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Xombies: Apocalypse Blues by Walter Greatshell

October 20th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Source: purchased from Borders

Availability: Available now

I give this book a 2.75 out of 5 stars

Description from Amazon.com: When the Agent X plague struck, it infected women first, turning them into mindless killers intent only on creating an army of “Xombies” by spreading their disease.

Running for her life, seventeen-year-old Lulu is rescued by the father she has never known and taken aboard a refitted nuclear submarine that has one mission: to save a little bit of humanity.

This was an ok book. Not great but not horrible.  At first it was a little confusing trying to understand what was going on especially when they kept saying that this “virus” targeted women first.  It isn’t until almost the end of the book that they explain what the deal was.  I also didn’t find myself liking the main character very much.  I did like some the guys that eventually took Lulu under her wing but as you don’t see them that often it didn’t really help to improve the book.  In comparison to the other zombie books I’ve read this one falls below average.  The best thing was the concept of how this virus came about.  The ending left it wide open for a sequel.  I am unsure if that is what Xombies: Apocalypticon.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, General Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense

4 Responses

  1. Jess

    Zombie books that don’t meet the expectation always make me cry a little inside. I love zombies :(

  2. dsuzuki

    Me too. I just finished another disappointing one, Never Slow Dance With a Zombie. Maybe I’m just zombied out.

  3. J. Kaye

    Too bad cause I love that cover!

  4. dsuzuki

    I know, it was the cover that drew me in. :)

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