Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mini-Review: Deadlocked by A.R. Wise

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  • Publication Date: December 20, 2011
  • Source: eBook provided by author for review
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Overview

David was caught in the middle of the city when the zombie outbreak started. His wife and daughters were at home, stranded on the roof as zombies waited below. He would have to fight through hordes of undead, merciless other survivors, and a series of death defying stunts to get home. However, even if he makes it there, how can he be sure they're safe?

Deadlocked puts you into David's head as he struggles to get home. Then a final confrontation occurs that will guarantee his family's survival, but at what cost?



My Thoughts


This is the first short story in the series. It is Davids story about what happened when the zombie outbreak started. It's no secret that I love anything having to do with zombies, so of course this book was appealing to me. This starts off right at the beginning of the zombie outbreak and it is Davids struggle to try to get to his family. It is fast paced, suspenseful, and action packed. 


David is at work when the news hits about some crazy outbreak of some sort going on. It isn't until he is out and trying to get home that it becomes obvious that it's not some type of virus, but is actually zombies. He is not really in the best shape, he's not the smartest guy, but he is very passionate about getting to his wife and kids no matter what it takes. Did I really connect to him, no, but his struggle was totally believable and I was rooting for him. 


As with any book where people are literally fighting for survival there are the people who will  fight or kill you if they think you have something they may need to help them to escape and survive. People get irrational and mean. We see the love that family shares, the violent nature of people who are scared to death and will do anything to survive, and the pure determination from everyone! This was a wonderful first story to this series and I am looking forward to David's wife's story which picks up right where this one left off. For a short story, it packs a lot in. It is intense and enjoyable and leaves you wanting more. 4 out of 5 stars.

19 comments:

  1. Ack! Zombies! I'm glad you enjoyed this. You are definitely stronger than me!

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    1. Hehe!! I always think of zombie books more as survival stories than horror stories.

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  2. I haven't read many zombie books, but the few I've read have been really good. This seems like a very action-packed story. Glad you liked it so much, Amy ! :)

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    1. It was very short. Great for a quick read between books. I am looking forward to reading the next story in this series.

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  3. I enjoyed this one too I felt the same you did. It's realistic so it's pretty intense. Did you read the 2nd? I liked it a bit more than this one it's pretty awesome!

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    1. I haven't read the second on yet. I have that one and the third one though and I am going to read them soon.

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  4. First thing I thought: Ohhh that cover is so creepy!!! Then I saw that the book was about zombies and it all made sense. Haha. Glad you enjoyed this one. It's a bit too scary for my tastes.

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    1. It's pretty realistic so it might be a bit too scary for you. I really enjoyed it though.

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  5. Yeah know I've never really read a zombie book. Just hasn't been my thing but there sure are a lot of peeps who love them. Has me wondering what I'm missing. Nice review as always.

    Valerie

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    1. I think zombies are a thing you either love or you don't. Definitely not everyone's thing.

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  6. The cover is creepy. LOL Not really a Zombie fan. Nice review though!

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    1. Haha!! I love the creepiness of the cover.

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  7. Zombies!! I've been dying to read more zombie books lately. I will definitely have to pick this one up! Although... that cover. Not gonna lie, I'm not a fan of it...

    Fabulous review, Amy! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. If you want to read great zombie books, the As the World Dies series by Rhiannon Frater is freaking amazing and you should pick those up. This was a great book, just short. I think that each book in the series is more of a novella than full length book.

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  8. Yay I'm glad you really liked this! :) I'm not the hugest zombie fan because I haven't read many of them but after reading your review I should really give it a try! :) I'm a little scared depending on how graphic it is since I haven't read many zombie books that have a really high presence of zombies but hopefully I'll be okay lol ;) Great review!

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    1. This one is more about David trying to get to his family. There are obviously zombies, but the focus is not on them, it's on what David is doing.

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  9. Okay, you lost me at zombies. Kidding! This does sound interesting and I'm trying to expand my zombie horizons.

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    1. Haha!! I know you don't really like creepy, so this might be a little on the creepy side for you. I felt more like it's about survival than zombies and there wasn't a whole lot of zombie action in this one though. Maybe you would enjoy it. ;)

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  10. Thanks so much for the review. I hope you like the rest of the series as much (or more) as the first.

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