It’s a bit apropos with everything that’s going on this days so today I’m going to review Dead Meat: Day 1. To be honest I’m not a huge zombie story fan but I adore Nick’s writing so I was absolutely going to give this one a try. This will be the first review that I do in my new format for reviews so this will be the spoiler free review and then next week I’ll post the spoiler review where I break things down further.
The dead have awakened.
Driven by insatiable hunger.
In eternal search of fresh meat.
The infection spreads like the plague.
Nothing stands between the undead and humanity.
Is it too late to save the world from disaster?
In this new apocalyptic zombie series, we follow events day for day as the world slowly descends into mayhem as the zombies take over.
Day 1: How it all began
Three teenagers find themselves trapped in a stuffy, warm basement. The old lady who used to own the house is now dead. She’s also standing right on the other side of the basement door, scraping and moaning, trying to get in. Patiently. Tirelessly.
How did they end up here? Just a few hours ago, all three of of them were sitting in Thomas’ car, sweating and listening to music, not a care in the world. They were almost done with the paper route when they came to the old lady’s house. And that’s when everything turned to chaos.
A few things to get out right off the bat, like most of Nick’s books, this isn’t a long one. That can be a bad or a good thing depending on the person. For me I don’t mind because he really does a great job at telling a story. They are too short but they aren’t too long either so take that as you will. Also it is not your average zombie story. It definitely takes the idea of undead that we are used to but the causes of it, at least in this book, are not what you would expect.
I liked this book, I enjoyed the characters to be sure, and I didn’t find myself bored with the same old same old zombie story. The story has a pretty basic start, three teens stuck in an impossibly crazy situation and how they handle it. Because the book is so short, things to go quite off the rails quickly but I enjoyed every second of it.
There is a main character driving this story and he is what you would call the leader. He is a genuine character that thinks and behaves the way a teenager would think and behave. I dislike stories that have teens that either act far too young or far to old for their age. Nick does an excellent job with his characterizations of teenagers. Seriously. It’s like he was one or something.
Dead Meat does end in a cliff hanger because this is a series of books, and while some could say that he could smash this all into one book I think breaking it up by days is actually pretty interesting. This is really all I can say without giving anything away so if you are interested in more details keep a look out for the spoiler review of this book.
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