- File Size: 2584 KB
- Print Length: 316 pages
- Publisher: Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (July 12, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 7, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FYCWTVQ
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,753 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I absolutely loved every single word of it (and like Candace, I'm not even a fan of zombies or know anything about them)! It was crazy action-packed and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Not only that, but I was so very tempted to go to the last chapter to see who survives (which is a huge no-no in my eyes) because if a certain love interest was no longer in the picture, I would have been massively devastated.
Candace has to be one of my new favorite character's as she was hilarious. I loved her outbursts, bobblehead likeness, and love for others. She was so genuine in all she did, especially when it came to protecting others.
Overall, I definitely recommend this book to speculative readers who like paranormal, but also want a Christian message woven in. High action, romance, and a surprise ending makes "Zombie Takeover" an excellent read!
What I think could be improved: I found the ending unbelievable. That didn't bother me too much, since I think the point of the story isn't to be absolutely, realistically believable, but a fun adventure. I'll admit I was a little disappointed that the zombies weren't actually real, though.
My favorite character: Oh hum. A tie between Candace and Gavin. Candace because she's so relatable, funny, and caring. Gavin because he's a gentleman. And he's Scottish.
My favorite part: Not an actual scene from the story, but I loved Candace's voice. There were so many little parts that made me chuckle.
Overall: A super fun story that isn't believable at times, but totally worth the read!
Candace ends up at an advanced screening of a new zombie film ON HER BIRTHDAY with her boyfriend when she hates zombies and expects to watch it all with her eyes closed. Next thing you know, her boyfriend has dumped her ON HER BIRTHDAY (who does that?!) and her favorite actor, Gavin Bailey has asked her out for coffee and coming to her rescue in a sweet way.
Something terrible goes wrong and Gavin and Candace are running from zombies, Candace is doing everything possible not to freak out but understandably upset and trying to survive crazy situations, desperately crying out to God and even praying throughout, and struggling to do her part in fighting but knowing nothing about what to expect next.
I loved how Gavin protects Candace, comforts her, rescues her, teaches her to shoot, stays by her side, watches over her, and is determined to be deserving of her even when they get annoyed at each other. He is a flawed hero, but he is awesome in the story. His character somewhat let me down at the end, but despite my disappointment he does seem like the real deal.
Best part of this story.....yes there are zombies, but utterly well written and I loved everything about Candace. I loved how Candace wants to protect everyone, even though it's hopeless; love her response to everything, how she questions everything, how her heart breaks over things most people disregard. Loved her loyalty and her humbleness. She has a late reaction thinking of her family in this disaster, but I completely agreed with her. I'm sure after the story ended she will forever be carrying a bookbag filled with toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant the way Tom Hanks forever carried water bottles after his experience in Cast Away. You are forever changed after this experience and rightly so.
More best parts to mention.....there is no profanity, and even though Gavin and Candace share many kisses and sweet moments, there is no sexual content. One character mentions her desire for Justin Bieber in one scene after Candace refuses to compromise her standards and I'm sure I made a yucky face siding with Candace's response 100%. That scene was one of my fave parts of the story, Candace thinks she's inadequate to handle this violence and mayhem, but the girl has spunk in spite of the danger surrounding her and I loved her sense of humor. She also stands up for herself in multiple scenes that had me cheering for her and loving her more. She gets laughed at, attacked, ignored, challenged, and disregarded many times throughout but she never quits or retaliates. She even forgives her ex boyfriend and tries to help him when she realizes something terrible has happened. I would've liked more justice for the ex, but that part was done well.
I wanted to give this book five stars, but there's a twist in the story that had me in disbelief. It was a moment brilliantly written but had I not been so surprised I might've dropped the book, not willing to do that to my kindle though :)
This was an amazing book and it really messed with me but in a good way.....I should've stayed away from this story, but I'm glad I didn't, will never forget how it pulled me in and kept me riveted. If you're willing to leave your comfort zone to try out a new author, I think this book is for you and will totally change the way you look at zombies and movie stars but it will also give you great characters to love.
I'm a slow reader and I whipped through this book. There wasn't a moment that I was bored or wished a scene would just get over with. The entire thing kept me captivated from start to finish.
I adore Candace, the main character. She is AWESOME. Her sense of humor rocks, and her compassion and love for those around her shine through. She was REAL and amazing. And I want the next book NOW. I am still trying not to cry as I'm writing this review. So Heartrending and beautiful. How am I even saying this about a zombie book? Well, I am. You'll totally have to read it to find out why.
The gore wasn't overkill, it never became more gruesome then I could bear. Harper did a great job of making me see the zombies-and all the tension that comes with them-but not getting completely grossed out.
The romance was swoonworthy. Oh my goodness. I fell in love with Gavin. And Candace. Seriously. Let's just give them a ship name now. Gandace. There we go. I LOVE GANDACE and I'm not afraid to show it!!! I want more so badly. I haven't read a book that moved me this much in awhile. Seriously, buy this book. You won't regret it.