Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Undying by Valerie Grosjean (28 Days of Review #13)

Undying by Valerie Grosjean

Series: Undying, #1
Release Date
: October 9th 2013
Publisher: Creatspace
Format: Paperback
: 198
Genre: Young Adult – horror, romance
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This is a story of love . . . and zombies.

When eighteen-year-old college freshman Christian discovers his dormitory is crawling with the living dead, he knows he has a problem. But once he learns the whole country is overrun by the flesh-eating horde, he must race to protect what matters to him most.

Sixteen-year-old Iris, the girl he loves, is stranded eighty miles away, alone and completely unaware of the gruesome threat surrounding her.

Christian’s plan is to evade the zombies, drive the distance to rescue Iris, and get them both to his family farm—where there are guns, fuel, and everything else they’ll need to survive. His mission seems simple: Get the girl, get to the farm, and stay alive.

Things get complicated when Christian is forced to make an unthinkable choice between Iris and his family. Someone he loves must die, and he must decide.

This book is straight out of a zombie horror movie. It even states that a few times actually. Really though, the main character, Christian, goes to bed after talking to Iris, the girl he is going to profess his love to and when he wakes up all hell has broken lose. His dorm room is going crazy with zombies, as well as the rest of the world, and it seems him and his roommate are the only ones on campus that are not infected. It doesn’t last very long that way though.

When he finally realizes what is going on after checking his phone, his one goal is to get to the girl he loves. Not to his dad, or brother and nephew, but to the girl that might not even like him back that way. I didn’t much care for that part of the book but everything else was pretty good. I love a good zombie book so it really doesn’t have to do too much to impress me there. There is quite a bit of gore, as there should be with any good zombie book, so if you aren’t into that then I would skip this book.  

You quickly figure out what has caused the virus to spread which is nice because I hate not knowing that. It is a very short, quick read and would be great around Halloween time. I really wish it hadn’t of ended so quickly but I can see why it did. There really isn’t too much the author could have dragged on and it would have been noticeable if she had done that. I would have liked to see more in depth of what happens to Iris and I wasn’t a fan of how that went down. I am definitely interested in reading the second book to see what happens next. I feel like this series or trilogy may get better as it continues.

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{About the Author}

Valerie Grosjean is the author of the young adult novel UNDYING. She grew up on a Nebraska farm. After college, she married and moved to Northern California, where she lives with her husband and their two young children. Her obsession with zombie movies inspired UNDYING, her first novel and the beginning of the Undying series.

*This book was provided by the author, for a blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. 

1 comment:

  1. I love zombie books so this one is right up my alley! I also like the fact that we find out how it spread that's not something that's always known in these stories. Glad you liked it, Laura!


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