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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater

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Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater
Lost in Texas
Rhiannon Frater
Series: The Living Dead Boy 2
Genre: Horror, Middle-Grade
Publication date: October25th 2016

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In the zombie apocalypse, no one is safe. Not even children. That’s what twelve-year-old Josh and his friends in the Zombie Hunters Club discovered when the undead invaded their school in The Living Dead Boy.

Now, Josh and the remaining Zombie Hunters are stuck on a city bus traveling across zombie-infested Texas. With fires burning on the horizon, mass evacuations underway, zombies roaming the countryside, and in-fighting among the adults on the bus creating tension, Josh has never felt so helpless. Despite his father’s insistence that the adults can handle the situation, Josh knows far too well from watching zombie movies that one person can put everyone else at risk.

To his absolute horror, he’s right and he and his friends are running for their lives.

Josh may have always considered himself a zombie hunter, but now he’ll have to prove it to escape the ravenous undead and lead his friends to safety.
-A copy was provided by Rhiannon Frater for review-

As you are all probably aware, I love Rhiannon Frater. She writes amazing books with in depth characters, and tons of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. This follow up to the first book was no exception. The book may be short, but it packs a punch. Right from the start there is a tension about things. The looming threat of zombies, and the people around about to snap from fear and feeling trapped. I flew through this book simply because I had to. I couldn’t stop until I knew the outcome of it.

Josh is back of course and he is undoubtably one tough kid. Yes, he’s scared, but he has seen enough horror movies to know the things that will make you become zombie snacks. He is very much calm and collected most of the time, and is for sure someone I would want to be leading me through the zombie apocalypse. He runs into his fair share of trouble when things go really wrong at a pit stop at a truck stop, but he manages to get through with the help of his friends. the ones he has left anyways. He also makes a few others who are pretty aweome.

What I love the most about this series is it is told in such a realistic way. How everyone acts and the things they feel seem very real. It’s an easy book to get lost in and feel like you are really part of it. This may be a middle grade book, but it is full of creepiness. The descriptiveness is on point and the plot flows quickly and smoothy. I can’t wait for the next installment of this series to find out what happens next.

4.5 Stars
4.5 Hot Espressos

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Review: 738 Days by Stacey Kade

Posted by on 06/07/2016 • 4 Comments

It’s been so long since I’ve read a book that completely hooked me and wouldn’t let go. I am so glad that I picked this one up to read because it reminded me of how much I love getting absorbed in a book and nothing can stop me from putting it down. The characters were so complex and amazing, and the story was interesting to read. I needed to know what would happen next and how their relationship would progress. This book gave me all the feels and I had many tears of happiness, and of heartbreak. I felt like I really knew the characters and what was happening to them took a toll on my emotions.

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Review: Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake

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Posted by on 06/02/2016 • 3 Comments

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Posted by on 04/22/2016 • 3 Comments

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Review: Nightstruck by Jenna Black

Posted by on 03/17/2016 • 4 Comments

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Blog Tour: Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff – Review

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Posted by on 03/11/2016 • 4 Comments

 

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Review: Titans by Victoria Scott

Posted by on 02/11/2016 • 10 Comments

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Blog Tour: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – Review

Posted by on 01/30/2016 • 4 Comments

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