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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Review of Time of Death by Shana Festa

When no one or nowhere is safe, where do you go to escape the monsters?

In a few short days, 37 year old Emma Rossi’s hard work will finally pay off. She will don her cap and gown and graduate with a degree in nursing, but not before she loses her first patient and is confronted with a new reality. In Cape Coral, Florida, a storm approaches. The dead are coming back to life.

And they’re hungry.

Infection ravages the Eastern Seaboard with alarming speed while attempts to contain the spread of infection fail. Within days, a small pocket of panicked survivors are all that remain of civilization. Fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside her husband Jake and their dog Daphne, Emma comes face-to-face with her worst nightmare.

Relying on snarky wit and sheer determination, she is forced to commit atrocious acts to protect her family and avoid joining the ranks of the undead.


*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

I loved this book. Hands down. With the Walking Dead coming back to tv in a few weeks this was the perfect book to get me ready for it. If you are a fan of zombie books then this book is a must read. 

Where to start? I liked how we were told how the zombie's came into being, although the characters themselves didn't know. I feel the pace of the story was great, things moved along in a great progression and all the issues the characters were dealt seemed logical given their situation.  Emma is a great character to follow and was very easy for me to relate too. 

I really can't stress enough just how much I liked this book. This book is very well written and has a great plot and story arch, well developed characters and even though zombie stories are popular in our culture now, this story does a great job standing on it's own. 

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Author Bio
Shana Festa was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 1976 and grew up in Northboro, Massachusetts. She currently lives in Cape Coral, Florida with her husband and two dogs, Daphne & Casey.
Shana is a registered nurse with clinical experience in mental health, geriatrics, HIV and substance abuse. In addition to her clinical background, Shana possesses over 15 years of experience with project management and data analytics.
Under her alter ego, The Bookie Monster, Shana reviews horror and paranormal books, with an emphasis on (but not limited to) zombie fiction. With a background in Psych Nursing, Shay brings her unique perspective to the literary community.
Introducing her own zompoc addition to the genre, Shana’s debut novel, Time of Death: Induction, is the first in a planned series.
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