- File Size: 1495 KB
- Print Length: 422 pages
- Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing (December 16, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 16, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005KOIVH0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,460 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sundered: Book 1 (The Nevermore Trilogy) Kindle Edition
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Sundered is possibly the most predictable book I've ever read. From the outset, I was left utterly unsurprised and disappointed by this fiasco.
Sometime in the future, a miracle drug is created. And that drug turns people into ... almost!zombies. It's very important that these are almost!zombies instead of actually!zombies so there can be some softcore zombie/human action later on in the book and no one feels too squicked out about it. Oh my.
From the utterly unsexy sex scenes (really, are we going to have one while we're covered in hives? I'm so turned on right now), to the idiocy of the main characters, to the blatantly transparent prose, Sundered is possibly the worst book I've read in a long time.
Yes, I finished it. I spent the whole book waiting for our main character to grow a pair. But she doesn't. Mara's main existence in the book seems to be to stand around and angst about everything.
I do give the book one thing - the concept it had here was really strong. The not!zombies were a neat spin on the classic tale. Their description almost beautiful in a weird and creepy way.
But seriously. Even the 'hey that's pretty neat' concept couldn't stop me from being right about every single 'plot twist' in this shallow, navel-inspecting book.
So not interested in the next one.
The main character, Mara, was very believable. Her compassion for her husband, especially toward the end, was so touching. In all honesty, I'm usually the type that figures out what the author is up to before anything actually happens in the story. I'm happy to say that that wasn't the case this time! I was completely blindsided by events in this story. Even now, I can't stop thinking about it.
I'm looking forward to starting book two in the trilogy. I know it will be just as good. I'd expect nothing less from this author! HIGHLY recommended!
Story-wise, the "protagonist" is stupid, selfish and vain, her husband barely better. The "doctor" seems to have gained his credentials via a cereal box, or perhaps off the back page of a Mills and Boon book. The story abounds with references to weightloss in the most ridiculous circumstances, one character merely a few kilos overweight "waddling" because of it - typical female self hatred making it clear the author has body image issues.
The small Nevermore interludes are even more ridiculous and completely unbelievable. The author contradicts herself with the "human becoming like pack animals (akin to wolves)" vs. typical Zombie with no motor skills. This Nevermore combination does not compute. They seem to have been dumbed down just enough to make the story sort of work if you've never had any contact with the Zombie genre.
After ploughing on through endless pages of gibbering descriptions of self loathing and fertility issues I ended up skipping the majority of the book, reading just enough to keep up with the story (and there's really only about 5 pages worth of actual story here). Granted a lot of this review is skewed by personal taste (I expected horror and fantasy, not romance after all) and if you like romance then you will probably like this; everyone else don't bother.
They hear a radio ad for a new Miracle Drug that cures everything. Or course, our spineless damsel must go take this drug to cure her fertility problems and get skinny at the same time. Pity it is made from (You Guessed It) Scotch Broom and she can't have it. So while the rest of the world turns into botanically altered Zombies (Nevermores) our girl stays whiny and useless. She does not even seem too upset by her thoughtless husband's transformation.
Oddly enough, it wasn't my desire to take Mara to an assertiveness class that made me dislike this story. It was the puppy. Nero is such a magically perfect puppy that it killed my suspension of disbelief even in a zombie story. Has anyone raised a puppy that never destroyed anything, followed every time without a leash, never piddled on the floor, etc? I feel like I'm reading a student assignment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I read the book it was sad The Nevermore Trilogy it good read l ready first of the series all I have to say I hope it doesn't happen read the book to fine out.Published 13 months ago by doloria plachta