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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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"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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453608842
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453608845
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,749,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of over a dozen books, including the As the World Dies zombie trilogy (Tor), as well as independent works such as The Last Bastion of the Living (declared the #1 Zombie Release of 2012 by Explorations Fantasy Blog and the #1 Zombie Novel of the Decade by B&N Book Blog), and other horror novels. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi and horror shows, playing video games, cooking, dyeing her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.

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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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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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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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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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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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So I don’t normally randomly choose a book from my Kindle to read. I spend at least an hour thumbing through the pages, looking back at blurbs, and trying to decide what kind of mood I’m in. So Friday night when I turned on my Kindle I went back 2 pages and saw The Living Dead Boy, I decided this would be the book.

I snuggled in, turned out the lights, and started reading. By 3:20 in the morning I had to turn the light back on, quickly check the hallway for zombies, and close my bedroom door as quietly as I could – I even considered locking it, but decided a locked flimsy wood interior door wouldn’t stop them if they wanted in anyways. At that point I was too scared to go to sleep, so I did the only thing I could and kept reading. And at 6 AM before the sun came up I reached 100% and it was finally okay to leave the bedroom to pee.

When the story starts out you’re thrown right into the action, the Zombie Hunters are in Josh’s backyard battling the undead just as he cracks the bat the zombie squeals and cries out in pain. Wait. What? The group are practicing their tactics for when the dead begin to rise. Josh is obsessed with zombies, he knows everything there is to know about them. He takes notes from movies, follows the zombie forums online, and watches the news. But when the riots start happening and people are turning into the living dead he wants his Mom and Dad.

When reading this books it’s easy to forget that it was written for MG/YA. Rhiannon did such a superb job in making this book scary without using the excessive gore, language, or sexual content that most horror books or movies contain. None of that cheapens the story though when a group of school children have to endure the real hardships of a zombie apocalypse.
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