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The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever Made~ Review

Paperback, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire

*received through Netgalley for an honest review*

Synopsis

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever is so bad, it could wake the dead…

After producing three horror films that went mostly ignored on YouTube, Justin and his film making buddies decide it’s time to make something epic. In fact, they’re going to make The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. They may not have money or a script, but they have passion. And, after a rash text message, they also have the beautiful Alicia Howtz as the lead.

Hemmed in by a one-month timeline and a cast of uncooperative extras, but aching to fulfill Alicia’s dreams, Justin must face the sad, sad truth: he may, in actuality, be producing The Worst Zombie Movie Ever. (GR)

 

My Thoughts

This was just the book I needed to get out of this reading rut I have been in this month. I had no idea what this book was about except it had something to do with zombies. That is all I needed to read. I am a BIG fan of zombies and everything about them.

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Anything with Zombies is a great time.

The story follows three best friends, Justin (director), Gabe (producer) and Bobby (Sound Guy ) who want to make The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever. Justin has a very vivid imagination and vision for his movie and even wants to be just as good as George A. Romero one day (big dreams if you ask me).

Throughout this book though they encounter obstacles that throw all kinds of monkey wrenches into the production of the film. They go from needing to borrow money from Justin’s grandma, who has her own muscle, to a somewhat unstable female lead actress named Alicia.

I can’t say to much about this without spoiling all of the fun but if you like zombies at all and want to read about how The Greatest Zombie Ever Made came about then read this book. Its a very fast read and I laughed the entire way through it!

Jeff Strand

About Jeff Strand

Author of a bunch of demented books, including PRESSURE, DWELLER, A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO, WOLF HUNT, SINGLE WHITE PSYCHOPATH SEEKS SAME, BENJAMIN’S PARASITE, FANGBOY, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE, and lots of others. Three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist. Three-time Bram Stoker Award loser. Four-time Bram Stoker Award Master of Ceremonies. (GR)

This is where it ends ~ Book Review

This Is Where It Ends

This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Sourcebooks Fire Publishing

*Received for an honest review*

Release Date: Jan 5, 2016

Synopsis

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This book has touched my heart in more ways than one. I love how the story is being told by the different view points of all of those involved. This follows 6 teenager’s POV and how their own lives intersect with everyone’s including the shooters.

I will never understand how it is nowadays that when kids get bullied it gets to the point of suicide or school shootings. Its not always kids, its adults too. When dealing with teenagers though it seems like more and more these days they “somehow” get a hold of a gun and bring it to school.

This book is not based on any real story of a shooting here in the US or anywhere but its a great look into what goes on in the minds of the students. I always wondered what could a shooter be thinking about or what causes them to snap.

In This is Where it Ends we are introduced to Tyler Browne, the shooter. He lost his mom in an accident on her way to pick up Tyler’s sister from dance class. He is so broken up about the accident and also the bulling he received at school. His thought process is what kept me reading. I felt his pain and anger. He turns that into a massive shooting on the people that have hurt him the most.

Now this book was a little confusing at the beginning trying to keep the names straight but once I really got pulled in it was easier. I also like that there is a lesbian couple in the book. I feel that people are finally letting that into literature more often. Especially in YA.

Anyways I digress….

I am thankful to Sourcebooks for sending me this book and I can’t wait to see what they send me next!!

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Marieke Nijkamp

Marieke Nijkamp was born and raised in the Netherlands. A lifelong student of stories, language, and ideas, she is more or less proficient in about a dozen languages and holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek.

Marieke’s debut young adult novel This Is Where It Ends, a contemporary thriller that follows four teens over the course of the fifty-four minutes of a school shooting, will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in January 2016. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.

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