Friday, July 5, 2013

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Dead Living by Glenn Bullion

Dead Living
Dead Living by Glenn Bullion
Publication Date: January 7th 2013
Genre: Horror/Zombies
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
It didn’t take long for the world to die. And it didn’t take long, either, for the dead to rise.

Born on the day everything ended, a world filled with the walking dead is the only one that Aaron knows. Kept in seclusion, his family teaches  him the basics. How to read and write. How to survive.

Then Aaron makes a shocking discovery. The undead, who desire nothing but flesh, ignore him. It’s as if he’s invisible to them.

The survivors of the old suburb of Lexington call a high school their home. They live day to day, without any of the luxuries mankind used to enjoy. Samantha is a product of the new world. Alone, cold, looking out only for herself. She and the other residents of Lexington feel their hope dwindling. They need change. They need someone who can face the corpses. They need someone who can live in a city of the dead.

They need Aaron.

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~My Thoughts~

Wow, this turned out better than I thought it would. I'm not saying this was going to be bad but I didn't know that it was going to start where it started, it was going to have amazing well rounded characters, and or a world that was built perfectly for any kind of reader. Seriously it was a heart pounding, action packed, page turner of a book that I just want to jump right back into the world Glenn Bullion has created for us.
There's so much that happens in this book yet it all gets tied up nicely at the end. It's one of those books where it's truly finished at the end but the storytelling was just so good that you'll be dying for a sequel, even though you know there really doesn't need to be one haha. That's how amazing this book is.
In the beginning we get to see how it all goes down and I wasn't expecting that. For some reason I thought it was going to follow the same YA formula and it'll all be told by the girl point of view but it was better than that. We get many points of views yet it they all move smoothly into the next. I was never lost or confused between the characters and it was easy to tell them apart in the beginning to whom I was reading behind the eyes of. I loved it! Seriously amazing!
Though there were a lot of happy and humorous moments too, there were a lot of sad ones and they'll hook you in just like the other stuff. It’s a zombie/end of the world book so you just have to expect some lose within the characters and each one will pull at your heart strings. No lie, even when a bunch of kids get turned into zombies after wanting to be hero’s like Aaron. Even though I never knew the kids it was extremely heartbreaking. This book is heartbreaking when it wants to be and always at the right moments. Though I am very happy with the end, even after all the struggle the characters have to go through to get there.
I love the twist the author has on his main guy Aaron, he's immune to the virus and the zombies aren't drawn to him. They don't care that his made of the things they crave and I love this take on the zombie world. I love how they're maybe more like him too. I also love how Aaron is completely well rounded. Even in this hell hole his father made sure he grew up right, made sure he had manners and feelings towards people. His father made sure that Aaron wouldn't turn into an animal like a lot of people do in this kind of crisis. I don't think I can gush about him much without giving away too much. But I can say is that he is truly exactly what the survivors in Lexington and Sam needs.
Now Sam, a.k.a Samantha, is a strong ass character. I mean she takes down two guys that try to take advantage of her, when they thought she was supposedly knocked out. Bitch gots balls and in comes Aaron, who slowly knocks down the wall she has built up (guys are sneaky that way). Haha those two interactions are amazing to read and they put a big ass smile on my face. God, they were so cute together. Love them!
I don't know what to say much without spoiling. Overall this is a mind blowing read and I would love to read more from this author. There were so many twist and turns, surprises I really didn't see coming. And then there were moments when I just knew something horrible was about to happen. Those moments got me sitting on the edge and had me yelling at the characters "No, don't do it!" like I do with a lot of horror movies haha. Those are favorite moments of mine too.
Finally note, yes this can be a bit gritty and uncomfortable in some scenes but if you're a fan of horror and zombies then this is a must read! Go check out this awesome author.

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~About The Author~

I live in Maryland with my wonderful wife and four cats. I love gaming, computer technology, movies, and of course, reading and writing. I love science fiction and especially horror and the paranormal. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies, anything supernatural, all beautiful subjects.

I’ve been writing since I was twelve years old. There’s just something about creating a story that I like. I always try come up with something that hasn’t been done, or is unique in some way. It could be someone with demonic powers, or something much more simple, such as a person that zombies ignore. It’s fun to create a character, give him or her a personality and background, and watch them evolve through a story.

I’ve tried other subjects, but always drift back to horror and paranormal. There’s a reason why we keep going back to horror movies and books, why they’ve made fifty Friday the 13th movies. People like to be scared, but more than that, I think paranormal and horror stir the imagination like nothing else. We’re all just a little nervous to open that closet door at midnight, or look under the bed.

Sweet Readings Everybody!

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