By Madeleine Roux
Series: Zombie #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
on January 18, 2011
Cover image and summary from Goodreads:
One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse"
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.
I love reading zombie stories. I’ve had this book (and its companion, Sadie Walker is Stranded) on my shelf for years. I’ve also got Roux’s Asylum, and I don’t know why it’s taken so long for me to read one of her books.
The format of the book is told in blog posts by Allison, chronicling her survival following the zombie outbreak. It was a fun twist on a survival-type story that made it feel different from all of the other zombie and survival stories I’ve read.
The things that I liked about this book: Allison, her friend Ted, the fast pace of the story, and Allison’s humour.
The things I didn’t enjoy so much: the romance that takes place later in the book, I never really felt that Allison and her friends were in danger (I knew they were in danger because ZOMBIES, but I just never felt any tension or suspense or fear for them).
Overall, this was a fun, fast-paced read and one I recommend if you’re a fan of zombie stories. I’m looking forward to reading the companion!