Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl (The Zombie Girl Saga #1)
Published: 15th, January, 2015
Genre: Horror, Romance
Age: New Adult
From: Xpresso Book Tours
Eve used to be an ordinary girl, from an ordinary town, with ordinary dreams, but her dreams rapidly turn into nightmares when one grave mistake leaves her a little less than human and a lot less average.
Eve’s not quite the same girl she used to be. She desperately clings to her humanity as new desires, new abilities, and new urges take over with each passing day.
Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl is a tale that takes you on an emotional and terrifying journey as Eve struggles to cope with her new life and find a cure for her strange illness before time runs out. She desperately clings to her humanity as she tries to control the monster she knows is lurking inside her.
Turns out living was the easy part.
What I liked: This book is packed with action that I wasn’t expecting when I started it. I wasn’t expecting something like this story, I imagined a much more toned down type of story but I’m glad I was surprised by this change with how everything happened. The way Eve’s new condition is handled, from how she obtained it to how she was trying to control herself, was fascinating and enthralling. I thought Eve was a great character herself, even though I did have a kind of hard time connecting with her in the beginning. The changing of point of view between Eve, Cam, and Alex was something that, for the most part, I enjoyed reading as it gave a different perspective about the situation from different characters.
What I didn’t like: I actually didn’t like Cam, he seemed overly-masculine (which, given how boys are told to act to be men today that doesn’t surprise me) but at the same time, he seemed too aggressive and it bothered me a bit with how he acted. I don’t think he sees it, but he’s becoming like the person he doesn’t want to be and I get that’s realistic, it just made me feel really distanced from him as a character overall and I ended up no liking him.
Overall Review: I felt like this story read more like a YA book than a NA book for the most part. Nothing is graphic in the sense that it would be safer to market it as a NA book rather than YA in my opinion, although I probably would classify it as an Upper YA book. Also, maybe third person would have worked better for this story with how it was told. With that aside, this story was a lot of fun to read and I did enjoy seeing how it played out. The characters, most of them anyway, were enjoyable and I liked them. While Eve does make questionable choices, I had to remember this is a horror story and (always) the characters don’t make the best decisions which leads them into what ever situation they end up in. Expected pieces aside as well, Eve was a character who I enjoyed following through the story as she tries to learn to cope with whats happening to her. While I didn’t connect with Cam at all, Alex was a character who I think I liked, but I’m not completely sure because she didn’t seem to, overall, have a strong impact on the story for me.
Recommend?: This was a good zombie story, and if you want a different kind of spin on zombie stories check this one out!
My Rating: 4.1/5
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the series!
Eve Brenner: Zombie Agent (The Zombie Girl Saga #2)
Published: 17th February, 2015
Genre: Horror, Romance
Age: New Adult
In the second installment of The Zombie Girl Saga, Eve teams up with CSIS to find out more about the Azrael Virus coursing through her veins. As she learns about the dangers of the virus, she also learns that there are some advantages to being less than human. Eve is quickly thrown into fieldwork to stop the spread of a virus that is spreading silently on a global level.
She might be the only hope the world has, but she’s running out of time.
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About the Author
A.Giacomi is the author of the wildly entertaining Zombie Girl Saga, a four part series from Permuted Press. Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl is A. Giacomi’s debut novel. You can catch the latest updates about her writing on her blog: www.poeticzombie.com
A. Giacomi is a wife, and mother to one small human child. She is a Canadian born writer, educator, and artist. She proudly waves her York University Alumni flag and continues to thirst for knowledge and devour books. She is a zombie enthusiast, lover of all things Tim Burton, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Marvel, Star Wars and just generally just loves film, essentially she’s a fangirl.
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