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Lockdown Paperback – April 10, 2014
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About the Author
Samie Sands lives in a small seaside town in England with her husband and daughter. She has a degree in Media Studies and has spent her career working as a Graphic Designer. She enjoys reading books from all genres, particularly horror and spends far too much time with her head in a book.
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Top Customer Reviews
The heroine has us rooting for her from the beginning. The zombie apocalypse that she inadvertently exposed leads her to wanting to reconnect and protect her family. She, and two friends, defy the Lockdown to get to the ones they love.
Their journey leads them into the zombie infected world, where they must avoid being turned in order to fulfill their wishes.
Samie interjects humor, as well as fear and horror into the zombie invasion. As the book progresses, the story moves faster and the ending has an unexpected twist that leaves the reader wanting more.
The first person narration, from Leah’s point of view, puts a unique spin on the zombie world. A must read for all zombie fans.
I read Ms Sands’ books out of order and for the first time in my life the only feeling was – I’ve got to read the first one now! Samie Sands writing in a new, inventive, exciting style. It is the first 1st person zombie novel that did not disappoint or leave me feeling lacking. If you are a zombie fan, this is a must read. It completely sucks you in and you feel as if you are there with the… discovering.
To say that Lockdown is different than a typical zombie apocalypse story doesn't quite give it enough credit, but to tell you what truly sets it apart would be giving away some of the surprises that at its core make it so enjoyable to read. Samie's approach to how the world ends is unique in my readings, and at the same time, undeniably human and real.
The story opens centering around Leah, a normal girl with normal problems. Her life doesn't stretch much farther than the streets of her neighborhood and, all told, we don't see much more than that by the end of the story either. It's a fascinating arc that manages to provide all the drama and strain of an undead contagion without overwhelming the reading by having to provide a global scale.
It's a fun read with frustratingly real characters - and I am happy to see that Samie has not only kept this universe alive in a sequel, but has a number of novellas involving new characters from the same struggling human race as well.
The action is seen through the eyes of Leah, a twenty-something singleton whose attempts to impress a male co-worker go pear-shaped when she accidentally leaks unconfirmed information about a global viral outbreak. She soon becomes a national pariah, and as she tries to convince everybody that it was a practical joke gone horribly wrong, the truth about the virus comes to light and the Lockdown begins.
Leah is a well-written and relatable character whose witty internal narration makes Lockdown a lot of fun to read. The pacing is also superb, and the book mingles laughs, violence and gut-wrenching emotion seamlessly, without ever feeling tonally inconsistent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lockdown to anybody looking for a fast-paced, funny and involving tale, and am looking forward to the author's next book!
AM13 is a zombivication virus, not like zomies in the movies. No spoilers.
This book was an unexpected surprise. You actually want to know what
happens next. I am curious to see where AM13 leads in the next book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had read a few other samples from the author on Wattpad and really liked her style of writing,...Read more
It's a great book, Samie! :)Read more