Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Wednesday, December 5, 2012




Survivor Roundup (The Zombie West Series, #2)Survivor Roundup by Angela  Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:
Red always knew she would have to face the man who nearly destroyed her. She just didn’t figure it would happen so soon...

With the plague sweeping across the nation, destroying many and turning others into walking corpses, survivors head West in search of a chosen land, a place designed to keep the infected out, while sealing survivors inside. In theory, the idea seems the only way to keep humanity alive. In practice, it doesn’t matter whether a person is on the inside or the out—there is no humanity.


...And even though John Gatherum hunted her down and instigated their reunion, Red’s no longer the passive girl he once manipulated. This time, she has a hidden agenda of her own.

Kill him. Save her family. Save herself.

Review:
This zombie western is an exciting, action packed read that's full of guts!
I haven't read book one of this series and I think I wish I had first, just because I enjoyed the characters so much that I wanted a bit more of a back story for them. Although, I didn't read book one, I wasn't so left out of details that I couldn't really get into a good story. I still plan on reading book one to fill in some of the spaces.

SURVIVOR ROUNDUP is a unique twist on the zombie genre. I love that the author mixed cowboys and zombies. I was also intrigued with the premise and just after reading a couple of pages, I was hooked. It's such an original, fast paced read that will have you feeling a string of emotions.

The characters were nicely written and expressed well. I loved Red(Elizabeth). I couldn't imagine going through what she has in such a short amount of time. It was tragic. I also enjoyed Trance. He's a great character who's loyal, loving and determined. I felt pain at the loss of a certain character, but I guess there's always loss in a zombie apocalypse.

One thing I have to say is because I didn't get the full introduction, since I missed book one, I didn't really see it as a YA novel. Not much indicated it as such. I may have missed the part where she told her age, but I couldn't seem to find it mentioned said in the novel. Either way, YA or adult, this novel rocked! It has The Walking Dead touch, where you have a variety of characters you're routing for and seeing them survive is one hell of a ride! I can't wait to read Dead Plains, which will be released in the Summer of 2013. Come onnn Summer!



BIO:
Angela Scott hears voices. Tiny fictional people sit on her shoulders and whisper their stories in her ear. Instead of medicating herself, she decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. She's not crazy. She's an author. For the most part, she writes contemporary Young Adult 
novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, she found herself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West--and loving it. Her zombies don't sparkle, and they definitely don't cuddle. At least, she wouldn't suggest it. She lives on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of her love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn't require math. She can't spell, and grammar is her arch nemesis. But they gave her the degree, and there are no take backs. 

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