I really enjoyed this book. The characters are enjoyable and easy to like except Dr. Cardwell of coarse, lol
This was an interesting take on the typical zombie apocalypse—definitely not an ending I saw coming but plays well in terms of how nature really works. It was okay, but I probably won‘t be looking for the sequel...
Monsters and blood put this on theme, 3 points #TeamStoker #Scarathlon. And at 403 pages I can mark another entry for #ScaryScavengerHunt
This book is AMAZING. I wasn‘t sure about it at first just because zombie apocalypses are kinda cliche, but I stuck with it and I‘m glad I did. The ending couldn‘t have been more perfect.
Haven‘t got to do a little reading date for myself in quite some time. And this book is bringing back my hunger for books that I lost sometime at the start of summer. It‘s supposed to be #backtohogwarts for me but I‘m running late to school if you know what I mean.
#assignedreading #schoolwork #bookgrubs
I‘m pretty sure this was my first ever #bookhaul picture in June 2016! I‘m definitely an #OGLitten I‘ve read 3 of these, the rest are still patiently waiting in my #TBRStacksOfDoom I really need to get to them soon. #bookhaulchallenge
I thought this was an interesting take on a perhaps not so new sci-fi idea. I liked Melanie, the “gifted” girl and I found the philosophical question of the lengths one might go to in order to save the world interesting. However, I think there were a few logic errors when it came to the science of how the fungus worked which ultimately kept the book from being being a great read for me. Suspenseful in places but dragged a bit in others. 4⭐️ #2019
This is one of my favorite books, so I had high hopes for the film adaptation. Sadly, I thought it was one of the worst adaptations I‘d ever seen. Now I‘m going to have to read this again to wipe all traces of the film from my mind.
What a fantastic novel!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Although the story is quite heartbreaking, there's a glimmer of happiness and hope for the second generation and the possibility of a brand new world!
I really loved how M.R. Carey portrayed the virus and how it takes over, it had a very realistic outlook which could even make it seem possible.
On a different note, i was just beginning to like Sergeant Parks then his part in the story came to an end.. Gutted.
My cat is not too impressed but I liked it
A pretty darn good book about a zombie apocalypse with it's own take on what survival means and what humanity is willing to do for it. Melanie and Parks were the real stand out characters which made the ending sorta...bad? Squidapus thought throughout that the book steered away from Blockbuster Movie writing and had deep characterization which it then threw away at the end to make each character fulfill their zombie movie trope. Still worth a read
In true #blameitonlitsy fashion, I borrowed this #audiobook because I‘d seen it in my Litsy feed several times. I had no idea what it was about. So now it‘s official: I have survived my first (and hopefully last) zombie apocalypse! Thankfully, it was fictional. Not really my fare, but the author took an interesting look at what it means to be human, at the power of education, and at an alternative evolutionary step into the future.
Squidapus has had this book for a while and is finally getting around to reading it. He finished Space Unicorn Blues in two days and found it pretty damn tremendous. Hopefully he keeps this good streak going!
Not sure I would have picked this up if it wasn‘t a book club read. I ended up enjoying it more than I though I would. It took a couple days for me to like the ending, but I feel like it‘s actually one of the more hopeful apocalyptic books I‘ve read in a while. Not an all time favorite, but recommendable.
The tagged book sums up how I feel right now. @Elma what a lovely swap box! I have been remiss in not reading any of these books and the coffee arrived right in the nick of time, I ran out this morning and was about to go into crisis mode! Thank you so much! And thank you @Avanders for organizing such a wonderful swap, you rock my stripey socks!
I cannot even out into words how much I enjoyed this book! I‘m not a big fan of “zombie” apocalypse books or movies. It seems overused and cliche but this book was different. Marvelous! Intense! Deeply Human! Thought provoking! Loved the way it was from Melanie‘s perspective but also jumped to the other characters perspective to give more insight. The ending was exactly what I needed it to be. Great read! 10 out of 10 would recommend!
This is my second favorite book of all time. I loved the character development and the unique world that the author created. I feel like this book is about finding hope in a hopeless world.
The books I ordered online arrived! To be honest, just a tad miffed that they‘re paperback, but that‘s on me for not paying attention while ordering. Time to shelf them!
(EDIT: I don‘t mind paperback books! I just thought that these specifically were hardcover when I ordered them but I was wrong)
#bookhaul #thefinalbookhaul #fornow
I‘m not really into zombie books and I was disappointed when that was what this turned out to be. I‘m not a fan of gore in movies or books. I finished it because it was interesting but I wouldn‘t recommend it to anyone who feels the same.
It‘s not you, it‘s me. I just couldn‘t get into this one. It‘s all my fault. I have a fundamental flaw and have no appreciation for science-fiction or anything remotely related to zombie-type-thingies. There‘s really nothing wrong here other than the problems I seem to have with the suspension of my own disbelief and my own superficial “ew” factor. ⭐️⭐️ 1/2
I never would have picked up this amazing book if it wasn't for #LMPBC. This book hooked me from almost the first page and I didn't want to put it down. My heart broken for Melanie and everything she had to go through. But she was so intelligent and so aware of what was going on. This was another amazing round and I can't wait to do the next round with you guys and to add @Patchshank to our group! Now off to look for selections for next round!
Was hooked pretty much from Page 1 & then, due to the spanking pacing of the thing, utterly unable to stop till it was done. It's a road trip/character development outing with flesh-eating zombies so nothing startlingly original in terms of concept (got strong I Am Legend vibes off it) but the writing (& the aforementioned - and almost perfect - timing & pace) is fresh, uncluttered & punchy. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ cont. in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️
99% of the books I read last year were from #Netgalley so they were read on my Kindle. This year I plan to read more of my pre-existing TBR pile. It is fairly huge. As is my NetGalley backlog. But anyway, Mount ToBeRead is about 25% tree books and reading one seems like a real novelty! And I like that I can pass it on when I've finished it.
This drive to Rochester, MN is no joke. Blowing snow. -10 degrees. Trying to calm anxieties but my phone won‘t pair with my mom‘s car so no #audiobook for us. I don‘t want to be rude by popping earbuds in.
Even though I didn't get a snow day, I still managed to finish this one last night! The ending really surprised me! I'm curious to watch the movie. Have any of you seen it?
#booked2019 MC Paranormal
So I‘m not a big ______ person (I don‘t want to spoil it!), but I really enjoyed the movie, more so than the book (please don‘t hate me!). I was questioning whether or not to read the sequel, but I for sure want to now.
Also, according to Wikipedia, the book and screenplay were written in tandem by they author. Maybe that explains why the movie never says it‘s based on a novel...?
(images from #goodreads and #imdb)
Oh god, I wasn't ready to deal with how emotionally attached I got to the characters in this book!
The literal and metaphorical journey they go on, the character development, it was all so rich and so tragic at the same time. I loved it, yet it made me so sad.
I love apocalyptic and dystopian novels, but this portrayed the end of humanity as sadder than most books I've read before. It was so well-written, so powerful, a truly wonderful book. 5/5
Took a break from non-fiction 3/2019