- Author Sean Platt
I’m hard placed to know exactly how I feel about this one. On the surface, it’s a good book, well-written, fast-paced, keeps you intrigued with good characters and strong dialogue. On the other hand, it’s just The Hunger Games with Zombies. I mean, the authors themselves freely admit that was the question that started it all - “What if the Hunger Games had zombies?”
It’s nice that it’s not a by-the-numbers zombie book but equally, it’s not the most original idea. To the point where there’s a love interest in the games, and there’s lots of talk about making a choice when it comes down to it. To the sibling left at home trying to make sense of the world. To the various Cities or Districts, and the rogue one that is supposedly undetectable.
What’s slightly odd about it is that it feels like the young adult books that have gone before, and is yet oddly graphic with plenty of swearing and some really uncomfortable sequences and situations.
So in summary, good book, not a new idea, and may not be to everyone’s tastes.