Just as good the second time,
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This review is from: A Plague Upon Your Family (Zombie Fallout, Book 2) (Paperback)
Eliza, Tommy, the Talbots and of course, the zombies, are back for the second installment of the Zombie Fallout series, Zombie Fallout 2 - A Plague Upon Your Family. I'm a massive fan of the Zombie Fallout series and the author, Mark Tufo. Earlier this year I re-read the first book in the series, Zombie Fallout (read my review here), and always fully intended to go back and re-read the second book in the series too.
I read a lot of zombie books (probably 20-30% of my total reading), and I enjoy them all for different reasons, but the main reason I enjoy the Zombie Fallout series so damn much are really the characters. Mike Talbot, the narrator of the story, is one of the most sarcastic and snicker-worthy characters I have ever encountered in a book. Coupled with Tommy, the seemingly clueless boy with his secret guardian angel (who appears to be a famous TV presenter), an evil zombie chick with a goal to destroy the Talbot family and anyone who gets in her way, and probably the most underrated character of the series, Mike's long suffering wife (who is also a firecracker in her own right), Tracy.
The action sequences are incredibly well-written - a perfect balance of tension, description and character interaction make them completely visible in the mind, and the zombies are truly terrifying.
The story itself moves at a pretty relentless pace in ZF2 as the Talbots and their friends run into some pretty hairy situations, both at the hands of the zombie army that are continually hunting them down, and other humans they encounter on their journey to escape Eliza's clutches. There is also a bunch of extremely likable 'good guys' that save their bacon more than once.
It's rare that I re-read a book, and even rarer that I would re-read a whole series. But I will be re-reading ZF3 in the very near future before moving onto the two books in the series I have't yet read, ZF4 and ZF5. The Zombie Fallout series continues to cement itself in my top 3 zombie series of all time.