Many of us already know how we'd react if the zombie apocalypse struck, but what would you do if the zombies that came for you didn't eat you? What if all they were instructed to do was bite you, so you'd be infected and added to the horde? Uh, if you caught on to my wording, you'd have noticed, I said instructed. Yup, these Z's are mind controlled!
Perrin Briar, the author of Swiss Family RobinZOM and other stories has brought readers, Blood Memory, In this 4-book season, a handful of people are floating aboard the Hope Tomorrow, a sailboat. They're doing their best to avoid the coastlines, since they're covered in zombies but visit land whenever they need supplies.
When they come across a body floating in the water, they hoist it in, checking if he's alive, because they're do-gooders in the land of dead things. And guess what? He is! And he's got amnesia! Though he can't remember much, he is an asset to the crew, in fighting skills and bravery. Sadly that's not all he's got.
Though the crew have the Suez Canal at their bow, their stern's being followed by a madman. A man who can control zombies and able to telekinetically battle with people called Overlords, like himself. And he knows the amnesiac onboard the Hope Tomorrow. And he wants revenge!
I think these are the first books by Mr. Briar that I'm not crazy about. Okay, let's get it out there that I have not read the first season at all. I must not have been with him when Season One was published, so I have to go back and read them. They may explain why some odd things are happening, but that's not why I was a bit disappointed.
First off, it's the zombie apocalypse. I don't care if they're being controlled or not- you help when it doesn't put your crew in danger. There's no saving villages and such when you're about as close to death as the reapers is to his scythe! Anne, was a pain in the butt and I'm sorry, I'd have booted her from crew a long time ago. She even got Jessie, a young girl, to do the same thing! And in Book 3- she burned down a village to warn them of the on-comong horde of zombies? What the wha? And then had the nerve to feel bad because she stabbed a man. How can one man irk your senses of guilt but burning down everyone's homes (and the people) doesn't even itch?
Anyway, things like that happen throughout the series. If it happens in the first season, I don't know if I can read them. I was annoyed so much by the things these people did- it just didn't make sense to me. I loved all of the other Perrin Briar books, but this one was just too much to take, I read them all, but found myself at the ends of 3 & 4, sorta thumbing through because I was so irritated.
I'm going to go back, should I finish the month's reading #TBR early enough. I'll read season one and pray for some explanations as to why things are happening the way they are, because that's the interesting part of the story. The best part about Zompocs is that they can go any way the writer chooses. Weird stuff can happen all they want, but they must make some sort of sense. Have you ever read Friend Green Zombies?
On to another book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
* AffairyTale is next.
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