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Days with the Undead: Book One [Kindle Edition]

Julianne Snow , Kate Monroe
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Book Description

It’s a journal of survival.

Five people set out to escape the growing tide of the Undead after they arose too close to home. Immerse yourself in the emotional and physical struggle as you join our survivors on the third day after the re-awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist. Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass.

Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.

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About the Author

It was watching Romero's Night of the Living Dead at the tender age of 6 that solidified Julianne’s respect of the Undead. Since that day, she has been preparing herself for the (inevitable) Zombie Apocalypse. While classically trained in all of the ways to defend herself, she took up writing in order to process the desire she now covets; to bestow a second and final death upon the Undead, As the only girl growing up in a family with four children in the Canadian countryside, Julianne needed some form of escape. Her choice was the imaginations of others which only fostered the vibrancy of her own. The horror and forensic/crime thriller genres top her list of favourites, but she can never turn down a good science fiction, fantasy or mystery read. Julianne appears in the anthology Women of the Living Dead with a story entitled The Living Dead at Penderghast Manor. Look for her short stories in future anthologies. Days with the Undead: Book One is her first full-length book, the basis of which can be found in her popular web serial of the same name.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2106 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615683428
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sirens Call Publications; First edition (February 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007F14OTA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #893,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than just a story... an experience September 12, 2013
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Then Day three, the day it all begins with one very insightful lesson:

"Our escape was narrow but our lesson important -- never stop to stare"

I want to go on and on about how wonderful this collection of days is. It was a brilliant idea and with Julianne's forensic background she was able to bring to the plate not only a scientific take but her own passion for the genre. We as readers are immersed in a daily fight for survival. From the early days. Unlike with The Walking Dead where Rick wakes up much later, this is them riding the wave of infection out of Toronto. I cannot remember how many times I cringed and held my breath and a few times a tear rolling down my face. Just such a well wrought story. Flushed out from the original web series, it brings to light the power of individuals in the need and desire to survive.

There are parts of these days that definitely make this a mature read. The video games have rated most zombie games as Mature (17 and above) I would have to label this read with the same. Not because there is tons gore and violence, there is but it is not in a gratuitous amount. Specifically there are scenes with particularly small individuals that I would not want my 16 year year old, let alone the younger ones, reading just yet.

The subject of zombies and a zombie apocalypse is popular to the point of being a viral constant (heh viral) on the net and in other media formats, such as books and movies. So how does one make it original enough to go grab this one up? Why should you buy it? Well because of the unique approach the author has taken.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than just about surviving! January 25, 2014
This was a bit different for me. The story is narrated by Julie as an ongoing journal on the internet. She is recording everything that has happened to her and her 4 friends starting three days after the outbreak, as they go on the run, seeking someplace safe from the zombies.

Right away, I liked how the author addressed people’s reactions to the news of the flesh-eating outbreak. Many just went about their daily lives. That is, until the zombies came calling.

Some of the towns they passed through were untouched, while others were ravaged. They had to be careful not only of the zombies. There were pirates out there, goons who would as soon shoot you as help you. They want what you’ve got, plain and simple.

While telling her tale, Julie begins relating each of her friends stories. What happened to them when the outbreak occurred and how they came to be together.

If you are going to survive, you have to get tough, keep your group small, and keep moving. No stopping to help anyone, and no letting someone join the group, no matter what.

It’s easy to think, but harder when they’re faced with some choices.

Zombie fans know that things happen. Not everyone can survive. You expect losses. But don’t you wish it didn’t have to be that way?

By writing this as a journal, Julianne did an excellent job. I was actually picturing the scenes, nodding at some things, and hoping the zombie apocalypse stayed what it is. Fiction.

You can learn a lot about surviving the apocalypse by reading Julie’s journal.

I was going to give this 4 stars but the ending bumped it right up to 5! I read it several times and it floored me.

I received this book for my honest and unbiased review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Zombie Apocalypse Journal December 1, 2013
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I received a copy of this book for honest review. 'Days with the Undead' is the journal account of a zombie apocalypse, filled with warnings of what to do and what not to do when zombies attack.

The narrator Julie is a no-nonsense doctor who right from the first entry comes across as someone who has seen it all and doesn't want to see anyone else make the same mistakes she has already witnessed. She does come across a bit on the cold side but there is an explanation for this which appears much later in the book. The moments of horror glimpsed in the beginning are gory and well depicted but the true terror in this tale of survival is not unveiled until close to it's well plotted ending. I was uncertain where the story was going when I started reading it but I was satisfied by how it ended and it really stuck in my head - I actually kept thinking back to the story long after I put it down.

So while in the beginning Julie's journey didn't seem so unusual for a zombie apocalypse survivor, the story does take a surprising twist and suddenly becomes more than meets the eye. I was very impressed by this unexpected development as it elevated the story from the typical to the brilliant in an instant. The ending for me is also where the weight of the apocalyptic events lies, in the horrors of what Julie has endured to survive. It goes a long way to explaining her stern attitude and at times cold retellings of events.

Overall this is a well plotted zombie apocalypse story with a brilliant ending. Recommended for fans of horror and zombie books!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Collection of plotless zombie apocalypse journal entries - Julianne...
We all knew that Canadians would end the world... Wouldn't you just figure that they're the ones who bring forth the zombie apocalypse! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lori Parker
3.0 out of 5 stars Flee the Advancing Hoards of Zombies
Written entirely as a series of journal entries, this book held my interest but was not as compelling as I expected it to be. Read more
Published 20 months ago by L. Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this!
I first read it on SparkPeople.Com and when I saw that it had been published for Kindle - had to get it. Great story, good writing. Read more
Published 21 months ago by D. Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New View in the Zombie Genre.
I won a copy of this book during the 2012 Coffin Hop and since I need to become familiar with the author's voice, I finally got around to reading it. Read more
Published on February 21, 2013 by brent abell
4.0 out of 5 stars Different take on the popular zombie genre
A handful of survivalists. They'd always joked about the idea of using their skills to flee hordes of the undead. Read more
Published on February 7, 2013 by Matthew Schiariti
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written zombie story with unique elements
This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review. Thank You.

I feel like I know zombies pretty well. I own a copy of the Zombie Survival Guide. Read more
Published on January 26, 2013 by Kamilah S. Bryant
3.0 out of 5 stars The Dead rise (as a twitter topic)
In the pages of Julianne Snow's novella Days with the Undead: Book One , no aspect of the Zombie Apocalypse goes unexplored. Read more
Published on November 7, 2012 by sabbath soldier
4.0 out of 5 stars A zombie tale with a twist
I recently read Days With The Undead by Julianne Snow. This is a story of what happens when the dead rises and take over the planet, but its more then that. Read more
Published on September 15, 2012 by David Watson
4.0 out of 5 stars An Undead plague, through the eyes of a blogger.
Julianne Snow takes the reader into a world that could happen at any time. The story is even more fitting in a period in which individual citizens, and groups, start preparing... Read more
Published on August 26, 2012 by Knightmst
2.0 out of 5 stars Well edited with an uncluttered style.
It's a present tense journal, and as a present tense journal it's well done. The minimal character development seems to have been added as an afterthought. Read more
Published on July 3, 2012 by AwesomelyHumble
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More About the Author

Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series. She writes within the realms of speculative fiction, has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. Julianne has pieces of short fiction in publications from Sirens Call Publications, Open Casket Press, James Ward Kirk Publishing and Hazardous Press as well as the forthcoming shorts in anthologies from 7DS Books, Phrenic Press, and the Coffin Hop charity anthology Death by Drive-In. Be on the lookout for her contributions to a number of collaborative projects to be announced shortly.


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