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This review is from: Alice in Deadland (Kindle Edition)
I'll start off by saying I love a finely written book like Jumper or reflex by Gould, John Locke, Zakour, and many more. This is not one of them.
The author starts off by telling you about the main character. Her skills, abilities, and you really believe the character is ready to do what is written. Then you get to the story, and realize the character can't do any of it.
Alice is suppose to be a top notch 15yr old fighter with many kills under her belt, lots of training, knowledge on the situations, and the mindset to do the job. Unfortunately in the writers first test of Alice he proves to be a disappointing characters. She can't fight, think, plan, or user her brain.
The writer spends a several pages telling us how skilled Alice is, but as soon as a fight happens, he tells you all over again DURING THE FIGHT. So a 2-3 pages action fight turns into a essay on her character with bits and pieces of a fight.
The character has a rifle, gun, and long knife. The only way to kill the creatures is by shooting/hitting them in the head. So Alice is in close proximity to three undead, she shots one in the head, wastes two in the chest of another before shooting the second in the head, and the third gets kicked. She then runs away because she's out of bullets. Runs 1/4 of a mile flat out in there territory, and never reloads. During all this the writer re-iterates Alice's fighting skills/knowledge/preparedness.
I stopped reading at that point. Why bothers? By the way, this was in the first chapter.