Title: Allison Hewitt is Trapped
Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Zombie; Mount TBR
How I Got It: I own it!
One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.
I do love me some zombie stories. I heard such great things about this book. I finally got around to reading it for the Spring into Horror Readathon hosted by Castle Macabre. Wait a minute you say... wasn't that last week. Why yes it was... However I was driving across country all last week and I've finally gotten settled in enough to actually catch up on my reviews. SO, here we go.
I have really come to love first person zombie stories. There's something about fighting right alongside someone that just puts me in a good reading mood. Allison is such a great character. She has her faults, but they make the reader like her more. She seems very real. I particularly liked the fact that she starts her zombie apocalypse as a clerk in a bookstore. As part of the first big encounter with the zeds, she almost gets turned into kibble because she pauses to grab a few books. Yeah, that would be me... From there we go on a whirlwind adventure of survival. We meet the usual zombie threats. But we also encounter the human threats. I really think they're worse than the zombies. I sped through this novel, on the edge of my seat, holding my breath, to see if Allison makes it. I won't tell you the ending, but I will say that I can't wait to read the not a sequel-but set in the same world, Sadie Walker is Stranded...