Book Review: Z Towers: An Apocalyptic Plague: Made In America by Jay Zano

June 7, 2017 Book Reviews, Horror, Zombies 0

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Book Review: Z Towers: An Apocalyptic Plague: Made In America by Jay ZanoZ Towers: An Apocalyptic Plague: MADE IN THE U.S.A. by Jay Zano
on April 16th 2017
Genres: Apocalyptic, zombie
Pages: 190
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Tyson starts his day like any other, working at the most recognizable skyscraper in New York city. The day takes an unpredictable turn as the building is suddenly placed under a military quarantine. The containment is due to the mysterious release of a rapidly spreading biological agent which turns those infected into ravenous zombies.

In an attempt to survive, he and a few colleagues clumsily navigate their way through a maze of deadly encounters with infected, flesh hungry co-workers. As they try to escape the clutches of death, they unwittingly discover that the infecting agent was intentionally unleashed to cover up a controversial weapons program which was secretly being developed inside the building’s laboratory.

Join Tyson and his friends on their terrifying and emotional quest for justice and freedom as they make their way through Z Towers!

 

First, I have to say, I love that cover. Gives a semblance of an idea of where this story is taking place while also being dramatic enough to catch attention. Love it!

That said, this entire story takes place in this corporate tower where a plague has just broken out. I can only imagine, and have been able to see what this would be like by watching movies like Quarantine. It sucks to be stuck in a place where you know there is no getting out and maybe the enemies are not just on the inside. Fortunately these guys are smart enough to realize that they are stuck in an office building and there are zombies hunting them.

Hunting may not be the correct word here as the zombies are not intelligent but being newly formed, they are fast. The hardest thing for this small group to deal with is the idea that these were coworkers. And this is spread out over one day so it’s not like they had a week to get over this, their coworkers were human just an hour ago.

The one downside is the political atmosphere in the beginning. I read books to escape reality but the antagonist just happens to mirror someone in politics. The entire political atmosphere mirrors what is happening in the United States today, down to nuances of the candidates. This was so frustrating. I wound up speeding through these parts because I do not want to deal with these during what is supposed to be my fun time. That said, these characters are supposed to be caricatures of the original so I just moved along to the plot.

The main characters are fantastic. There was one character, Sid, that makes some strange choices. Some I get and some I absolutely do not understand. Nor do his friends. I don’t remember there being a reason behind one of his choices either, although it seemed like maybe he was sick or something. His vision keeps getting fuzzy but without an explanation I can only imagine what is wrong.

For the most part the story was fantastic. I especially liked that this does not go the same route as other zombie stories. It is different and fresh. Although the same basic plot as something like Quarantine, it did stick out in other ways, like how each of the characters deals with this situation.

In short: Fun, easy read. I’ve been meaning to get to this for a few days and once I opened it, I had it done within hours! I am hoping there will be another although there is a nice wrap up at the end.

 

Rating Report
Plot
4.5 / 5
Character Development
4 / 5
Writing Style
5 / 5
Personal enjoyment
5 / 5
Cover
5 / 5
Overall: 4.7 / 5

 

 

 

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