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The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters: A Young Adult Zombie Novel Paperback – August 11, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453608842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453608845
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.9 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,810,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It will be very difficult for the reader to keep from finishing the story in a single sitting. "Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters" will be virtually impossible to put down."
--Living Dead Media

About the Author

Rhiannon Frater works and lives in Austin, Texas. She loves reading, movies, gaming, and hanging out with friends and family when she's not tapping away at her computer on her latest story. She is the author of the As The World Dies Zombie Trilogy that was originally self published but was later picked up by Tor to be published in 2011. She is also the author of the modern day vampire novel, Pretty When She Dies and the gothic horror novel, The Tale on the Vampire Bride.

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I'm the author of the AS THE WORLD DIES ZOMBIE TRILOGY. The first novel in the series, THE FIRST DAYS, won the 2008 Dead Letter Award for Best Book (Fiction). The second book, FIGHTING TO SURVIVE won the 2009 Dead Letter Award in the same category.

Originally self-published, the As The World Dies books were purchased by Tor. The first book will be released July 5, 2011.

Also, the series is optioned to become a possible TV show in the future. You can also check out my vampire novel Pretty When She Dies, which has been optioned for a possible film. My book for the younger zombie fans, The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters, has been optioned for film and the director hopes to start filming soon.

I previously wrote for The Edge Magazine and Rank & Revue (renamed Reloaded Monthly) in the mid-00s, before dedicating myself to my fiction writing.

I am represented by Hannah Gordon of the Foundry Literary + Media agency.


Contact me at rhiannonfrater at gmail.com

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As always, the author makes you feel for each character.
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I enjoyed every second and finished it in a single reading.
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The characters were well written and very well filled out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Ford on August 27, 2011
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Rhiannon Frater is most definitely a master at creating believable zombie stories with memorable characters you both identify with and care about.

When you read this you keep in mind it is a YA book but I still kept forgetting that the characters were as young as she was writing them. At first it struck a discordant note for me because I couldn't fathom that children as young as they were (especially the MC) were behaving and thinking the way they were. But when I really stopped and thought about it this is entirely true to life. Heck I know 9 year olds who drink coffee.

The characters were well written and very well filled out. No one seemed fake or a throw away.

I cried several times, I laughed a few times, I cheered during their triumphs and gnawed on my fingernails when the situations got hairy. I had to watch an episode of Scrubs after reading so I wouldn't fall asleep with zombie nightmares (though they are some of the most interesting dreams I have). Everything I could ask for in a YA zombie novel was here.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Crystal on June 23, 2013
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Let me start out by stating that I absolutely LOVE all of Rhiannon's zombie novels and own both the self-published version of her zombie trilogy as well as the ones printed by Thor. With this out of the way let me start out by saying that her novel, The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters is a kid's book. To label it a young adult book is a bit disingenuous because the style of writing is more for the 8 and under age. If I had a child in this age range I would not want them to read it mainly because it was riddled with typos and grammatical errors, which would not help them to learn proper grammar. Yes, there are also the same errors in her adult novels, but those are different in my mind. First, the errors in her adult novels are not as severe as they are in this novel. Second, adults who read her novels can easily turn off their English schoolmarm mode and simply enjoy the world and characters she created. The fact that "The Living Boy..." is intended for kids raised a red flag for me.

If you're a fan of Rhiannon's, like I am, you'll gobble up this book and add it to your collection. If you're looking to give this as a gift to a child, not a young adult, then make sure to READ it to them so that you can make the corrections in the narration. However, if you want an excellent YA zombie novel that a teen and sub-teen could read on their own, get Jonathan Maberry's "Rot and Ruin," series. His writing is on par with the writing of J.K. Rowling.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rachel M. Suffill on March 7, 2011
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Fresh take on the zombie genre.The main characters are all children who delighted in watching Zombie films and playing Zombie hunter only to find out when actual Zombies show up that its not all fun and games(parents die, they end up having to kill people and kids they knew etc.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gunther on February 3, 2011
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This book is written for a much younger audience than Frater's other books. As long as you go in with the knowledge that it is not a typical Frater Zombie novel you won't be disappointed.

Well developed characters and quick pacing make this a fast, fun read with some tense moments. The book is suitable for the young zombie fan as well as for older readers looking for an enjoyable diversion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Kelleher on June 23, 2011
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I am a great fan of Rhiannon's adult zombie trilogy and as this is currently on a hiatus I thought I would fill the void. Although primarily aged at younger teens I found it to be a fantastic read (I am 40).

The story follows a group of young kids from the outbreak, their isolation from adults and the loss of loved ones. Through the journey you can see the growth of characters in the face of adversity, the strength of friendship and acceptance. That said, there is plenty of adventure with, of course, attacking zombies, survivalist tree houses, zip lines and a race to safety. So, if you have ever imagined yourself at school, the arrival of zombies, escape, the race to get home only to find that it is not how you left it and then wondering what to do next, then get this book, if you have not, get this book so you know what to do if it ever happens!

For anyone wondering who is book is suitable for, I would say anyone from age 12 up, it's a child's adventure encompassing all the emotions that I believe younger teens would feel. There is none of the explicit gore associated with some of the books in this genre and no sexual references beyond a growing sweet first love.

I believe this book would be a great gift, or additional to, any young horror fans library and for younger boys it is probably a relief from the whole vampire girlie love novels that are saturating the book shelves at the movement. If you are an adult and love the zombie genre, you should also read this book as it is a really character driven and a refreshing short break from the normal end of the world scenarios.

If you would like a taste of sci-fi/horror for a younger audience, I would also highly recommend the free short book, Flesh and Circuits, which is available in the Free Fiction section of the author's website.

A great read, highly recommended to all.
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By Kindle Customer on June 19, 2014
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I usually don't read zombie books, but I really enjoyed this one. The characters and plot kept me reading. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a good read.
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