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Benton: A Zombie Novel: Volume One [Kindle Edition]

Jolie Du Pré
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Book Description

The First Zombie Book of Jennifer Benton's Adventures

Zombies have killed everyone in the Benton household--all except twenty-something Jennifer. She's escaped her bedroom, but what now? Waterbank, Illinois is overrun. Where can she go?

A chance encounter with seven other young survivors points her toward Texas. A charismatic, handsome young man named Mark says he can lead them all to his family's ranch. He's sure they'll be safe there. Jennifer wants to trust him, with her life and possibly her heart.

There's no place else to go, there's no way to escape the zombies but through, and there's no telling if Jennifer and Mark will live long enough to act on the emotion building between them.

Publisher's note:

Benton: A Zombie Novel: Volume Two -

Benton: A Zombie Novel: Volume Three - Coming Soon!

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About the Author

Jolie du Pré is a full-time author, editor, article writer, blogger, and monster lover.

Product Details

  • File Size: 225 KB
  • Print Length: 161 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Precious Monsters Press; 1 edition (August 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KFPP3Q6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A good example of how not to write for young adults June 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Young adults are not idiots, most of them who read are not reading at grade school level. Most of them have good vocabularies because they are readers. Ones who pick a book up like this, in a subject matter which would not be a book given as a reading assignment at school, are looking for a good zombie survival read. Because it involves young adults they are expecting it to have young adults and stuff they can relate too they do NOT expect or appreciate:

1. Being written down to, which this book did in spades. I believe someone called it VERY YA, as in not YA but written as if the reader would be reading their first one or two chapter books. I felt insulted for the younger readers and cringed at many of the poorly and childishly written scenes. NOT BADLY WRITTEN just written down to the readers.

2. The attempt at having some kind of romance when the author obviously wanted to have something without it being inappropriate (OK for MG but ... YA is 12 and up) but... there was oral sex, or at least a limited description of it. This is not being sold as YA though, so ummm what the heck! The romance quality is a crush, that is fine for tweens, again but even so I would not want my tween (well when they were one) or even teen reading it or suggesting they read this because they would get mad at me for giving them a book which reads like one assumes since they are kids they are stupid and cannot read beyond their age. Writing style and imposed tone through simplicity, not so much content does this.

3. Read like a fleshed out outline almost, or maybe an idea for TV episode or something? She did this, They did that.. NO SHOWING, all telling.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More YA relationship than Zombie novel May 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
If you like AMC's Walking dead and YA series books than you may like this book. The story does have an interesting twist - the main female lead has been preparing for a disaster of some sort for years and is a survivalist. So her ability to shoot and plan ahead, at least in the beginning is explained. Jennifer Benton is young, she watched her mother turn into a zombie and she wants to live.Thanks to her dad she has prepared for years for some kind of disaster and not only does she have a stockpile of necessary goods, but she has and can accurately shoot her rifle. She knows how to survive.

All of that sound like a great premise for a zombie story. Except she is not that bright. She quickly loses her car in a manner which was easily avoidable. Thankfully, before she can herself be eaten she is rescued by a rag tag band of other twenty somethings. Predictably there is a hot guy who she falls for. And in actuallity I can't fault her there. In times of stress and fright, the need to bond with someone else is there and real. The group has a plan, wise in the fact that they see the need to get south to a place with warmer winters, and know they need to take stock piles of fuel, food and necessaties with them. The zombies themselves are merely second stage actors in this story. They are there to add the reason to flee and band together and fight - the common enemy. So far so good. You have action, romance and a reason for the surviviors to be on the move.

So why is this a 3 star book? I will be honest, I almost gave it two stars. And all due to the writer's style. This book is written very haltingly and simple. If it wasn't for the sexual interludes, I would call it a tween/young teen book. The idea was good and started well but was poorly fleshed out.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An OK read June 20, 2014
By Chene
Format:Kindle Edition
I wanted to try out a zombie novel for quite some time. I do have some on my TBR pile, and have won a few that are just waiting to be read! When I saw this novel I figured I could squeeze it into my schedule and it really was a quick read! Zombies freak me out... I don't normally touch anything with zombies especially movies, so this was venturing into new territory for me. In some ways, this was a very young read and it fits into the YA category very well.

Characters & Story line: 2.5/5
I had to do some thinking when it came to this review. Since this is not my normal type of book. I tried to come from a neutral perspective. I felt that the characters needed some development, and I did not always understand what motivated their actions and decisions.

There was a conversation between Jennifer & Mark about God & religion that seemed a bit out of place. I can understand why it came up but it was just kind of out of the blue and very short and not necessary.

Jennifer - Jennifer is sweet & a survivalist. I'm not sure if I would stay sane if I saw what she saw and went through what she did. Jennifer needs a little bit fire to her personality. She seems to be a natural at everything. I want to know more about her as a person, and her history. I don't understand some of the things that she says or decisions that she makes.

Mark is such a sweet character. I liked him. Gary is such an ass. He is the one who got under Jen's skin. Katie is annoying. I think all she does is scream and get paralysed every time she sees a Zombie.

Plot, Pace, Writing style: 2.5/5
The writing style is kind of staccato and doesn't flow smoothly. The pace is good and the plot is interesting, but also a bit predictable in some ways.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It is a nice easy read, although predictable. I will look for her other books.
Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars I can't even begin to explain what's wrong with this book...
So, this is my first bad review, and I'm sorry, but this book reads like a 10 year old wrote it! Seriously! Read more
Published 14 days ago by KiKi
4.0 out of 5 stars "A Good Start"
Benton: A Zombie Novel ranks somewhere in the middle of all the audiobooks I've listened to. This was an easy to listen to audiobook. I'd like to see where this goes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I enjoyed the book. The story was interesting. A little rushed, but all in all, not bad. I am looking forward to the next one.
Published 2 months ago by Gail Hodges
4.0 out of 5 stars The Zombie Apocalypse...Through The Eyes Of A Young Woman.
This was a good book. Jolie du Pre has created a likable character, Jennifer, and set her in a world dealing with the zombie apocalypse. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ty Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars must read
Good read.. In first.person it.brings you into the mind of a survivor
Published 2 months ago by matthew l nye 111
3.0 out of 5 stars blah.
I am struggling to put into words how I feel about this book. I did not hate it, I did not love it. It was just kind of dull to me. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bonnie Rediske
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a page turner! Looking forward to reading Vol. 2
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

One of the key things I look for in any book (Zombie or otherwise) is will it keep my attention from the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Keeb Knight
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read!
Fun read. I finished both in one day. I wish they were longer, but keep them coming anyway! Oh, and loved the juicy parts... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really much going on here, so I don't get it
Zombie stories are either fact-paced adventure books that get your heart racing or gripping emotional stories about the people who are fighting for survival against all adds. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Carly K
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More About the Author

When Jolie du Pre won a contest in 1998 for one of her young adult fiction stories, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Today, her stories have appeared in a variety of websites, eBooks and in print. Her latest books are the BENTON series (new adult romance, zombie apocalypse, post-apocalyptic fiction.)

Jolie is a full-time author, editor, article writer, blogger, and monster lover. Join her mailing list to be notified of her new releases at

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