07 August 2012

Review: Zomblog II by T.W. Brown

Zomblog II (Zomblog #2) by T.W. Brown

Published: 16 December 2010 by May December Publications

Pages: 200 (paperback)

Genre/s: Zombie

Source: Author for review

Check It Out: Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Meredith Gainey is a survivor...and determined to retain that status as the zombie apocalypse wipes out most of humanity. Unable to accept an existence behind walls and fences, she finds herself in constant danger...and she wouldn't have it any other way. 



My Thoughts

A few weeks ago I read the first book in this series, Zomblog, and it wasn't really my thing. I didn't connect with the main character and it was a little lacking in direction. But after a great conversation with the author, I decided to try the second book - the POV changes between books and I did like the new narrator, so what was there to lose?


With that new POV came a new perspective (duh), but also more direction. Meredith is a tough cookie - at times almost too tough, but it's the zombie apocalypse - puppies and flowers aren't really an option. Shes ruthless, strong, stubborn and I thought she was THE perfect character for this story.

And there is direction - Meredith has a goal in mind, and no one (dead or undead), is going to stop her from reaching it. As the world continues to descend into chaos, the good, the bad and the ugly human survivors emerge, and Meredith encounters the whole lot - dealing with them in her typical no-prisoners way.

Zomblog II is a book that I couldn't put down - I had to find out what happened to Meredith and her friends (and enemies), and it's a great example of how writing in journal form actually can work, and work well. It's a rough, intense read, and Mr. Brown has some confronting ideas on just how far human beings will go to survive.


2 comments:

  1. I just picked this book up the other day since I already own Zomblog. Good to know this book won't disappoint. Now to just read Zomblog so I can get to this.

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  2. Thanks so much for the review. This goes down as one of my most rewarding. Now my dilemma is to send you book 3 of the series (Zomblog: The Final Entry) to see if it holds up, or to send you the series I actually want to be known for, my DEAD series (which will be 12 books in length when it is complete) starting with Dead: The Ugly Beginning.

    In any case, I absolutely am thrilled and thankful for the review. And I absolutely enjoy your blog Kat! (And that was true starting with your review of Zomblog. It was the most well-written and concise 2 star review I have ever received.

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