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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Survivors Book I: Summer by V.L. Dreyer #Zombie #ReviewShare @VL_Dreyer

The Survivors Book I: Summer (The Survivors, #1)The Survivors Book I: Summer by V.L. Dreyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What were the main themes of the book? Firstly, I must say that you can expect all the usual elements of a typical zombie novel in this book. But what will blow you away is the author’s imaginative writing and descriptions that enable you to be present for each and every scene. The central premise of the novel is survival. Execution is almost flawless although the constant change of tone from happy to sad and vice versa was a bit too much to keep up with.

Does the plot come across clearly? It does and the author had me spellbound from the first paragraphs. Despite the flashback sequences and the jumps to other characters or events, she stays true to the plot and does not stray. I recommend both book and author, I for one will be looking up other books by her.

Were you able to connect with the main character and why? Sandy’s predicament does seem a bit unrealistic. However, without too much analysing, she is the unlikely heroine who is easy to connect with on an emotional level. Her loneliness, confusion and need for (non-zombie) human contact is what many people go through, young and old.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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