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Old 09-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #496
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #497
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:16 AM   #498
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Has anyone read The Darwin Elevator trilogy? I just downloaded a sample, and based on the reviews I am excited to read it.

I'm not sure it's a true "zombie" story, but has similar themes (based on the description).
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #499
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Has anyone read The Darwin Elevator trilogy? I just downloaded a sample, and based on the reviews I am excited to read it.

I'm not sure it's a true "zombie" story, but has similar themes (based on the description).
I read the ARC of the first book and enjoyed it more than I expected to - not the best book I've ever read but an interesting mixture of zombies and science fiction (beyond the "normal" post-apocalyptic thing that zombie books tend to go for).

I have the second and third book as well but haven't got to them yet. Definitely plan to, though, which does mean the first book worked well enough for me.
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So I have read the Zombie Apocalypse trilogy by Manel Loureiro. The first book is quite good, but the second and third are a bit of a let down, they drag and some of the elements of the story feel forced, like "I need more pages, so let's squeeze this plot in here". It's an OK read, but not a page turner.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:01 PM   #501
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Hollowland by Amanda Hocking is free on Amazon again today.

http://www.amazon.com/Hollowland-The...rds=hollowland

The audiobook is just $1.99...when you buy the free book
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:14 PM   #502
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I don't normally bother with negative reviews but I thought if I save just one person it will be worth it...........

Just finished the first in the As the World Dies series by Rhiannon Frater called The First Days.

Probably the worst book I have ever had the displeasure to read. My only wish is that I had had the courage to gouge my own eyes out rather than finish this book but I'm one of those anal people who MUST finish books.

The characters were so ridiculous as to be pathetic. Jenni made me cringe every time she thought or said something. All characters started out as cliched caricatures and went downhill into pathetically written stereotypes. The action sequences were only vaguely interesting and not even remotely suspenseful or exciting. The writing was terrible. The number of grammatical, spelling, typing and layout errors showed it had not been proof read. In fact it read like a terrible first draft of a school kids english assignment.

The inane repetitiveness of some things were so grating as to have me screaming. I get it that Juan's pet name for Jenni is Loca but he doesn't need to use the word every time he talks to her and certainly not multiple times in a single sentence or paragraph. And nobody says "Gawd" as much as these people.

Save yourself the time and money and read any other book, whether about zombies or anything else, rather than this one.
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Whilst I respect your opinions I would just point out for balance that you are in a very small minority (not that that makes you wrong). The vast majority of her readers love this series and it is a widely help wish that she return to it some day.
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I think that is the main reason I decided to post my review. To provide a bit of balance to all the positive reviews.

To each their own I always say but for the life of me I can not understand all the positive reviews of this.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:29 AM   #505
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I think that is the main reason I decided to post my review. To provide a bit of balance to all the positive reviews.

To each their own I always say but for the life of me I can not understand all the positive reviews of this.
I appreciate the negative and neutral reviews more than the positive ones. I've found that a lot of 5 star books tend to be severely overrated. A book having a majority of 5 stars raises more red flags for me than ones with a variety. Especially when people come out of the woodwork and essentially tell you that your opinion isn't valid because others liked it.

Not to mention, I checked out the 1-3 star reviews of that book. Even when the reviewers liked the book, they said the same things you did.
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Especially when people come out of the woodwork and essentially tell you that your opinion isn't valid because others liked it.
If that was aimed at me then I respectfully ask that you rethink it. Read my post again. I was careful not to call his opinion invalid because it is not. It is just an opinion. As for coming out of the woodwork check my post count against yours. I remember why I don't post much here anymore.
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If that was aimed at me then I respectfully ask that you rethink it. Read my post again. I was careful not to call his opinion invalid because it is not. It is just an opinion. As for coming out of the woodwork check my post count against yours. I remember why I don't post much here anymore.
It wasn't aimed specifically at you. It was a general comment about how negative/neutral reviews tend to be treated by fans/authors. You were sort of included in it, but should not have been.

I do apologise. This is a forum and not a traditional rating site so the setup is different and I should have thought about my reply more before making it.
Your response was very respectful.
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I was skimming through the Kindle store the other day, and came across Zombie Night in Canada: First Period by Jamie Friesen.
I read the blurb, and when it said that the book was set in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, I thought "what the hell" and paid my four bucks for what I assumed was satire. C'mon, a name like Zombie Night in Canada? *rolls eyes.
What I found very pleasantly surprised me. Sure it's a zombie outbreak book, a little clichéd, but I really enjoyed it.
I read it all in one sitting, and can't wait for the sequel.
The dialogue can be a bit hokey, as is some of the characterization, but on the whole, I highly enjoyed it. Any book that I read in one session is a five star for me.
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