I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Undying by Valerie Grosjean
on October 15th 2013
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, zombie
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
This is a story of love . . . and zombies.
When eighteen-year-old college freshman Christian discovers his dormitory is crawling with the living dead, he knows he has a problem. But once he learns the whole country is overrun by the flesh-eating horde, he must race to protect what matters to him most.
Sixteen-year-old Iris, the girl he loves, is stranded eighty miles away, alone and completely unaware of the gruesome threat surrounding her.
Christian’s plan is to evade the zombies, drive the distance to rescue Iris, and get them both to his family farm—where there are guns, fuel, and everything else they’ll need to survive. His mission seems simple: Get the girl, get to the farm, and stay alive.
Things get complicated when Christian is forced to make an unthinkable choice between Iris and his family. Someone he loves must die, and he must decide.
This wasn’t the absolute best zombie book I’ve read but it did have all of the above and it had some parts that jump out at and make you want to scream like a little girl! Plus the fact that Christian knows the people that are turning into zombies, I really think it added a dimension that isn’t seen very often in most zombie books.
What I loved! The characters! Even the zombies. Since Christian knew these people seeing them turn into zombies or seeing them eat other people added a huge horrific aspect. The idea of killing zombies isn’t all that horrific but when you know that person and have been with that person it’s a whole nother story and a hard one to swallow! (hahah, pun so intended!)
And this was SO realistic. Christian had some crap to deal with for sure. And each move he made I was thinking, yup I probably would have done the same thing, even in the stupid circumstances. He’s scared out of his mind but he’s still making honest, understandable choices.
The only downside is that it wasn’t a crazy, awesome zombie plot. It’s about survival and that’s not really out of the norm or anything different than what is out there right now. But people that love these kinds of books will enjoy this one, for sure. It had my heart palpitating through a good 75% of it!