Poor

Review:

Alive! Not Dead! - R. M. Smith

This starts off kind of slow and then turns into a real gore fest, which is about the only thing it has going for it. It does have zombies but it’s also about nuclear weapons and the world falling apart. 

There’s a few bad guys but they seem to be glossed over, the book seems to concentrate its many pages on the travelling from place to place. It’s unfortunate that we don’t really get to know any of the characters properly, not even the main one, they don’t tend to last long enough for that and, even when they do, there is nothing to endear us to them. The ending is a bit of a letdown too, it’s very abrupt, with just a strange poem to tell us it’s finished. 

Considering it has nearly 400 pages there are very few points with a lot going on and it has a real tendency to drag enough that I was happy to put it down for an hour, which was unexpected. It was only 99p but I expected more as I have read many free books that were better. It just goes to show that shoehorning everything into one book isn’t always a good idea.I felt let down by this book, the plot seemed good but it didn’t deliver where it needed to.

NOT a zombie novel I would be happy to recommend.

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Crazy Fun

Review:

Deceased Dora - Claire Chilton

Dora is back from hell, but what on earth is she? More important, where are Keiran and Pooey?

With demons, vampires, witches, were-creatures and a scruffy flying unicorn there is never a dull moment in this episode of Dora’s life.

This book is incredibly funny and had me laughing as I read it, but also has parts where I was on the edge of my seat, hoping Dora and her friends would all get through and not end up at the mercy of PISS! (Yes there’s bad guys called that)

Fantastic series and recommended for anyone who likes funny with their paranormal.

This was a review copy from the author.

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Lighthearted

Review:

You'll Understand When You're Dead - Michele Bardsley

This is the first book I have read in this series and I’m glad that I did. 

Set in a town full of paranormals and humans as well as a very annoying ghost cow! Kimmie wants her mother to have a love life, but all Natalie wants is to live her undead life and bake. Add in an unfortunate spell and Matt the psychic, along with lots of pie and you get a very funny love story.

It’s not an overly long book (it only took an hour and a half or so) but the author manages to pack a lot into the story without losing depth. Easy to like characters and a lighthearted plot made this a book that was really a pleasure to read.

Disclaimer: This book was free in return for an honest review.

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Middling

Review:

Blood Squad - Rae Monet

I received this book in return for a review.

 

It was pretty good, decent plot with danger, violence and a bit of romance. It didn’t excite me or have me on the edge of my seat as I read and I wasn’t enamoured of the characters, so I couldn’t give it more stars. Maybe it will improve as the series continues, we’ll have to wait and see.

I like vampire books but I prefer them to have more depth, even humour can be a good thing. Blood Squad is a bit too safe, which some people like, but it’s not for me.

 

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