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This wound up being a great second book in the Strandville Zombie Series. I really am finding that Belinda Frisch has an interesting imagination. And it must be very gory! Which of course I love!
I normally do not enjoy when a storyline jumps months but in this it made sense. The first book shows how the zombie outbreak occurred, readers do not have to know every detail between now and then. This way the reader is able to get the meaty bits of the story, not the blah, blah, blah. And I think Belinda Frisch did a great job accessing where her readers were going to want to pick back up with the characters.
I listened to this back to back and enjoyed the narration in this just as much as book two. I mentioned in my first review that it is odd to hear a woman narrator but Julia Farmer once again hits the nail on the head. She narrates the hell out of this! I really think no matter how great of a book you have, if the narration does not fit, then it just does not work. With Belinda’s writing and Julia’s narration, this winds up being awesome.
One thing I don’t understand is the plot story line with Allison. I will have to go back to ensure I am wrong or not but the whole line with how she took the drug. It was her choice but in this she decides to blame Zack. He completely takes the blame for her taking the shots. She did say she did not want to be treated anymore AFTER already taking the shots. But by then neither of them had a choice. I know Zack wanted her to take the shots but after the entire issues with the shot he did not want her to take it. So… this entire chapter, about halfway through, confused me a bit. Doesn’t have much to do with the entire plot, but with hers and Zack’s it does make a difference.
That’s just a hint of Belinda’s fantastic writing and although I have a few questions, and I am curious if there is going to be a third, the book ended with me feeling pretty good. I really enjoyed that Belinda definitely made it apparent that karma was prevalent in the apocalypse! Although, interestingly some people I thought I would like, I wound up not, and vice versa for those that I did not like. I think that again speaks to the great writing when a villain is able to turn into nearly a hero!
I really hope if there is a third, that it will also be read by Julia Farmer. I will be the first in line to pick that up!
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