Saturday, 24 December 2011

A Review for Eve Eden vs. the Zombie Horde by Suz Korb

Posted by Guest Reviewer Melanie
Published Date: November 20th, 2011
Finished Date: December 23rd, 2011
Source: For Review from Author
Format: Kindle
Pages: Unknown

The Blurb from Goodreads: Kidnapped by a vampire, epically farted on by a pug and dragged through the pits of Hell. Welcome to Eve Eden’s world in the small and strange town of Twin Forest. Eve has goals. She has dreams and ambitions that don’t involve staying in this weird, podunk town. When supernatural forces collide and drop her into the heart of England, she’s not exactly pleased. When Eve said she wanted to get the heck out of dodge, she didn’t mean getting transported into a torture chamber inside the dungeon of an actual castle. Damned souls rising from the depths of Hell. Her body’s sudden ability to heal quickly from wounds. Resisting her inexplicable attraction to a vampire who’s been sent to kill her. Can life get any worse for Eve? Apparently it can, because just around the corner at Twin Forest’s cemetery… waits the zombie horde.
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The Review: 3.5 out of 5: Eve Eden is your typical 15 yr old, going to school & hanging with her BFF Kimi. After Kimi gifts her with a necklace she finds on a dig with her foster father and Kimi decides to cast a spell, Eve’s world is turned upside down and she is thrust into a supernatural showdown of epic proportions – for the necklace is special and doesn’t belong to Eve but she just can’t give it up and the owner will stop at nothing to get it back in their possession, even if it means raising an army of the undead. And if that isn’t enough she gets kidnapped by some ‘Vampire boy’ who seems to be a bit weird and whisked away to who knows where and ends up in whole other situation that she really doesn’t want to be in, whatever next?

This book was a lot of fun, I sat laughing to myself for most of it and just loved the humour in it. Eve was a great lead character, she didn’t really have a clue what was going on and sort of stumbled her way through hoping for the best. Everyone around her was clued in on what had/was happening and she was totally clueless which made for some really funny comic moments which she dealt with by using her awesome sense of humour as well as her limited skills. The other character I was most curious about was ‘Vampire boy’ aka Nathan, again I thought their exchanges were funny and a bit weird and I would have liked to have seen more of them together. The bug eating pug – Thunderbug, is genius and caused me to laugh so much especially when you read lines like this.…. 'He goes down. The vampire has just been farted into submission by a super flatulent pug.' I’m still laughing about it, it was hilarious! He kept popping up in moments where he was least expected and did his stuff. LOL.

I don’t know what I was expecting from this really because the only other Zombie book I had read was quite depressing, more of a realistic approach but this was a whole different kettle of fish and by using humour it was really light and easy to read making it a really great start to a new series. I must say that it did take a while before any zombies turned up and I was slightly confused with the flying/jumping from place to place but decided to go with the flow on that one and sort of got it. I was intrigued by the plotline which I don’t want to say too much about, but was still really interested in what had been happening during the place to place visits and hopefully they will be addressed in the sequel along with some answers for her because she was thrust into the action and still doesn’t know much about herself or what is really going on and why her family, friends and neighbours are training for the apocalypse. I want more of Eve & Nathan as well, there wasn’t enough in this book so hopefully we’re going to get lots more. Also, prepare yourself for a big WTH ending that is going to leave you desperate for the next book.

1 comment:

The Slowest Bookworm said...

It sounds really good. I've not come across this book before. Ne for my wishlist I think. Thanks and Happy Christmas!