Friday, 12 July 2013

Review & Giveaway: Dead Living by Glenn Bullion

Living Dead is one of those books I wish to be a series.  But it seems like a stand alone.. :(

Original Title: Dead Living 
Author: Glenn Bullion
Publisher: Permuted Press
Release Date: January 7th 2013
Source: From Xpresso book tours
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Buy: Amazon | Barnes&Noble

It didn’t take long for the world to die. And it didn’t take long, either, for the dead to rise.

Born on the day everything ended, a world filled with the walking dead is the only one that Aaron knows. Kept in seclusion, his family teaches  him the basics. How to read and write. How to survive.

Then Aaron makes a shocking discovery. The undead, who desire nothing but flesh, ignore him. It’s as if he’s invisible to them.

The survivors of the old suburb of Lexington call a high school their home. They live day to day, without any of the luxuries mankind used to enjoy. Samantha is a product of the new world. Alone, cold, looking out only for herself. She and the other residents of Lexington feel their hope dwindling. They need change. They need someone who can face the corpses. They need someone who can live in a city of the dead.

They need Aaron.


All of a sudden, people doesn't stay dead.  When they die, they come back.  They crave flesh of living humans.  And once they bite, the living become one of them too.  In between all these zombies, there are some survivors.  Aaron is one of them.  The exciting and scary thing is the dead leave him alone.  While he keeps this to himself and just survives, he saves Sam from the zombies and brings her to his place.  Learning that Sam lives with a small community of people, he goes there and starts his life again.  But, what is waiting to him back in Lexington High with Sam?  How is he going to get revenge for his family's death?

This novel took me by surprise.  I just loved the way the author has told the story.  It started right at the time of the crisis and before the hero was even born.  The birth of Aaron and his relationship with his family are refreshing in a tale full of horror.  Aaron is gentle, optimistic and an excellent leader.  He was brought out as one of those characters who you can't relate, because of his great characters, but would look up and feel some hope.  Sam is a survivor from the start.  So, she is the girl I can completely understand.  She is who she is - all selfish and alone, because of her world.  You can't be social in a society, where everyone dies any day and turn into something more sinister.

The revenge part, the surviving part, the hope part, the romance part (even if it is very small part) and the tragic parts are all amazing.  The writing is not the best, but the plot covers those negatives.

I loved the making of plot and characters so much that I just want to give this book full 5 stars.


I wish there were more information.  This novel is all about what happens when dead arise again.  But, world can't become something like that all of a sudden.  There must be some root cause for all this.  Why the author doesn't even touch that part makes me disappointed somewhat.  Because I would love to know those things.

Still, this is a great book, for anyone who wishes for a zombie/horror novel.  Highly recommended!

Note: I love this cover.  It is the perfect remainder of Aaron and the world he lives in.


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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Vidya! This sounds like an awesome read especially for a big zombie fan like myself! :)


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