Nightmare on Zombie Island: Book 5 (Twisted Journeys ®) Paperback – January 1, 2008
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In this Graphic Universe(tm) series, YOU choose what happens next in these full-color, action-packed graphic novels. Throughout the story, the reader selects from several options that determine where the plot will go. Every book has dozens of combinations to explore. Which twists and turns will YOUR journey take?
From the Back Cover
TRAVEL THROUGH ALL THE TWISTED JOURNEYS(tm):
#1 CAPTURED BY PIRATES
#2 ESCAPE FROM PYRAMID X
#3 TERROR IN GHOST MANSION
#4 THE TREASURE OF MOUNT FATE
#5 NIGHTMARE ON ZOMBIE ISLAND
#6 THE TIME TRAVEL TRAP
- Grade Level : 4 - 7
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0822562006
- Product Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.25 x 7.5 inches
- ISBN-13 : 978-0822562009
- Publisher : Graphic Universe ™ (January 1, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 9 - 13 years
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,461,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In the book the reader, you, is the main characters. You can control what happens to you and the characters around you. Your parents have allowed you spend the summer vacation with your best friend Jimmy and his aunt, Dr. Chase. She is a famous explore and her next adventure is to figure out what happen on a deserted island. The plantation on this island was abandoned many years ago. You are there to enjoy yourself and learn what you can about the exploration. When you arrive you are met by a man named Dylan who tells you a legend about why this plantation is abandon.
A pirate by the name of Bloody Bob Slade hid his treasure in a cave. He soon took over the plantation and killed all the owners leaving the slaves alive to wait on him hand and foot. An elderly slave placed a curse on him, if his gold ever left the cave the dead will rise on the island and kill everyone. Since Bloody Bob did not believe in curses he killed the slave. The next day Bob took some gold out of the cave and was instantly killed by a horde of the undead.
It is now up to you to decide whether this story is true or false as you start your journey.
I have mixed feelings about this book. I like the idea that you get to choose your own adventure but I hate that you do not get the full effect of a story. I read this book six times and each time I die very quickly. I tried playing the safe route and died then I went head on with the zombies and died. I just could not find the story where I make it off the island. It was fun though. I was eaten, I drowned and I even got to fall through stairs.
The comic strips and illustrations both cover and inside, are wonderful. The zombies look superb and I love the glowing red eyes. I also like how some of the book is written in page form then switches to a comic strip. It kept the adventure interesting. I did not like how zombies were destroyed but I guess a headshot is not really meant for kids. However, this book is very gruesome. The pirate kills people, you die around every corner, and zombies want to eat your flesh.
I had a fun time reading the book though. I might have had a better time if I was able to find the storyline where I take the gold and find a way off the island. I will keep reading it until I find that happy ending, if there is one. Some aspects are childlike but others are very adult. I will have to give Nightmare on Zombie Island 3 Undead Heads out of 5.