5 Star Book Reviews: PLAGUE TOWN and PLAGUE NATION by Dana Fredsti

April 16, 2013 Book Review, Favorite Books, Urban Fantasy 0

I’m super excited to share these books with you. I realize that they are not really “romance”, but there is a romance as part of the story, some sex, and a hot guy! I enjoyed both books immensely, and I hope you check them out 🙂

*Both of the reviews originally appeared in the April issue of the BTS eMag.
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plaguetown

 

Title: Plague Town

Author: Dana Fredsti

Publisher: Titan Books

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

 

My Rating : 5 Stars

 

 

 

About the Book:

Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down.

A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a ‘Wild-Card’ — immune to the virus — and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.

It’s Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure!

 

My Review:

I want to be Ashley Parker when I grow up!

This action-packed zombie adventure features Ashley Parker: a cool, sexy, bad-ass zombie fighting heroine. Her inner and outer strength, quirky sense of humor, and relatable vulnerability make Ashley one of my favorite female leads of all time. Put her in the midst of the motley crew of immune “Wild Cards” that are her supporting cast and the result is a brilliant group of characters.
As they fight to contain a budding zombie outbreak, our characters face gory battles with rotting zombies and struggle to come to terms with the fact that their lives are forever changed. Despite the dramatic horror aspects of the book, Fredsti manages an undertone tinged with humor. All of this, with a touch of romance and an epic climactic battle make this a fantastically addictive first book in the series.

* I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

 

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plaguenation

 

Title: Plague Nation

Author: Dana Fredsti

Publisher: Titan Books

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

 

 

 

About the Book:

Sequel to the thrilling zombie novel PLAGUE TOWN.

The undead have been defeated in Redwood Grove, CA, but reports of similar outbreaks are coming in. What seemed to be an isolated event is turning into a pandemic.  The last thing Ashley Parker wanted when she went to college was to join the military, but she is one of a select few who are immune to the virus. Gifted with enhanced speed, strength, and senses, she’s recruited by a shadowy international organization that’s existed for centuries, its sole purpose to combat the zombie threat.

Dark secrets begin to emerge, and when an unknown enemy strikes, Ashley and the other zombie hunters—known as “wild cards”—embark on a desperate mission to reach San Francisco. If they fail, the plague will sweep the nation unchecked. And the person she cares for most may die. Or worse.

 

My Review:

What?! It’s done?! But… What about…?!

The second book in the Ashley Parker series could be read as a stand-alone, but the first book is too good to miss!

As a zombie outbreak worsens and threatens the entire country, Ashley and a band of misfit “Wild Cards” must face more zombie mayhem in this gory, action-packed and entertaining thrill-ride. As the situation becomes dire, the mood becomes darker and bleaker. Even Ash’s constant, witty pop-culture references have a dark tinge. As we become more attached to the characters, their mortality is brought to the forefront, and we must watch sadly as their strength and bravado deteriorates, along with the civilized world.

Questions are answered but more are raised and a dramatic cliffhanger left me desperate for more of this clever and addicting horror series.

*I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.

 

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