Friday, May 19, 2017

Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse by Alisha Adkins

Extreme circumstances dictate extreme behaviors. In a post-apocalyptic world infested by the undead, cannibalism is not only acceptable, but a necessity. In order to get by, people do whatever they feel they must.
Unwilling to let go, Nathan nostalgically preserves the one remaining relationship that he cherishes by caring for his restrained zombie mother. 
An enigmatic young woman, Tempest takes dangerous jobs with the black market while trying to keep ahead of her past. 
Meeting at a support group for apocalypse survivors, they discover that each may have what the other needs.

(Synopsis from Goodreads).

My Thoughts:
I've read Flesh Eaters, and Zombie Gras by Alisha Adkins, and loved them both. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite horror/zombie apocalypse survival writers. Therefore I was excited when she gave her approval for me to read a review copy of Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse. Unfortunately, I found the book very underwhelming, at least compared to the other books that I've read by her.

Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy most of this book. As much as it was a stupid decision on his part, it was interesting to see how Nathan dealt with the situation with his mother. It was also cool to see the dynamics of the group, and how everyone bonded together, even though they were completely different. 

That being said, there was nothing in this book to set it apart from Alisha Adkins' other books. The book had the same scenario as the other zombie apocalypse books I've read by her, rehashed with a couple of different variables. The first time I read one of her books, the cannibalism aspect was new, and intriguing. It was something that I had never seen in a zombie apocalypse book before. However, by this point it's kind of boring. It no longer holds the shock value that it once did. I'm over it. Also, the ending of Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse was a letdown. I was expecting something so much better, and shocking.

This is the first one of Alisha Adkins' books that I've read that I didn't love. It completely missed the mark for me. However, I will continue to read her backlog because I've loved most of the books I've read by her. I can see how someone would love this if it was the first book by her that they've read.

I give Making the Best of the Zombie Apocalypse: 2.5/5.

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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