Today’s team review is from Jenni
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Jenni has been reading Rise Of The Zombies by Cyra King
Halloween will have long since come and gone by the time this review posts, but Cyra King’s gory debut, Rise of the Zombies, should not be viewed as merely a seasonal treat. Follow nurse Megan Cole as she trudges through the last day of normalcy on earth, and then leap a year forward to the rest of her un-life as she and her lover, Mike, struggle to survive the desecrated landscape, and steady decay of their own bodies, in post-Z Salt Lake City.
Yes, Megan and Mike as zombies, “zegans” actually, conscious and hungry, and trying desperately to resist their more cannibalistic urges. But all is not love and rotting raccoons in Mike and Megan’s world, the Z Council, which governs every sentient zombie in Salt Lake City, is helmed by a madman bent only on expanding his own power, and on drawing Mike and Megan into his twisted machinations.
On the other side of the safety cordon, a team of human scientists is working on a cure, or maybe something much, much darker. Something the Z Council, the remnants of the American military, and every, slowly rotting zombie in the world, would kill to get their hands on. Something that Mike and Megan will be thrown in the middle of when the Z Council calls and a guinea pig is needed.
Loyalties, love, and willpower are going to be tested, people will die, desperation will make many strange bedfellows, and the consistency of a human eyeball will be contemplated, all before Rise of the Zombies reaches its dramatic conclusion….
Or maybe… maybe, this is only the beginning.
Vivid, disgusting, depraved, and delicious, from a woman who obviously relishes her gore and likes to make it cerebral, King is off to a promising start, and I for one, cannot wait where her series lurches, shambles, and feasts its way to next.
Double shifts and burnout are all in a day’s work for Nurse Megan Cole. No one’s going to die on her watch. Then a viral apocalypse kills all her patients and turns her into a sentient zombie, forcing her to re-evaluate both her life goals and dietary habits.
Fast-forward a year, the city is ruled by the ruthless Salt Lake Z Council. But with her boyfriend Mike by her side, things are okay—until the Council sends Mike to infiltrate the army. When Megan discovers a mangled corpse days later, her world—and the illusions around it—shatter.
Don Meier, the nation’s top surviving scientist, is close to finding an antidote. However, the final test run is a disaster. The Council gets wind of the ‘cure’ and imposes their sinister agenda under the guise of salvation.
Smack in the middle of mayhem are Megan and her new found friends—a motley crew of conscientious Zegans. While they try to prevent the Council from destroying their only hope, Don risks his wife and son’s safety to unravel a military conspiracy.
It’s a tight race for Megan and Don to rescue humanity before there’s nobody left to save.