Rachel Cormac keeps her husband locked up in the basement. Well, can you blame her? You would too if your spouse was trying to eat you!
She has survived this long due only to the fact that she has stayed locked up in her house. But she’s running low on food (on the plus side, she’s finally achieved her ideal weight), and decides to to make the journey from Tennessee to Ohio to find her sister and niece. A Zombie Apocalypse, by Keith Luethke, is a pretty simple novella written in an easy to follow journal format. The idea and story are pretty straight forward and enjoyable, but you tend to get a little distracted by some spelling and grammatical errors. It did only cost $0.99 on my kindle, so I’m not complaining too much.
Her journal entries tell the story of the woman dealing with what’s been happening now that the world has been flipped upside down, to getting bitten, and finally dealing with this insatiable hunger. The main character is actually kind of a bad-ass instead of some damsel in distress, which is always refreshing. You’d think that a 22 year old woman who has been locked up in her house with her zombified husband would be a little frightened. But in no time at all she has bludgeoned her husband into a permanent state of death, acquired multiple guns and she’s on her way to Ohio totally alone.
She’s no novice by any means when it comes to a lot of things. Her dad had been a hunter and she was familiar with guns and a pretty good shot as well. He also (conveniently) taught her how to siphon gasoline, so she’s actually driving a good part of the way. On her way she stops by a gas station and inside finds this pink elephant, which she then has with her for the duration of the book, so that she can give it to her niece when she sees her. Inside the gas station she also finds a man who has been shot and is bleeding to death. He has with him a briefcase that contains “the cure” which she needs to get to some research center so that someone can do something with it.
It is a pretty quick read so I don’t want to give away too much detail, even though I’m pretty sure you know what’s going to happen (I did). But it was fun and interesting along the way, with moments of surprising humor. There are 2 more books in the series which I’m anxious to start. So I’ll just wrap things up here and give you some time to grab the first book and catch up with me! Happy reading!