AZ: Anno Zombie
Book 1 of Anno Zombie
by Peter Mark May
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Pub Date 22 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 31 May 2021
Crossroad Press, Macabre Ink
First fire rained from the sky. Then came the dust storms, covering the Tucson and other parts of the world. And out of this dust, the dead rose from their graves to consume the living and increased its undead army.
Through this maelstrom of terror, ex-soldier Tom Hollinger races across town to save his son, and then with the help of friends old and new must battle for their lives to escape the horror that has befallen his hometown. He thought he had left behind death and killing when he left the army, he was wrong.
His world no longer belongs to the living. A new era has dawned...Anno Zombie
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Average rating from 3 members
A great start to a new series. This book provides a very unique take on the zombie genre of books. There is an abundance of good action scenes, as well as a storyline to hold your attention. I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out. A must read in my opinion for sci-fi and zombie lovers alike.
Thank you to #NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
An exciting start to a new zombie series by Peter Mark May. However, lacking some cohesion and the emotional pull that locks in the reader for the long term.
A veteran and his young son find themselves in an abrupt zombie apocalypse over night. Along with a group of some known friends and other stragglers they picked up. This group is trying to make it's way north of Arizona in an abandoned school bus.
They encounter many zombies of course. Also, the horrifying immoral depths of some of the remaining human beings.
I enjoyed the story and the action. However, I must say, it was a struggle for me to thoroughly engage in the story, as the emotional connections and bonds developed felt only surface level. Especially when a main member of the group would die, it felt almost irrelevant and quickly passed over. I couldn't become attached to any characters as a result. Without the emotional connection, I struggled to care or become fully invested. This aspect was greatly lacking. If the author could provide a more in-depth story line among the survivors, then as a reader I would become much more invested in the characters and their story.
I did like the creative twist on the zombies. The reader is given hints about unusual activity from the reanimated, which seem to imply the zombies may possibly possess some form of intelligence. I hope the author continues this story line into the next book of the series.
Thank you to Crossroad Press via NetGalley for the digital reader copy.
WILL CONTAIN MINOR SPOILER AT THE END OF REVIEW! i requested this on netgalley, i really liked it, i love apocalytpic.survival,zombie stuff so of course i was interested and curious about reading this book. we follow Tom whos is a veteran getting to his ex-wives house to save his son and survive the zombies, he ends up meeting some survivors on the way who he helps and that help him. i liked Tom,he was a good character and narrator,also liked the decisions he made. its a short book and its actually fast pace and i liked all the main characters (tom,anna,tommy,alan,dan,kendra..) i like their interactions and how they were smart,making good decisions and didnt do stupid annoying things. im not used to reading adult so certain parts in the book specially in the beginning certain things that tom thinks/says i was like "ohhh, idk how i feel about this" but after it was ok and i got into the book more. i didnt want anythin bad to happen to our characters ofc. the characters were good people, brave,smart,helpful and resourceful which was good!! it sucked when characters died tho even some they werent main characters (but i thought they were gonna be ). i liked the ending too and the fact that we get a way to end the zombies and what makes them undead. im curious and interested in reading the sequel. i wonder what will happen and who we will follow. i also wonder what happened to some certain characters..i hope they survived.. i also liked that we got multiple povs sometimes, mostly it was toms but sometimes we would get the zombies which was pretty cool, or another character that is dying or a bad guy, or one of the other characters like tommy etc.. overall i would recommend this book for those readers like me that like this genre of books and want somethin easy,fast and good to read!