Some books just naturally translate to audio and suck the reader into their story. Thicker Than Blood by Madeline Sheehan and Claire C. Riley is one such novel. Narrated by C.J. Bloom I quickly became caught up in this post-apocalyptic zombie tale and the characters within. Friendship, survival and a world that seems to have lost its humanity Thicker Than Blood will help alleviate withdrawal symptoms for fans of the Walking Dead.
I love zombies, and Courtney Summers thrilled me in This is Not a Test, so when I learned that the sequel, Please Remain Calm was being released I squealed. Gripping, intense and oh lord I want more, Please Remain Calm satisfied by zombie fix on so many levels.
Midway is a novella in the Harvesting series by Melanie Karsak and the perfect little hold me over till the release of book two, The Shadow Aspect, coming in 2015. While characters are familiar to those who have read The Harvesting, book one it is something anyone can enjoy.
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant offers us another glimpse of life post-rising that occurred in her Newflesh Trilogy. I am not a huge fan of novellas but Grant tells a complete story and this triolgy is one of my all time favorites so I make sure to read each one. I have yet to be disappointed, in fact I only crave more!
To spice things up on Wednesdays between “Waiting On” posts, I am going to share a new feature;”Recipe and a Book Recommendation.” Look for this feature and other topics I am cooking up! Enjoy and let me know if you would like to see more posts like this featured at Caffeinated. Enjoy Death Dip & Zombies!
Last year Annie Walls blew me away with her post-apocalyptic zombie tale Taking on the Dead. The first in the Famished Trilogy it earned a top spot on my Adult Top-Ten Reads for 2013. As you can imagine, I was drooling in anticipation of Controlling the Dead. My friends, it was well worth the wait. Walls has created a fascinating world with characters that have become family. We see story advancement and character development as Walls holds are emotions captive. Mini review: engaging, action-packed and heart-wrenching.
I adored Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful series and was quite curious when she embarked on a dystopian zombie book for her next adventure. Red Hill offered up a made for television break-out, joining together groups of survivors as they made their way to Red Hill; a property that connected them. The writing was beautiful but not without flaws. Mini review: interesting, heart-wrenching and at times irritating.
When I finished this book I just sat back with my mouth hanging open and basked in its glow. Labeled as horror or zombie book, The Harvesting is so much more. Karsak has blended lore, paranormal creatures and fantasy into this post-apocalyptic zombie infested world. The tale is gripping and I became completely enthralled. This may very well be one of my top ten reads for 2013 and I cannot wait for the next book.