Saturday, October 25, 2014

Zurvival Saturday (110) Bite Sized Reviews


Have you ever read a book that when you finished you just felt like, "Huh, that's it?" For me these books are the hardest to review because I find myself neither liking or hating them. Instead these books just sort of exist on my reading landscape waiting to be forgotten.

So for this Zurvival Saturday, I wanted to share my quick thoughts on these books.

First up we have the anthology, Zombies: More Recent Undead
Publication Date: September 2, 2014 from Prime Books. 

My Thoughts: Despite some of the big names of the genre being included in this Anthology it was simply put, boring. Yes, the book has a lot of stories but ultimately I think that was its downfall. The stories I actually liked, What Once We Feared by Carrie Ryan, The Afflicted by Mathew Johnson and What Maise Knew by David Liss were a highlight for sure but considering this anthology has over 35 stories only really liking 3 isn't saying much. Overall, I just think this Anthology was bizarre and the stories in it tried too hard to reinvent something that wasn't broken to begin with. In the end I gave this one ★★★.



Next up is Zombie's Honor by Dane Hatchell
Published: October 14, 2012 from Mind Hemorrhage Press

My Thoughts: As I said on Goodreads, Every character that died deserved it. No seriously, I could not find one redeeming thing about the characters. It's like they all purchased a cliff notes version of "How To Be A Victim in a Bad Horror Movie" guide and just decided to run with it. Now granted this is a short story only coming in at around 7,600 words so some things can be forgiven due to length and maybe if it was longer I'd not have felt so frustrated by everyone but as it stands I just didn't like the story all that much and wish I hadn't wasted my time reading it. In the end, I gave this one ★★.





Last up is Dead Anarchy (Citizen Dead #2) by Kevin Anthony
Published: May 28, 2014

My Thoughts: Since I enjoyed the first book to this series I expected the follow up story to follow suit. Unfortunately, I just had trouble reconnecting with the characters. In a way I think I just didn't like the decisions they made this time around. While certain aspects to their behavior could be tolerated under the circumstances it's the rest of the time that I had a problem with. I did like the stories ending though. In my opinion it was brilliantly conceived and is actually the most memorable moment of the story. In the end, I gave this one ★★★.




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Out of curiosity, Have you read any of the above? 
If so, What did you think of them?

 Leave me your answers in the comments below or feel free to tweet me them @Hermyoni  

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