Friday, 21 March 2014
This was amazing. The creep factor was ramped up to extreme, to the point where I was almost peeking through my fingers at certain bits. I think this was because it's one of those stories where you think to yourself, 'What if?'. I was glued to the book and the characters from beginning to end. Marsha and Josh were great as the tragic heroes, and Dr Laverick was so smarmy and creepy, in places I just wanted to punch him on the noggin! The pace was unrelenting, and the ending was both explosive and heartbreaking in equal measure. I am fast becoming a firm fan of Jacob's work, and I am eagerly awaiting his next release!
Sunday, 16 March 2014
This was gritty and raw and totally uncompromising. I found it very hard to put down. I was drawn into the families suffering, and I stayed there until the bitter end. There was a lot of gore, and some shocking scenes of incest, but that's what Matt was trying to achieve, to shock. The twist at the end was an interesting one, and posed some difficult questions. I understand Matt has a sequel planned, and if it is anything like this then I am sold already!
Thursday, 13 March 2014
This was another great instalment in what is fast becoming a must read series. It was nice to see Jaclyn and Tom working together again, and to see their relationship go to another level. The story flowed well, and I found it hard to put down. The ending was explosive, and there was a nice twist at the end. If I have any criticism, it would be that I was disappointed that Jaclyn didn't break out her best gadgets until almost at the end. it is really just a personal niggle though and does not detract from the action in any way. I am now eagerly awaiting book 6!
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
This was an interesting and new take on the zombie genre. I enjoyed it, and it kept me page turning. The story was fast paced, the characters were solid, and the ending was explosive and unexpected. I liked the overall idea that everyone who dies becomes reborn as a second lifer, and Eric's background story was interesting. The twist at the end was totally unexpected and left me for a loop, and the end seemed open for another possibly to come. I recommend this for people who enjoy zombie stories but are possibly looking for something new.