Sunday, February 27, 2011

Review: Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

Book Details
Author: Max Braillier
Genre: horror
Page Count: 288
Publishing Info: February 8, 2011 by Gallery

My Review
Why I read it: Received review copy
The Plot: Inside these pages lies unspeakable horror. Bloodsplattering, brain-impaling, flesh-devouring horror. You’ve probably read your fair share of zombie stories. But this time it’s different. No longer can you sit idle as a bunch of fools make all the wrong moves. All hell is about to break loose—and YOU have a say in humanity’s survival.  (This book is in the classic "Choose your own adventure" style, which was very fun!)
The Characters: There really are no characters here.  You are the main character, except that you're a young man.  So, if you're a woman like me, it can be a little harder to put yourself in the slot of the main character and play along.
The Setting: I think most of the story takes place in New York, but that doesn't really matter so much.  All you need to know is that there are zombies!
Who Should Read This? Fans of the old Choose Your Own Adventure books, fans of zombie books.
Final Thoughts: I had a lot of fun with this one, but the one thing I realized is that you can't read it for any long periods of time.  Even though you can pick different paths and read a different scenario, after awhile I forgot what had happened in my current path and what was from a different one, and it all just blended together.  Not to mention that you kind of get sick of it after too long.  This is a fun one to pick up here and there when you don't have much time to read.
Grade: B
Cover Thoughts: I like the cover.  It's definitely not boring, although one could argue that there's too much there.

1 comment:

  1. Tell me about 'receiving a review copy'. How did you go about becoming a book reviewer?