Blogging from A to Z Extra! – Apocalypse Z

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Blogging from A to Z Extra! – Apocalypse ZApocalypse Z on October 23rd 2012
Genres: Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Horror, zombie
Pages: 397
Source: Purchase
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The dead rise…

A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news—it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.

Humanity falls…

A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog would ultimately record humanity’s last days.

The end of the world has begun…

Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called “Safe Havens” are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves. Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, a lone survivor will give mankind one last chance against…

Reading Challenges: A to Z, Book Blog Discussion

Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

       Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

More info can be found at Blogging from A to Z and the full list of bloggers is here!

 

  • “A” post   —  April 1, 2018 (No fooling! 😁 )
  •  After Challenge Survey  —  May 3, 2018
  • Reflections  —  May 7, 2018

My A to Z Challenge: Apocalypse Z

Okay, I’m doing a Z which of course is going to incorporate zombies! But, I felt like this book deserved it’s very own day. Although mainly a regular zombie book, with a beginning that made me a little frustrated, I loved this. It’s freaky! I still haven’t purchased book two, and I’m kicking myself, because if it’s even half as good as this one, OMG, I’m going to freak out.

I’m not going to talk too much about zombies in this post, because that’s coming soon, but here’s my full review on Apocalypse Z! If you haven’t read it, go get it!

I’m so super excited, and totally freaked out of my mind right now! This is horrific in every sense of the word. My heart was palpitating! I even had to put the book down a few times to get my breath and to pretend to blog (hahah for reals though) so I had a reason to walk away! I know… absurd but totally true.

Someone has opened the gates of hell, and you can feel the heat.

Ok, this starts off like any zombiepocalypse but I was a little frustrated that the main character was given pretty much everything he needed right off the bat. Now I’m not talking everything for all of time but for instance the power was shotty and went out so he decided to get solar panels, he only shops a few times a month so he decided to pack up on food, little things like that. Now these things could really happen but I started feeling like the author was giving the main character everything. That’s no fun! Oh but just wait…

First of all this is all written from a blog. Once you get over the fact that he’s sort of given the necessary things for a few days the intensity starts to pick up. It’s not exactly slow, it’s the perfect heart wrenching pace, like the music in jaws. It starts getting to you. What can happen next? And then after that? And then you’re asking yourself OK, if this guy is still blogging he HAS to live through the entire thing right? But then I started thinking, oh crap someone could have found this blog and continued with THEIR story. Screw that, I don’t want this author to die. He loves his cat! It’s the zombiepocalypse and he’s saving his cat for goodness sake! I love this guy!

Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam! Then suddenly the noise stopped. Then it started up again, with those damn bells in the background. It was maddening.

The noise was coming from the floor I was on, not downstairs. From the back of the house. I could have ignored it and gone downstairs, looted what I needed, and left the way I came in. But I’m human. Besides being irrational, stupid, and unpredictable, humans are really curious. I needed to know what the hell was making that noise. Shaking, scared, shitless, holding the Glock in my right hand and the flashlight in my left, I walked to the other end of the house.

Seriously, one thing after another happens, over and over and over again. The only other thing that frustrated me was that he continues to say that he got overconfident right before he screws up for say the tenth time! You want to tell him, Hello! These are zombies! No screwing around allowed. Haven’t you seen Zombieland?! But no, he hasn’t. The way this all started nobody knew anything and certainly didn’t think they were zombies.

We’re screwed. We’re alone. All alone.

Amazing! Other than the couple of issues I had with the author of the blog and then journal, the intensity gets so ratcheted up that I literally didn’t want to stop reading! Last night I had nightmares about zombies eating off my face! File that under awesome… It was brilliantly written and ended fantastically. It is the first of three (I believe) books but they are in Spanish so I have to wait for them to be translated to read them!!! Oy… or learn how to speak and read Spanish…

If you like zombies, you will absolutely love this book. It’s intense but the ride is so worth it. I read that Manel Loureiro is called The Spanish Stephen King and after reading this, I completely agree. I’m a new fan!!! This is like the child between Dawn of the Dead and Zombieland but in book form. It’s a MUST read!

 

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4 Responses to “Blogging from A to Z Extra! – Apocalypse Z”

  1. chucklesthescot

    I can’t read your review as I’ve still to read the book but I like the sound of it. I’ve had it on my ereader for a year now. One of the many I need to get to…

    • Christina

      It’s so good! Go in with a grain of salt, because the beginning is a little set up. I just went with it and I was so pleased I did. Book two is now in English. I’ve had that one forever! I think there’s a book three as well. I need to go look them back up and see. He’s such a great author.

  2. Greg

    Ooh this sounds good! I love the blog angle and yes to rescuing the cat! Gotta save ’em!! It sounds quite intense too from those snippets you provided…

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