on June 28, 2016 :
I've read a lot of zombie stories and this one was pretty poor. It's not difficult to please me in a zombie book-a few good characters, a zombie outbreak, some tension and teeth. This had the zombies but none of the author things.
The author was all tell and no show, using short clipped sentences that lacked description or emotion. It reminded me of the kids books to help you learn to read, y'know? Mary went to the window. Dexter looked at Mary. Dexter and Mary left the room. It was so monotonous and lifeless that I got seriously bored within a few pages.
The characters had no personality-they were just there and going through the motions. I wasn't rooting for them to survive and they just felt like robots or cardboard cutouts. There was no excitement or tension building which is what I love about zombie books! Everything was told to you and as a reader, I never felt as if I was being grabbed and pulled along for the ride. This story was lacking on all fronts for me and was a massive disappointment.
(review of free book)