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One of the things I liked about this book is how each chapter began with a set of questions or sentences taken from the newspaper at the time. The questions were directed at the real Lizzie Borden in her trial. These questions and news articles set up the entire chapter to be read and is a different take from what I have seen before.
As I mentioned before, this was a bit of difficult read for me as I do not care for the genre, however, I think the author did a pretty good job at setting up the scenes from a real event to make it look like the zombie book she was going for. Blood, gore, and lies told are completely throughout the book and ironically, makes it more plausible than the real story.
The author included at the end of the book: sources and briefly, the real story.
This book has earned 4 stars from me.
Disclosure: I received a PDF of this book for free from the author. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
All in all, Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter is a wonderfully-written piece and a delight to read. The editing is spot-on as there were no obvious spelling or grammatical errors to be seen, and the verbiage used was excellently-chosen and appropriate to the era. The setting is artfully portrayed and the plot covers its bases while wrapping up in a satisfying ending. The characters are consistent, and most importantly the protagonist is a likeable and believable heroine. If you are looking for a solid read, horror or otherwise, this is a book worth considering.
That's what happens to Lizzie when she wakes up to find that her step mother and father have come down with a mysterious illness that causes them to attack her. She takes care of it and is horrified to find out that this is happening more and more all over town but is being kept quiet.
Terrified that she may face murder charges, Lizzie tries to keep it together for her younger sister and finds that she is not as alone as she thinks.
I loved this book, it was written well and I could tell that it was well thought out. It was unlike any other zombie tale I've read and I throughly enjoyed it.
If you've read Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter or Anna Karenina and the Robots or any of those wonderful books, then you have an idea of what you're in for here. It's a classic tale, or history, that has been retold to include the monstrous. I've loved every book that I've read in this genre, and this book falls into that category perfectly.
The unexpected part for me is that we start off with the killing of Lizzie's parents. I was expecting that to be the crux of the story, but it isn't. It's the opener! Most of the story is actually about the mystery of where the zombies have come from and how her parents became afflicted. Secondary to that is the unfolding of Lizzie and her sister's lives as they attempt to get past their parents' deaths.
Where this book differs from others in this genre, that I've read anyway, is that there are historical facts pulled in. Verstraete adds in news clippings and first account witnesses as well as pieces from the actual trial of Lizzie Borden. I actually learned a few things from this book! It also lends an extra facet of realism to the story.
I do wish that I could have gotten to know Lizzie better as a character. You get to see plenty of her thoughts and emotions, as well as her motivations. I just felt like she was a bland person, though. I couldn't see myself having tea with her because I didn't know enough to strike up a conversation with her. I wanted to really bond with her and start a He-Woman Zombie Haters Club or something.
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