Children of the Plague by Gregory Carrico. I admit that I cheated. I picked it up a few times for some unscheduled reading. And so, it is my duty to inform you that I will be wrapping up here.
So, what do you need to know...for one, how can I begin to express how honored I felt to be mentioned in this book...so to speak.
"Zombies," she muttered. "Pete said there were zombies. We're in a Todd Brown novel, aren't we?"
I'm not gonna lie...that felt super groovy. Now, you might think that such a thing could cloud my judgement when it comes to offering an unbiased review. Yeah...maybe. However, take what you will from this and base it on some of the previous reviews that I have written.
Here is what I took away from this book...
First thing is that I love it when somebody takes an established genre like zombies and goes their own way with it. There is as much science fiction as horror going on here and it works very well. As you know, I do not offer spoilers, I think you should be able to discover the twists, turns, and icky moments on your own. Just know that there is a very cool vibe and twist on the standard post-apocalyptic tale here that you won't regret discovering. Also, kudos on the strong female characters here.
Gregory does not "dumb" down his story. And I could be mistaken, but there is a noticeable lack of profanity which makes this a title that you can put in front of your younger house members and introduce them to some cool horror without all the cliches of gutter-speak that some might find offensive. Yes, it is still horror, but I can not explain it any more than to say it is handled in a way that opens itself up to young audiences as well as old.
I look forward to whatever Gregory has next and make this suggestion...get this book.