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Friday, October 9, 2009

Review : Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne


Publisher : Permuted Press
Genre : Horror
ISBN : 978-1439176672
Series : #1 Day by Day Armageddon
Release Date : September 29, 2009

Rating : 3.5/5 Good.

Description from Amazon :

START INTERCEPT

SPORADIC NEW REPORTS INDICATE CHAOS AND VIOLENCE SPREADING THROUGH U.S. CITIES. AN UNKNOWN EVIL IS SWEEPING THE PLANET. THE DEAD ARE RISING TO CLAIM THE EARTH AS THE NEW DOMINANT SPECIES IN THE FOOD CHAIN.

INTERCEPT COMPLETE

SURVIVOR,

In your hands is the hand written journal depicting on man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them.

ENTER IF YOU WILL INTO HIS WORLD. THE WORLD OF THE UNDEAD.

Review :

In the beginning of this novel we learn that there is an epidemic that is originating from the country of China. People have become lethargic, and unresponsive in the normal sense. It is slowly spreading throughout each country, until it finally rests in the arms of the United States.

The government, as well as the citizens of the United States are in a panic, and have ordered all of military armed forces to military base camps. They do this for the protection of the officers, and to gather what is left of their forces to overcome this outbreak. It will be no easy feat though, because as more and more people succumb to this 'disease', less and less are left to fight the battle.

In Day by Day Armageddon we read the journal of an unnamed U.S. Naval Officer that has taken his life in his own hands. He ignores the command to report to base, and holes up in house house. His house is now his fortress, and he uses his military training to hold down the fort. He has enough ammunition to protect himself, as well as food and other neccessary provisions. He will wait it out, and record everything that happens to him in his journal.

Our hero soon learns that one of his fellow neighbors, John, is also holed up in his house. They join forces to overcome the growing number of zombies. His neighbor also brings along his trusty dog Annabelle, which is very good at warning of incoming threats. Most of the time she needs to be muzzled though, because her noises attract too much attention from the undead.

This book is filled with military slang, and abbreviations that will take a little getting used to for those that are unfamiliar with them. I personally didn't have too difficult a time with this, and soon got very used to it. You will meet other survivors along the journey, as well as hordes and hordes of undead.

It was easy for me to get into this novel, at the mere prospect that it would be filled with zombies. Despite it's short length, at a mere 200 pages, the story was well rounded and full of exciting adventure, as well as many of the promised undead. I am anticipating the sequel to this novel that is promised to be released by J.L. Bourne in the future.

Where did I get this book?

It was provided by Sarah Reidy of Pocket Books for participating in a Book Tour.

2 comments:

Jaime said...

What a great review! I wanted to read this one so bad but my copy never showed up for me to participate in the blog tour! I added it to my wishlist on amazon!

Falling Off The Shelf said...

Jamie - Well I hope that it shows up! It was worth it, and I'm glad there will be a sequel.