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Length: 206 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Dead Islands has the coarse language and violence you should expect in a zombie apocalypse book. Enjoy responsibly!

About the Author

TIM MOON is a writer and avid hiker from Washington State. Tim was an editor for the Salmon Creek Journal at Washington State University, where he graduated with a BA degree in political science and a minor in psychology. Tim is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy and primarily writes in those genres. He loves to travel, go backpacking, play with his dog, and watch movies. Tim wrote Dead Islands, book one of the Necrose Series, while living in South Korea as an English language teacher.

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  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Beast Mountain Ltd.; 3 edition (August 20, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 20, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MQK8TGE
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TIM MOON is a writer and avid hiker from Washington State. Tim was an editor for the Salmon Creek Journal at Washington State University, where he graduated with a BA degree in political science and a minor in psychology. Tim is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy and primarily writes in those genres. He loves to travel, go backpacking, play with his dog, and watch movies. Tim wrote Dead Islands, book one of the Necrose Series, while living in South Korea as an English language teacher.

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I was super stoked to get my hands on this book after following Tim Moon's many adventures and finding similar tastes in literature via his reviews on Geeks Unleashed and Quest for Books. I have a paperback of this novel due to my Kickstarter Backery, and I just have to say in person the cover is awesome; it reminds me of a comic book.

And the book is awesome too: it is a very solid zombie novel. Dead Islands is written in such a way that the reader is fluidly pulled along the storyline itself without drawn-out development or side-happenings ever getting in the way. The romance lent a sweet element to the story, but didn't take it over - which I am sure would irk a lot of hardcore zombie readers if it had - but always stepped down to let survival take the trophy for the reader's attention.

It wasn't my favorite, but not because it was badly written or annoyed me but more because not every book can be not every reader's favorite - diversity, people - because 1. I'm a character-driven reader and 2. I don't do cliffhangers. In my opinion there is not a detailed account of Ben or Ty's backstory, and I like wrap-ups, even in series.

That being said, I thought Moon took some characters that don't exactly fit the mold of Every Zombie Novel Ever, who are living different (and exciting, even without the zombies) lives than everyone else, and developed a story that had a classic zombie feel; yet, felt modern and relatable due to the very recent real-world events that it incorporated.

Aside from a few personal reading quirks, I really dug Dead Islands and would definitely read the next book; I'd highly recommend it to you lovers of classic zombie fiction looking for something a bit more modern but holding onto all the elements y'all love.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a story in the typical zombie-apocalypse trope, and as much as I like a zombie story, at this point they need something special to catch my interest. There's too many Dawn of the Dead clones. I understand how hard it is to come up with a story along these lines with some pop, but that doesn't mean we should stop trying. There are many spelling and grammar mistakes; so many that they detract from the flow of the story. Also, commas are inserted everywhere; the initial purpose of a comma is to /pause/ the sentence, and they do (which is why they're not appropriate everywhere). Try splitting the sentence if it's too long.

Beyond editing fixes, the story and characters need some work. For instance, I like that the prologue is someone we never meet again, and then the first chapter is the main characters (?), but then when we make the switch to the FBI agents, and never go back to the HI hikers... If you're going to introduce us to a throwaway character (the prologue in China), then move on with the hikers in HI, don't then throw in the FBI at the last second; either add some more throwaway characters (to flesh out the story) or don't throw in the FBI and focus more on characterizing the hikers. Personally, I'd go for more throwaway characters (since they show us the situation around the world). So keep writing, and keep looking for that spark!
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I read a lot of Apocalyptic Books, with and without "Zombies". In this book, I felt like the author took too long in the build up of the story. By this, I mean the explanation for how the whole virus/source of the undead originates and spreads. It wasn't a long drawn out technical explanation, it was just over long kind of boring background.

It starts with the two main characters flying out from Korea to Hawaii. They are two average guys that are so inept i felt like yelling at them. They both had little to no common sense survival skills. These two and others see the dead bite and kill people on a big scale,, escape back to their hotel room where no one has any idea what's happening on the other side of the island, and just go to sleep. They don't make plans and they don't gather supplies, they just collapse and sleep, and they bring a stranger who got badly bit back with them ( instead of taking him to the hospital or keeping a watch on him).

I only gave the book three stars, because it took too long in the build up, there was very little response from the authorities after it erupts on the plane where multiple people were killed, the main characters are bumbling idiots, and and there just wasn't enough action scenes. It was a ho-hum story that I kept reading to see if it would get better, but sadly it didn't get much better and ended right where it sort of got interesting.
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In Shanghai, China, Darius Johnson always walks down an alley, a shortcut to the factory where he works. There has always been litter and trash, but this is the first time he's come across a dead man ... one who had horror on his face and his stomach eviscerated. With trepidation he decides to keep walking, fearing if he called the Chinese police, he'd be the one to wind up in prison. There are screams and as he comes to the main street, he sees more bodies, also an apparent drunken man dripping with blood, and another man pinned between two cars. What is happening? Suddenly, walking out of the alley is the dead man, holding his arms out to Darius...Ghouls? Zombies? While Darius falls victim to the monster, Ben Chase and Ty Smith are on a flight leaving Korea where Ben completed a year as an English teacher. He's now on his way to Hawaii and looking forward to hiking trails with his buddy, Ty. While on the flight, a man sitting in front of Ty gets horribly sick, vomiting heavily. Hopefully he doesn't have a contagious disease. After a couple of hours the man is dead. Also, another victim on the plane, a women had been coughing extremely hard and dies. Is this the start of an apocalyptic disease? How will it effect the Hawaiian Islands? Will Ben and Ty fall victims? This is a wonderfully crafted story, the first I believe, written by Tim Moon. It's easy to read, an ideal thriller suitable for young adult (YA) readers, as well as those who love Zombie stories. I'm not really a fan of Zombie stories, but I am a long-time fan of Tim Moon. I'm so happy he's had time to come out with this gripping and captivating thriller. I'm looking forward to the next sequel.
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