- File Size: 1666 KB
- Print Length: 249 pages
- Publisher: Just Ink Press, LLC; 1 edition (October 30, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GC4FDYQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,289,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Mayhem in Mexico: Zombie Infestation (A Serena Rouge Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Serena L. Rouge is a mom-writer by day, and a zombie killer at night. We find out, through back story, that Serena's idyllic neighborhood was exposed to chemicals that caused a zombie outbreak. However, Serena finds herself immune to the virus. The exposure did have some remarkable effects: she's faster, stronger, and able to tell if someone is carrying the zombie virus.
We have The Suits (the two government agents) that recruit Serena. There's a group of bio-terrorists that want a writer, not a journalist, to write their "Oh, we're going the world a great favor!! Write how awesome we are!" story. She's supposed to go into Mexico, break into the company that's producing the virus, get all the information she can, and get out. So the theory goes.
Her children, and their babysitter (a biochemist that helps Serena), get kidnapped while Serena does the long drive to meet up with her contact. Her contact gets gets kidnapped before she can meet up with him, and has to rescue him.
This story keeps moving and rolling. It's chock full of action, wise cracks, shootings, and creative thinking. And ZOMBIES!! Did I mention zombies? Because, yeah. I love how the AIDS virus is used as a government cover-up for the zombie virus.
LJ Bushman! Where is the second book? *paces*
After reading the snippet of this book provided on Amazon, on a break at work, I knew I just had to buy it. Told in first person, the heroine (Serena Rouge) is the bad-ass that every woman should be able to relate to. I've always been a huge fan of kick-butt females, that shoot first and ask questions later and of interesting zombie tales, so this was a huge win-win for me!
What knocked it down half an egg for me, was that the way the zombies came to life and how it was explained wasn't very clear in the beginning of the novel. It was like it was very quickly explained so the reader had some idea what was going on, but it seemed a bit muddled. Having the virus relate to something that the real world deals with, threw me for a loop. (And not initially in a good way.) Since it wasn't explained very well it left me very confused. Later on in the story it is explained better though. Since most zombie tales happen in a world where pop culturally "zombies" don't exist, (thus they end up calling them things like, undead, walkers, living dead, etc. ) it threw me off the narrative of the story when the virus was a mutated form of something that exists in real life.
At an Amazon estimate of 249 pages, and selling for $2.99 currently on Amazon, this book is a steal. I found myself reading it on all my breaks, and at night a little too late in the evening before having to put it down. It is action packed from beginning to end, and if the explanation of the zombie virus confuses any readers, I recommend to just keep reading as the story gets much-much better from there. It seems that the book was left open for sequels, and I would definitely buy the next in the series to see what was going on in Serena's world. She is an interesting character, and the way she looks at things is greatly entertaining.