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The Zombie Chronicles - Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

Chrissy Peebles , Book Cover by Design
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Book Description

*This is a young adult book, post-apocalyptic, horror series. Each chronicle will feature Dean's struggles as he tries to survive in this new world. And thus the name, The Zombie Chronicles.

WARNING: All your questions won't be answered in book 1.

I hope you enjoy this series, and thank you for giving book one a chance.*

Welcome to the Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series.

Prequel to the series: Val

Book 1 – The Zombie Chronicles
Book 2 – Race for the Cure
Book 3 – Deadly City
Book 4 – Poisonous Serum
Book 5 – Undead Nightmare
Book 6 – Revelation
Book 7 – Trepidation (due out in Jan.)
Book 8 – Impact (due out in spring)

Warning: Mild violence. For mature teens or older.


Val was bitten by a zombie and now she’s scheduled for lethal injection. Breaking all the rules, eighteen year old, Dean Walters snags an experimental serum. But it can’t be tested until Val turns into a zombie: something authorities won’t allow. Her execution is scheduled to happen before transformation is complete, giving Dean only hours to break her out.

When their helicopter crashes straight into the heart of Zombie Land, his rescue mission becomes a fight for survival…and giving up on Val is NOT an option.

This is a zombie apocalypse novel.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4474 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Shadows Publishing (December 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008R53WBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,553 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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80 of 92 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars christ almighty- this is bad, very bad August 6, 2013
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Wow. I ploughed on with the book to find it ends on a cliff hanger. Well to be honest I saw the ending coming about 10 pages earlier.

Terrible writing, awful, and I mean god awful dialogue between all the characters.
All kinds of nonsense dialogie between them during supposedly tense action scenes.

So many pages taken up with banal conversations, did I mention the god awful dialogue? Just to make sure this sinks in, its bloody awful.

Why keep referring to the undead as zombies? "Quick, watch out for the zombie on your left" "there's too many zombies"

Imagine if you heard that in the walking dead??

And the teenage slushy romance? It seemingly takes place over weeks as its clear everyone falls in love with each other, including a guy who wants to date a girl dying from a bite. Christ that hair dialogue between the two was toe curlingly bad. Toe curlingly may not be a word, but neither is there're and that was in this book.

Also the action parts were poorly explained, hardly had a clue what was goin on as most things made no sense. Certainly felt like the author was about 13 herself

I won't be getting the next one as the characters were all so bloody wet and annoying I was hoping they'd be killed in some horrendous way everytime I turned the page.

Last time I trust amazon reviews on face value. All the 1 stars hit the nail on the head with this book. Its essentially the zombie version of twilight. If that's your thing then go for it. Anyone hoping for something a little more gritty as a post apocalyptic zombie book should be should swerve this. I only gave it one star because I couldn't give it zero, or minus.
Sorry Chrissy, you may be a nice lady, but a zombie author you ain't
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly written February 9, 2013
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This is my first review, but I felt I had to write it. I am a real lover of zombie lit, but this book had SO many inconsistencies in it that it made it difficult to read.....a jeep with a trunk? Filling up balloons with flour to distract zombies when you're about to be attacked? (Ain't nobody got time for that!). Just crazy inaccuracies and unbelievable story turns. It reminded me of stories I've read that were written by my middle schoolers. I won't be following the series, for sure. Very glad it was free....and the reason it got 2 stars instead of one. Someone needs to hire a good proofreader for MANY of the books I buy on Kindle/amazon. Find it hard to believe how many of them make it to this point with so many mistakes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Silly and adolescent July 20, 2013
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So disappointed - I was looking for something more like the Walking Dead novels. This book is just silly and inane, with ridiculous dialogue (really?? you actually have a character refer to the zombies as "those numbskulls" ????? Please ...). It should be rated for age 13 and under so adults don't waste their time. Sorry :(
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written June 24, 2013
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There's no reason to read this unless you're 12 yrs old or younger. The limited range of the characters and the laughable dialog would suit that age range, but it's definitely not for people who can actually read or would like a story that's interesting. There are very few books in this world I can't manage to finish, but this is one of them. It's not worth it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Juvenile July 7, 2013
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This book is juvenile at best. The characters are weak lacking in structure. Sometimes I didn't know who was speaking because the characters sound similar. Their dialogue is not thought out. The storyline is is not smooth, but has breaks in it where useful information could have been narrated. The details are minimal. I could not get a clear picture of any of the locations. The idea is there but the execution is deplorable.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreadable August 13, 2013
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I could not make it through the second chapter. I love the Zombie genres, but this book is unreadable. The story is slow, the characters are not interesting and the dialogue is laughable. It’s my fault for not “Looking Inside” first.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent, Highly Enjoyably Zombie Tale August 4, 2012
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If you have a thing for zombie books, if you loved the movie "Zombieland" or the TV series "The Walking Dead" than you will be mad about "The Zombie Chronicles (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)" by Chrissy Peebles.

The first chapter starts the action with Dean and his date riding a Ferris wheel when zombies storm the fair. Fast forward to a year in time where people are trying to survive. Dean, along with his brother is trying to save Val, the sister they knew nothing about. Dean has an experimental cure for her but the catch is he has to wait for her to turn before administrating said cure, but in the new world of `Zombie land' once someone has been infected then they are put to death before they have a chance to turn and infect others. Right before Val is slated to be executed Dean sneaks her out of the quarantined, top-security detention center to await her turning. Along the way they rescue a couple of girls, fight off numerous zombie attacks and just try to survive long enough to administer the cure that could save their sister.

Chrissy Peebles has outdone herself again with "The Zombie Chronicles (Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series)". With this third series she has shown that she is a truly gifted, multitalented novelist. If this is the first book that you have read by Ms. Peebles than do yourself a favor, get back to the Amazon website and get yourself a copy of all of her books. Every one of the books in each of her series are different but highly entertaining and once you start one of her books you will not want to stop reading until that last page is turned. I started this book in the morning and before it was bedtime (to my disappointment) I had finished it. It was that difficult to put down. This is one author that will surely become a favorite of yours.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good book. I would recommend this book to anyone
This is a very good book. I would recommend this book to anyone. This book has a very good storyline, it's just a great book all around.
Published 5 days ago by steve trent
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this story
I enjoyed this story, a lot. It's probably YA, so there's no sex, but there was quite a bit of awesome zombie violence, so parents should use their judgement . Read more
Published 11 days ago by erobbins33
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I didn't order this
Published 13 days ago by karen miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
A good read. Well-written.Fast-paced.
This might be an author to keep an eye on.
I'm not sure this is a complete novel, more of a long short-story, but it's worth it. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Stonewalker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Any zombie story is good to me!
Published 1 month ago by Cassandra Gardiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely read this.
This is a very well written book that engages you from the very first page. It is a unique storyline and, I cannot wait to read the rest of the series.
Published 1 month ago by Daniel Sidwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Great zombie young adult read
I was completely rivited with this read. It had a great balance of family, romance, friendship and of course gruesome zombie killings. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tia dalton
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I'd never read anything by Chrissy Peebles before, but the first three books of The Zombie Chronicles have been great! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Janine
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Young Adult Read
This is a good young adult book! A virus and zombies, and a family member that has been bitten! Dean rescues his sister Val, who has been bitten and is scheduled for execution! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kathryn D Dillard
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book
I enjoyed this book. Although it had some inconsistencies and errors, the overall premise is good. The story kept me reading so that I want to find out what happens in the next... Read more
Published 2 months ago by marcie wegner
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More About the Author

Chrissy Peebles has always loved reading and writing fantasy from the earliest age she can remember. She lives in a busy city with her husband, two young kids, and three cats. Chrissy also loves to snap photos as her favorite hobby.

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Please feel free to connect with Chrissy Peebles and share your comments. She loves to connect with her readers. Also, please feel free to check out her seven book trailers below and located on this page showcasing different books.

Chrissy Peebles has hit #1 on the fantasy and horror charts on numerous occasions with her Ruby Ring Saga and Apocalypse Infection Unleashed Series. She has also hit #1 in Hot New Releases. Chrissy has been a ranked author in Amazon's top 100 in horror and fantasy. Eternal Destiny has appeared on the charts 435 times. It has appeared on charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, USA. It has appeared on the Action & Adventure , Fiction & Literature genre charts.

Her paranormal fantasy series, Eternal Vows, and her horror series, The Zombie Chronicles have been on the Top 100 Amazon bestsellers list since its release in 2012.

Chrissy Peebles has published 18 books that have appeared on the Amazon charts. These books have appeared on charts in Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, and USA.

Books by Chrissy Peebles

The Enchanted Castle Series
The Enchanted Castle Series Book Trailer:
Enchanted Castle - book 1
My Haunted Fairytale - book 2
Enchanted Dreams - book 3

The Ruby Ring Saga
The Ruby Ring Book Trailer:
Eternal Vows - book 1
Eternal Destiny - book 2
Eternal Fire - book 3
Eternal Faith - book 4
Eternal Bloom - book 5
Eternal Flame - book 6

The Crush Saga
The Crush Saga Book Trailer:
Crush - Book 1
Crash - Book 2
Chosen - book 3
Chaos - book 4

The Hope Saga
The Hope Saga Book Trailer:
Apocalypse - Underwater City - book 1
Rebel Princess - book 2
Rebel Warrior - book 3

Trapped in the Hollow Earth Novelette Series
Book Trailer:
Book 1 - Castaway
Book 2 - Dread
Book 3 - Peril
Book 4 - Outlive
Book 5 - Endure
Book 6 - Persevere
Book 7 - Turbulence
Book 8 - Hope
Book 9 - Termination - The Conclusion

Apocalypse Unleashed Series
Book Trailer for The Zombie Chronicles Series:
Val (prequel to the zombie series) Book Trailer:

Val - The prequel to The Zombie Chronicles
The Zombie Chronicles - book 1
The Zombie Chronicles - book 2 - Race for the Cure
The Zombie Chronicles - book 3 - Deadly City
The Zombie Chronicles - book 4 - Poisonous Serum
The Zombie Chronicles - book 5 - Undead Nightmare
The Zombie Chronicles - book 6 - Revelation
The Zombie Chronicles - book 7 - Trepidation

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