Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sixteen year old Jack and his siblings have been locked into a vault designed for them to survive the end of the world. Their father put them there and told them to stay as long as they can and wait for help. It has been months and no one has come to rescue them. They are out of food and out of options. They are going to have to leave to find food, water and hopefully other people.
They decide to open the door and take their chances. What they find when they exit the vault is unbelievable. Half their home is gone and they have to find a way down 13 floors with no stairs.
As they pick their way through the ashes that used to be the city they have grown up in they are pursued, hunted and attached. This would be a hard situation for adults, but these are children.
Their journey will keep you on your toes and biting your nails. I know it is hard to read this way, but I managed. It is fast moving and very exciting. These kids are smart and know how to take care of themselves, but they want answers. Where is everybody? What happen to the city and is it just here or is the whole world gone?
This is a very entertaining book and I didn’t want to stop reading for the things that are required of me, feeding the family, taking out the dogs, sleeping. You know the basics. This is the first book I have read of Jeremy Laszlo, but it will not be the last. I hope there will be a sequel to this book, because I was not ready to leave these characters.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Nightmare of the Dead
By Vincenzo Bilof
Neasa awakens on a train, with her memory gone. She and a fellow traveler are attacked by savage flesh eating monsters after a green mist engulfs the inside of the train. Neasa discovers that she is a feared outlaw that has been responsible for the dead and destruction of many men.
As her memory starts to slowly return she learns that she is part of a secret order, and has been trained from birth to be dangerous and ruthless killers. This organization wants her back so they can use her as their most lethal weapon.
All around her the Civil War is raging, while Neasa is changed by the woman she loves. This romance is the ultimate taboo of this era, because not only is her love a woman, she is also black. They ride side by side in search of Neasa's brother. The brother is the responsible for Neasa's loss of memory and he is also the one who created the flesh eating monsters. He is a mad scientist and is planning to use his zombies to guarantee that his side wins the war. Neasa and her lover want to kill him. The kicker is Neasa’s brother is also looking for her. Neasa is not just a ruthless outlaw, but she is also immune to the gas he uses to turn people into zombies.
This book is a great read. It is very entertaining with an air of suspense that keeps you reading. I really enjoyed it. I love zombies and the Civil War backdrop gives it a different .perspective. Plus Neasa is one tough bitch and really kicks ass. There is so much more to this book, but I don’t want to give to much away
Vincenzo Bilof is a major talent. He writes of horror and gore, he does it elegantly with the words of a poet. I have said this about him before, but he is the Shakespeare of gore. I love reading his books. He paints a picture with his stories that is unreachable by most writers. He has moved up on my list of favorites with each of his books that I read. I am really anxious the read more of his stuff. Great job Vincenzo! I just bought GRAVITY COMICS MASSACRE and can’t wait to start reading it.