Monday, 1 August 2016

Swarm (Outbreak Escape #1) by Alex South

Swarm (Book #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
John has a dead-end job, doesn't see enough of his friends, and struggles to find meaning in his life. These everyday concerns vanish on the night he’s jerked awake by screams.

Frenzied figures roam the streets. A helpless onlooker, John tells himself that this isn't like the films. This is real life, with real people.

He and his neighbours band together over a small supply of food. Tensions brew, and a difficult choice arises. Risk starvation, or attempt escape? Conflicted over the cause and scope of the apocalypse, the group struggles to work together.

At first John clings to logic. The zombies do not drink or eat. Organic matter cannot sustain itself under these conditions, but things grow more complicated as the behaviour of the infected makes a drastic and inexplicable change.

Swarm by Alex South

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Swarm (Book #1) “He had changed. He wasn’t everyday John any longer.”

This was an okay zombie story, although I did find it a little gruesome at the start.

John was an okay character, and he seemed to have courage to stand up and do what needed to be done, which was admirable.

The storyline in this was about people suddenly turning into zombies and attacking other people, and John and his friends trying to survive. We got a bit of action, and some difficult decisions to make, but I did find that the story dragged a bit for me.

The ending to this was a cliff-hanger.

6 out of 10

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