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- Print Length: 284 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 25, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0087385BS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,821 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Origins (Book One) A Zombie Apocalypse Adventure (Zombie Games 1) Kindle Edition
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I rated this book a five out five. Everything in this book kept me on the edge of my seat. From the start of the zombie apocalypse to the end end of it. This book was so good it could have been made into a movie. If you like romance, laughter, blood and guts, and ZOMBIES then this is the perfect book for you --Kristine (Amazon Reviewer)
ONE OF THE BEST ZOMBIE BOOKS I'VE EVER READ:) Can't wait for the second book SECOND BOOK HERE I COME!!! --Naomi Laumoli --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book “Origins (Zombie Games # 1)” by Kristen Middleton is a solid book about zombies and I read relatively fast. The book is well written and the characters are well elaborated. The story begins with the flu that is sweeping the world and by a vaccine they get sick. Unfortunately, the effect of the vaccine is disastrous because people who get it become zombies. The story is about Cassie, her family and friends. She is a regular seventeen-year-old, has a younger sister, her father is a lover of firearms and an obsessive zombie game player, and the mother keeps the whole family together. Although Cassie is not aware that the whole world is about to fall apart, the school closes because of the flu, people are not in the streets, only her karate school work and there she meets Bryce De Deluca. The world soon begins to fall apart and the two of them will find themselves in the whirlwind of the life-saving struggle. The book would be recommended to fans of the apocalyptic genre with zombies.
dont have. a explaination for how the zombies started. I wont spoil that for you. I read this book in one day if it had been 400 pages or longer would have rated it 4 stars the story centered around a group of survivors as they try to survive the zombie apocalypse. They are led by a teenager named, Cassie. I like that she isn't the screaming shrinking violet type. She kicks serious zombie ass. at some point, Cassie decides to try to find her mother who went MIA after taking a wounded soldier to the hospital which is somehow still operating I dont think emergency generators would provide enough power to keep a hospital operating.
Aside from the immaturity of some of the characters, the story was actually intense and addictive. I loved how it all started and how the virus spread. It really makes you think twice about flu shots for sure. But I am still on the fence if I want to continue on with the series. I guess we will just have to see.
What I enjoyed the most was the action and scene transitions. The story flows well without any hang ups describing far too much that isn’t relevant to the story. It’s written first person so the reader/listener gets Cassie’s account of the story. The plot isn’t simply waking up to zombies it’s centered around Cassie trying to get to her little sister who spent the night at a friends before the zombie breakout and survival.
As a listener I enjoyed the narrator, Belle Avery, is phenomenal. Her voice is clear, concise and she sounds like a teenager. She reads at a steady pace not skipping a beat.
Better than TV!
I found the story at first interesting, grabbing and keeping my interest; then intriguing, where was the author going and what was going to happen; and finally I became completely engrossed in finding out what each of the characters roles was going to be, how they were going to survive, how they would get along, and how they would fight. I became completely engrossed in these peoples lives. I loved the merry band of all-walks in life, normal people helping each other out and putting aside differences in a crisis.
I appreciated the author keeping the guts and gore descriptions to a minimum and instead focusing on the relationships. Despite some grammatical errors, I look forward to reading book two.
However, this story is not without flaws. The main one is that Cassie, our heroine, keeps getting distracted by Bryce, a lust-worthy, handsome (and decent) dude and Eva, a totally bitchy female classmate. But Cassie has bigger fish to fry, or rather zombies to defend against! I realize that this is fantasy, not real life, but in a life or death situation, I think that most teenagers (and teenage fictional characters) can focus better on survival, and ignore hormones and retaliating for "mean girl;" pettiness. So, this distractibility makes Cassie seem kind of dumb, which she mostly isn't.
The editing is good, the writing is good, and the plot moves right along. The language is pretty mild and the sexual content is wishful thinking, rather than anything actually happening. One last point: please do not let this fantasy story discourage you and your loved ones from flu shots and routine immunizations that could potentially save your life. Remember, this is a made-up story.
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The first 50% of the book doesn't feature any zombies and the second half seems more focused on the female characters' infatuation with a male character than imminent death. The source of the outbreak seemed ridiculous to me, the characters lack emotional depth (everyone seems to get over the death of loved ones etc rather quickly), the plot is peppered full of holes and inconsistencies (electric doors opening despite power cuts) and the copy reader should be fed to the zombies. The author seems to have confused Vicks vapo rub with Vaseline/petroleum jelly, uses the word "raunchy" to describe a smell.. I wanted to stop so many times but kept convincing myself it would get better. There's absolutely no chance I will be buying the next book.
Apologies to the author for such a scathing review. I really do admire anyone who can write and publish a book.
The first critique I have about this installment would be the slow start. I understand that it may be a little harsh and the autor wants us to understand our characters and relate to them, but I felt myself skimming over in some places. My second would be that at times it felt a little cheesey- the charactisation of Cassie was this stong teenager, however at times, she would blurt out something an adult thought a teenager would say, rather than what they really would. Finally, I found myself re-reading some parts or feeling a little confused about what happened, which I believe was the fault of some misplaced punctuation or even some grammatically incorrect sentences.
My overall opinion of this novel is one of satisfaction; although I have critiqued it above, I enjoyed the story wuite a lot. I was swept up in the story line, taken aback at some of the characters and completly flabberghausted at the events that take place!
Will be really looking forward to reading the next installment- reccomending it to friends and family of all ages!
I see this is the first book in a series and think it will be worth following.
I recommend this book although you will have to keep buying the rest unless you have kindle unlimited.
I'm not usually fussy. I read anything and everything. But this was clearly free for a reason. Sorry!
Good characters and plenty of action in this.
Buy it..I just got the other 2 in the series, hope they are just as enjoyable
as this one :D