Amy O'Neal


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Smashwords book reviews by Amy O'Neal

  • Fire: The Collapse on June 07, 2012

    I received a copy of the William Esmont book Fire (Elements of the Undead Book One) so I could review it. The book started out switching from character to character. The plot came together quite well once all the characters were introduced. At the end of the book, there were two groups of people who were totally separate, and I still am trying to figure out how the two groups are associated. This is one of the questions that are left unanswered at the end of the story. The basis of the book is when a disease is started (created?) that turn humans into flesh-eating zombies. The story is about the people who survive the initial onslaught and how they survive in the wake of this disaster. Add to it that many of the US major cities have been nuked to try and circumvent the takeover of the zombies and you have an interesting read. The book left many questions to be answered as I read through it, and quite a few of those were left unanswered at the end of the book. They author has already stated that he is planning on writing both a prequel and a sequel to this book, so I hope that some of the questions will be answered in one or both of those books. Overall, the book was well written and enjoyable to read. However, there are several scenes that are fairly sexually graphic in terms of how they are written. These could have been toned down to make this a little more accessible to people who do not appreciate explicitness in their reading. I would rate this book at a 3.5 out of 5.