writing is clever and sneaky at times, but maybe more character and event descriptions would make it better.
I can't wait to read more from this author!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Sep. 28, 2013 :
I'm impressed. I happen to be a fan of zombie stories, despite the fact that almost all of them seem to run together like undercooked eggs. I evidently have a subconscious fear of the zombie concept, since I have had recurring nightmares of such an apocalypse since my childhood. I say all this as a personal backdrop to my review. Delenn has done a wonderful job of writing a story within the zombie genre without falling into the potholes many others have. Her story is original and her characters are fully fleshed out. And this story is as much a cautionary tale, one that will no doubt give me nightmares beyond just zombies: there are worse things to fear than the undead, monsters that walk among us in reality. Without giving away the authors trick ending, Delenn's monsters make zombies seem benign.
(reviewed the day of purchase)