Late October TBR (zombie – dystopian themed)

Hello my lovelies, I am finally moved into my new house (I will write about this on a later post) and I am struggling to catch up with things and juggling work as well. I’ve had the most exhausting two weeks in my life, but I am glad it is all sorted now!

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Since it is October and my all time favourite holiday is Halloween, I am going to read books that fall into a spooky, zombie-ish or dystopian theme. I am so excited about this month, that I believe that I  have gone completely overboard with this TBR list.

So, without further ado, the books:

1993860World war Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks – if you’ve seen the World War Z featuring Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, then you would probably want to read this book that inspired the film. I absolutely loved the movie so I am looking forward to the book!

 

 

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Undead (Undead #1) by Kirsty McKay. If there is something that could go wrong in a school trip, this is it! Also, the cover! Looks amazing, and I think it will read amazing!

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Infected (Infected #1) by Scott Sigler – “When you do hear the voices it’s already too late”. Mysterious seeds falling from the sky? – check; Plague driving victims to insanity, murder and suicide? – check. What more could I want?

924059Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant #1) by Derek Landy, Tom Percival. 12 year old Stephanie and skeleton trying to save the world from evil? Sounds fun, adventurous and downright spooky!

 

 

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Set Up (Medusa Project #1) by Sophie McKenzie. Secrets projects and children with psychic abilities are on the top of my list of lovable things. The concept sounds really great and I am looking forward to see if it reads as good as I didn’t hear much about it.

 

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A Bargain in Silver (Solis Invicti #1) by Josie Jaffrey. Besides the fact that this cover is totally gorgeous, how could I say no to Josie when she asked if I would review it when it is a “paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London” (Goodreads). I have every intention of finding out it this is as tasty as it sounds, but I think it is!

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Zombie Britannica by Thomas Emson. Zombie overload come my way! Did I say zombies? Flesh eating, action packed story just in time for the creepiest month of the year. Gold!

24686535Bird Box by Josh Malerman. “Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from”. Sold!

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I am also continuing to read Fallen by Lauren Kate, as well as Kings of this World by Peter Bailey! I am absolutely loving Kings of this world. It is such a good read, shame I am struggling to find time to actually read lately.

That’s almost it for this month, but I need something short of a miracle to be able to tackle them all, but fingers crossed!

 

What are you reading the month of October? Is there anything on this list that appeals to you? Can you recommend me some more reads that fit the theme?

Xoxo

Jane.

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Tribes of Decay by Michael W. Garza

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Evolution results in death and destruction. Mia and Rowan are members of the Chayenne tribe surviving in a decaying world ruled by the zombies and the infected. They were born in a world already dead, a world where death cries every night, where each step can be fatal and nobody is spared.

When I began reading this novel, I was surprised from the begging in a very good way. I am a zombie fan, I would devour anything with zombies in it, but I knew it was more than just zombies, it was about humans, about feelings, about how you survive death without losing your humanity.

Mia and Rowan are the main characters and we see the world alternating between the two. At the beginning of the story, Mia and Rowan are trying to overcome the obstacles that keep them from being together. After a hunt goes wrong and his partner is killed, Rowan discovers that the dead are evolving in their behaviours. He tries to warn the tribe, however he is expelled from their protection and forces Mia to run away from the tribe to be with him. These characters are credible and grow immensely in the outside world, forcing them to take hard decisions in order to survive. The choices these characters are forced to make propel the story forward, delivering an action packed novel.

The zombies are very well created, with a clear distinction between the mindless zombie and the infected, which possess more cognition and abilities to communicate with zombie-784914_1280each other. The zombies/infected were exciting and freaked the hell out of me with their death cries every single damn time. I loved it!

Without spoiling the book is really hard to actually say how much I loved the world underneath and how survival changed those who remained alive. The story of Rowan and Mia is beautiful, and it shows that even in the face of death, the beauty of humanity can still shine through, restoring hope. The story was well written and it delivered, even though sometimes it lost me in the action sequences when everything was happening at a fast pace. Certain action scenes were a bit too much described in terms of how they actually managed to escape. I’am a bit of an impatient reader who wants to know and wants to know it now, so maybe that’s why, however it did not infringe on my opinion of the book: AWESOME! I am not a massive fan of dual POV’s but he made it work in this book.

If you haven’t read anything written by Michael, I recommend that you do.

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