Welcome to our third stop on the 'Barely Alive' tour. Our tour stop today will feature a review of Book 3 the series, 'Mostly Dead', by Bonnie R. Paulson. I enjoyed the first book a lot (read the dual review here).
Join us Dec. 15th for an interview with Bonnie herself!
Time is running out and Paul’s original wish for death looms.
As his skin grays and hunger becomes uncontrollable, the world burns.
Heather and Paul have fallen for each other, but with life and death barricading them apart, and the potential cure disappearing into time, they have no hope.
Paul’s hunger is all-consuming. He has to walk into the flames, join Dominic, or eat everyone he loves.
Can he save anyone, if not himself?
Warning: This review is for Book 3 of the series. This review may contain spoilers.
And my journey with Paul and Heather has come to an end, as I believe this is the conclusion of this really interesting series. Filled with my favorite type of villain - zombies - tons of action, gore and a dash of young love... Oh yes, young love. Because folks still fall in love even when zombies shuffle about!
For all intents and purposes, Paul appears to be doomed to a horrible fate. But before he goes he wants to make sure that he does whatever he can to protect the woman he loves, Heather. With allies in tow, they slowly make their way back to familiar territory, trying to beat Dominic there.
Dominic has made it into my top 10 of my most hated literary villains in 2012. He is sadistic, conniving, slimy, nasty, arrogant, and just makes my skin crawl. Please tell me why someone didn't just raise a gun and blow his face in, or put a knife through his eye. There were a couple of scenes in this book when it could have been done. But no one took the step to do it! WHY?? ARRRRGHHHHHHHH
It drove me mental that no one would. I must have sounded like a crazy person muttering to myself while reading when such opportunities were missed. Why just trying to lure him into the fire?? Why sit around concocting such elaborate plans which were possible suicide missions? Oh GOD WHY? Blowing out half his brain I am SURE would have worked! I understand that they had faster healing capabilities, but its not like they were able to regrow their brains!
But then the story would have ended pretty quick huh?
I enjoyed the ending. It was very satisfying. But I must say, if a lesson is to be learned from these three books, people, is that we really overthink things way too much. Usually the solution is staring you in the face, but no one asks the right question... because it would be just too easy!
Enjoyable zombie series with a romantic twist that added a little extra spice to a story that was already intriguing. I enjoyed this journey, and look forward to more of Ms. Paulson's works.
Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane.
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