Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Undead Ultra by Camille Picott

Welcome to my stop on the Undead Ultra Tour. Let's get right to it!


 Undead Ultra by Camille Picott
Publication Date: April 7th 2016
Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Zombies

Undead: a reanimated corpse with a craving for human flesh.
Ultramarathon: any footrace longer than a traditional marathon (26.2 miles).
For ultrarunners Kate and Frederico, a typical Saturday morning is spent pounding out a twenty- to thirty-mile “fun run.” It’s during one of their runs that an insidious illness descends upon northern California, turning humans into flesh-shredding zombies.
When Kate receives a desperate call from her son, Carter, she and Frederico flee their hometown and set out to help him. The only problem? Carter attends college over two hundred miles away and the freeways—clogged with car wrecks, zombies, and government blockades—are impassable. Running back roads and railroad tracks becomes their only means of travel, but neither of them has ever run so far before.
As pain, injuries, hunger, and fatigue plague them, getting to Carter and staying alive seem impossible. It’s either outrun the undead or become one of them, and for Kate, death is not an option.

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 If you like the TV show The Walking Dead, I think you'll like this book. While the book started off with a scene that was a little TMI for me, I quickly found myself caught up in all the action. Action - there was plenty of action. Like the TV show things would be looking up and then BAM! something bad happens.

I did have a few questions while reading. One was is there such a thing as a granola hippie? The author refers to several characters at granola hippie. I just wondered if this was a thing just for the author or if in northern California (where this book takes place) people are actually referred to in this manner. I just found myself curious about this.

Then of course there's the usual questions of how the "illness" got started and why there wasn't more help from the powers that be (military, government, etc). These questions are brought up by the characters. However, the book focuses on the characters journey from point A to point B.

The book did manage to throw a few curve balls. A couple of things happened that I didn't see coming. I have to admit that I couldn't help but compare these zombies to the zombies I know from the TV show and had trouble remembering "Oh yeah, these zombies are fast and strong not slow and klutzy."

I'd definitely read a follow-up book if one were written! But I'm not sure that's in the works or if there would be enough to cover in a sequel.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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