Tuesday, August 7, 2018

(Book Review) Epidemic of the Living Dead by John Russo

Epidemic of the Living Dead by John Russo

John Russo, decades later, continues to re-invent and bring a fresh take on the zombie horror subgenre in Epidemic of the Living Dead.

The story is about a world that has already dealt with the terrifying plague of the undead. Years later, infected needles are stolen and the town of Chapel Grove, Pennsylvania is overrun with zombies. A lot of people die, and some expecting-mothers are bitten and sent to a maternity ward to deliver their babies. The newborns of these infected mothers seemed to be normal, but as the years go by, these kids start inhibiting strange characteristics and appetites, especially once they reach puberty.

I finished this book in three days because I couldn't put it down! There are so many twists and turns, fast-paced dilemmas and occurrences with the flesh-hungry ghouls, and John Russo kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. I kept turning page after page because the suspense was always at an all-time high. There are no boring parts, I can assure you that.

The main character, detective Bill Curtis, is a very well-written and enjoyable character that I was rooting for the whole time. Each character in the book was believable and either made me hate them or feel some sort of sympathy or approval.

If you're a zombie fan, or just a fan of good horror in general, I highly recommend Epidemic of the Living Dead by John Russo.

I would really like to see this book turned into a big budget movie.

And the book is not just a good horror/zombie story, it has a very well-crafted scientific take.

I received an ARC copy from NetGalley, but now I REALLY want the physical copy of the book.

The book will be available August 28th. Preoder now!

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