I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl by A. Giacomi
Series: The Zombie Girl Saga #1
Published by Permuted Press on January 25th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Science fiction
Source: ARC from publisher
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Eve used to be an ordinary girl, from an ordinary town, with ordinary dreams, but her dreams rapidly turn into nightmares when one grave mistake leaves her a little less than human and a lot less average.
Eve’s not quite the same girl she used to be. She desperately clings to her humanity as new desires, new abilities, and new urges take over with each passing day.
Eve Brenner: Zombie Girl is a tale that takes you on an emotional and terrifying journey as Eve struggles to cope with her new life and find a cure for her strange illness before time runs out. She desperately clings to her humanity as she tries to control the monster she knows is lurking inside her.
Turns out living was the easy part.
I wanted to like this, I really did. I wanted something really realistic and contemporary about zombies. And that premise was a great one, and certain times in the book it was really cool. But the main problem was the writing.
It may have just been the advance copy, but it looked like it wasn’t edited at all and I had to resist the urge to get out my red pen. There were a few main issues that I can’t help but point out:
- Most of the time when there should have been a period, there was a comma, so as many as 4 sentences could be combined in one.
- Dialogue was funky—sometimes it wasn’t punctuated properly or capitalized.
- The tense changed about a million times. Sometimes there would be as many as three different tenses in one sentence. It was not continuous at all. I gave up trying to figure it out after the first few pages.
And it wasn’t just the editing, it was the character dialogue and actions. Sometimes it was cheesy and other times it was just plain unrealistic.
But the fight scenes were good and the ideas and premise were good. The plot wasn’t too bad, just kinda typical. It lost a bit of excitement at the end but then ended on a nice cliffhanger. I liked the characters too. They were realistic enough, for the most part.
If the writing was better, I would possibly continue the series. But I wanted to put the book down at like page 7 because of it. I just couldn’t do it.