I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Let me start out with the things I (surprisingly) liked about this book. It was not what I expected it to be, and I was so grateful for that. I was fully prepared for a head on zombie apocalypse The Walking Dead sort of thing. But, seeing as the goal of this book was to STOP the ‘every sickness every plague’ virus called the Dark Death that caused the epidemic, there was barely any zombie killing.
I have, however, categorized this book into the paranormal thriller category, as it is more of that than SciFi for me. I also would not place it in the fiction category. It is a book that is hard to place, because there IS magic involved, ancient, Native American magic. But then it’s about zombies. I was totally torn as to where I might have placed this book on a shelf.
That aside, I must say that the overall story is pretty good. It isn’t something that I would normally choose to read for pleasure, but I have to admit that I did find myself captivated at times. At times. Most of the time, however, I was distracted by the abundance of typos (to instead of too, dour instead of door….and so on), grammatical errors (basically, I’m fairly sure Nanto does not know that commas exist) and all of the exclamation points and question marks!!! ALSO THE CAPS!!! WHO PUTS THAT INTO A BOOK??!?!?!?! Aaaaanyways. I am definitely of the opinion that Nanto either needs to read and re-read and re-re-read the book and correct those mistakes, or hire a professional editor to help him out. At about halfway through the book, I almost flat-out put it down, solely because of the mistakes.
All in all however, it was a pretty good read. The story was good, the writing itself was good. I did like that the story was told from several different points of view. However, the author should have been a little bit more careful with that. In one chapter he switches POV without even the slightest transition, leaving me confused. Also, he did one chapter from the POV of the ‘slow muties’, and I thought it was a little misplaced, though I can see how he felt that it was valuable to the story. The characters are perfectly likeable. I’m not much of a gun person, so I can’t say I can relate to Sheshebens Whitting much, but she is a spunky old lady and adds spice to the story.
So, those are my two cents. I would have simply given the book a lot more love and affection before putting it out there.