Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of) by: F.J.R. Titchenell (Released Today: 5/6/14)
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Genre: Young Adult/Zombies
Source: I received a free ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Quick Summary: Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer is a decently unique zombie novel guaranteed to make you laugh.
What I Liked
- A good amount of the zombie fighting scenes in this book were original and a nice twist on the zombie killing genre. Sure, this book isn’t unique all the time, but there are a few very strongly original scenes that Titchenell deserves to be given credit for.
- Cassie is a very entertaining narrator and hearing her story from her first encounter with a zombie and throughout her entire adventure of travel to find a friend kept me rather absorbed in her tale.
- The author does a marvelous job at remembering to include the characters encountering real life problems such as the weather and food among other things and not just the zombies during their fight of survival.
- I loved the friendships among the survivors, but most of all as I mentioned before, I loved the humor.
What I Didn’t Like
- The characters were sometimes annoying, but I believe it was just because of their age. In general the characters really were hit and miss with me throughout the novel.
- As a reader, you never really do get any closure on how/why the whole zombie apocalypse thing started in the first place, zombies are just pretty much there.
- I mentioned that I enjoyed the different zombie killing/encounters that this book has to offer, but at times it also seemed like some of the plot/these instances were forced, or felt like the novel was trying a little too hard to be better or different than the rest of all the zombie books out there.
Bottom Line: A fun and funny zombie novel perfect for teenagers who like humor mixed in with their blood and guts. If you like novels with zombies you might as well give this one a try.