The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity's fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive...some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just...The Ugly Beginning?
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)
Before I fully begin my review, I have to admit: I love this cover! The artist did a fantastic job with the detail. The artist really caught Thalia's scared expression. The zombie was also drawn with a lot of detail. Dead: The Ugly Beginning is a fantastic zombie novel. I loved the Zombie Strippers reference in the introduction of the book. It has quite a realistic take of what would happen during a zombie apocalypse. Most things zombie movies don't cover, like when Steve wet his pants in the beginning would realistically happen. I liked most of the characters, except for Travis and Mister Abernathy. They were both horrible people and deserved everything that happened to them. The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it had several rape scenes. Dead left off on a cliffhanger, and had me theorizing about what would happen. It's a great zombie novel that will keep you awake late at night reading, but it's not for the faint of heart. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an original zombie story.
I give Dead: The Ugly Beginning: 4/5.
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