What’s on the eReader: Z Risen: Outbreak
February 28, 2016 2 Comments
Since I’m writing a plague novel, I’m reading more zombie novels to get a better understanding of the genre.
This book seems to be your typical zombie novel. It starts sometime after the infection has swept across the world. Done in a diary/journal format the two protagonists survive among a city inhabited by zombies, occasionally coming across other survivors. Some they stick with, others well, you’ll have to read for yourself.
As the cover and blurb suggests, the book is filled with military terms and slang. The whole zombie apocalypse seen through the eyes of a military man. Written in first-person gives you a very limited view of the world and there were a few places where the characters bravado got to me. If the characters were scared, it didn’t come across very well. There’s no real plot other than just surviving, and no real motivation to do anything. I understand it’s a zombie novel, but I wasn’t seeing anything other than the characters just going through the motions. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book with lots of action, just not the kind of zombie story I was looking for.
If you enjoy military-style zombie novels, you will enjoy this story.