Review: Zombielicious by Timothy McGivney

From Amazon: “Amidst a zombie outbreak, Walt, athletic and confident, meets shy and quiet Joey, the attraction between them both instant and electric. With strength in numbers, they band together alongside fellow survivors; Jill, an ex-porn star turned nurse who’s made a startling discovery about her past; Ace, a disgruntled security guard who just can’t live up to certain short comings; and Molly, the fiery redhead unwilling to give up on her dreams of stardom. In this apocalyptic new world of the dead, an anything-goes attitude has become the law of the land and lust, betrayal, true love and redemption are all just a gunshot away.”

Alright, I found this lovely little book from my buddy over at Paperback Horror. I will admit it took me a moment to get into the story here, I found the first few chapters a little unnecessary since the primary story is with the zombie apocalypse. However, once the story gets going, it sucked me in and I was hiding my Kindle under my desk to read when the boss wasn’t looking (shh, don’t tell!).

One of the most interesting aspects of McGivney’s book is the Point of View it’s told from. The point of view rotates through the five main characters, with each character taking a chapter to describe his or her view of the events. This was a really interesting technique though at times it turned repetitive when the characters were all in one place at one time, and you then read about the same event in five ways.

The writing is great and I really loved the way that the story focuses more on what happens to people under threat of zombies as opposed to simply turning everything into a gory orgy. The zombies are not the only monsters in this world, and I would dare to say that the zombies aren’t anywhere near as frightening as those still alive. Joey and Will’s relationship is a little rushed, but it makes sense given their ‘could die at any moment’ world.

I will say that I didn’t think Zombielicious was scary until I turned off my lights to go bed that night. Images of one particular zombie, skinless and screaming, and one particular non-zombie character haunted me, and I ended up sleeping with the lights on.

The novel is part zombie survival tale, and part GLBT erotic drama. There’s gore, sex, violence, profanity, and zombies, what more could you ask for?

You can purchase Zombielicious here.

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