Friday, May 04, 2012

{Review} What Zombies Fear by Kirk Allmond

ASIN: B005M3M80A
Page Length: 159 Pages
Author: Kirk Allmond
Publication Date: Septmber 8,2011
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When Victor Tookes went to work that beautiful spring day he never expected to see a man eaten in the street in front of his office. After convincing himself that they really were zombies, he makes a trip from his house in Pennsylvania to his family home in Virginia, battling zombies all the way. His three and a half year old son was bitten on the leg, but doesn't turn into a zombie. Instead, he turns into something more than human.

Victor and his friends discover that not all zombies are created equal, some of them are smarter than others. Some of them are even able to pass for human.

Review:
I bought this book Free on Amazon a few weeks back, it was about Zombies and had a pretty good rating, so really why not give it a shot. Well let me tell you, I am so glad that I did. What Zombies Fear is a really unique take on your run of the mill Zombie Apocalypse. These Zombies are more parasitic then plague driven and that is pretty cool to see.

The Story starts out following a pencil pusher named Viktor, he says goodbye to his wife and son and heads out to start the day just like dozens before. Once at work the action picks up and we very quickly learn that something has caused Zombies to rise. After saving his son and wife they embark on a journey to meet up with the rest of his family at this mother's farm and along the way learn that not all the zombies are slow and stupid but some are smart and have heightened abilities. The Zombies also have there sights set on Max, Viktor's 3 Year old son. He's special and the Zombies know it, so it is up to Viktor and the rest to keep him safe.

What Zombies Fear does a great job blending the zombie element and that of the otherworldly paranormal that cause the survivors and Zombies to have extraordinary abilities. I'm not sure why only some people are affected but the Survivors guess it might be a genetic mutation. At least in this book no hard proof of why is mentioned. I found the smart zombies highly creepy, especially because some look almost normal and only when they try and rip your throat out do you realize they aren't. Also having Zombies organize, able to communicate and plot strategy is scary. Those are the Zombies of my nightmares.

Overall this was a great book with well developed characters,strong character driven plot and fantastic world building. If your a fan of the genre and looking for something new and unique, I highly suggest picking this book up. I will be giving What Zombies Fear ★★★★.

6 comments:

  1. I'll have to tell my husband about this one. It sounds good.

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    1. It was pretty darn good and I am tough to please when it comes to Zombie books.

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  2. OK you've convinced me, this one is going right up the TBR! I like the idea of a parasite rather than a virus, and I don't mind a bit of paranormal every now and again!

    Great review!

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  3. Holy cow, I just found this review! Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

    -Kirk Allmond

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    1. Better late than never! Least that's what I've heard. :)

      -Kristin

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