Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review: Zomburbia

Let's start with the positive...

Zomburbia has an interesting premise. Most zombie novels are about the destruction of the earth due to an invasion of zombies. But in Zomburbia it didn't destroy the earth, people just moved into the suburbs and put up fences around their homes, schools, and businesses to keep the undead out.  Some of them also liked to get high off drugs made of zombie brains (what?!) which i thought was a unique twist. The story also had witty dialogue that was fun at points.

 The negative...

I kept reading and reading waiting for something- anything- to happen to make me feel this book was worth the time I was taking to read it... but it just never happened. I felt like it just droned on and on with unlikable characters and never really went anywhere. I like wit and snark as much as the next person but sometimes the fun dialogue turned into just trying too hard. I wanted to like this book. It had all the right components, but in the end it just fell short to me.

 I think some people will love Zomburbia, it just wasn't for me, but if you like zombies and snarky characters then you might want to give it a try.

**This book was provided to me by the publisher for review purposes. **