Thursday, July 17, 2014

REVIEW: John’s Shout

Better Stay Dead 1:
John's Shout
Author: Dave Callahan
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Post-Apocalyptic
Publication date: 12.8.2013

Date read: 7.5.2014
Recommended by: Won on BookLikes

Summary: In a world where the dead run and bite … they better stay dead!
     A kid, John, is running to get away from his zombie father.
     A woman, Luanne, will do anything to survive.
     A police officer, Derek, will try to keep people alive.
     Alec Bonowicz has the strongest survival card in miles.
     They find that, in the land of the dead, you must cover yourself from the living too.

Zombies. Zombies. Zombies. There are SO MANY books out there about zombies. And zombie movies too. Some are good, some are bad, some are awesome, and some are completely awful. This one is not half bad. It's the story of a zombie outbreak and you see how different people were effected, and how it really is a small world, especially when you see how characters connect.

I like the two different "bad guys" you have – the stronghold with military people AND the pony tail man and his entourage. They're fun to learn about and I am hoping, as the episodes continue, that it will take a different direction and completely surprise me *fingers crossed*

I've read episodic stories below and, if done right, it ends like an episode on TV does – leaving things open and you wanting to know more – but I felt like this one was a little abrupt with its ending. I do want to continue the series though – and can't wait to see what kind of ending Dave has in store for us.

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