I’d like to thank Alessia for contacting me to do a review of this book. I was unbelievably excited when I read the synopsis as I love zombies of all kinds. I was delighted to find a new zombie series to get my teeth into!
About the story (Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl)
This zombie book was funny, heartwarming and extremely entertaining with just the right amount of gore.
When Eve starts displaying strange symptoms after a bite from a monstrous creature during an archaeological dig in Egypt, the action quickly mounts. Egypt, tombs and Egyptian artifacts have always interested me and I loved the scenes set there. I hope Eve returns there later on the series!!
Eve is a flawed character, just like the rest of us, and that’s why I liked her do much! She’s straightforward, impatient and her friends mean everything to her. She puts some people’s noses out of joint but cares so much about the people she loves. In Zombie form this is heightened and I’ll let you decide if you like her or not.
I liked seeing the story from all three of the main characters – Eve, Cam and Alex. Eve’s friends Alex and Cam support Eve all the way. I hope my friends treat me the same if I ever become infected! Friendship, family and blossoming romance are surprisingly at the heart of this book. Eve’s little circle of friends reminded me in the best way of the Scooby gang.
My favourite parts of the book were the action scenes. I could see them as vividly as if I was watching an action movie. I don’t know if I can pick a downside but the only thing I can say is it ended on a real cliffhanger, making the reader want to jump straight into the next book. I’m not totally sure it could stand alone outside of the series but that’s just fine with me as I adored book 1 and am dying to read the next books in the series!
I’d recommend this to teens upwards who like gory, thrilling and adrenaline filled reads with a dash of romance.
About A. Giacomi