Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.
This brings us nicely to ‘Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
A late night ride brings a horrifying sight
Set in 1790 in Tarrytown, New York, Ichabod Crane encounters a mysterious figure who carries his head not on his shoulders, but in his saddle.
A brilliant short story about a town that is supposedly haunted by a headless horseman. A new schoolmaster Ichabod Crane joins the village and doesn’t believe in this tale. Will this ghost appear to him to prove him wrong?
The Smell (The Rot Series #1) – Damon Hunter
A disease called the rot has spread to the United States, leading to a quarantine being imposed on most of California. Victims react in different ways. Most become like zombies, wandering about aimlessly unless they come across someone to bite and spread the disease. Others become aggressive and animal like. Rarer are those who seem to immune.
Eric Vance of the newly formed Tactical Medical Response Team is one of the immune. He is trapped in San Francisco awaiting rescue after a doomed mission into the Quarantined California left him and two others stranded. He learns his ex wife, Donna and teenage daughter, Katelin are trapped in a newly quarantine part of Southern California. Knowing they are trouble he makes plans to leave his post and go help them.
Donna and Katelin are not waiting around for help. They fall in with a motley bunch of survivors and try to fight their way out, but the rot is much more pervasive and deadly than they could have anticipated.
To complicate matters roaming the wasteland collecting the immune and processing them into samples to study is mad TMRT scientist Dr. Talbot. Even if Vance and his family can survive the rot Talbot has other sinister plans for them.
This was a very interesting start to The Rot series.
Whilst I have read zombie genre books before, this is a different take on this genre. The zombies are varied, well described and at times very organised.
I found that I was alongside the characters watching them battling for their lives, feeling their fears and worries.
I cannot wait to read the next in this series.
Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts!