Author: Valerie Grosjean
Series: Undying #1
Publication date: September 29th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult, Zombies
This is a story of love . . . and zombies. When eighteen-year-old college freshman Christian discovers his dormitory is crawling with the living dead, he knows he has a problem. But once he learns the whole country is overrun by the flesh-eating horde, he must race to protect what matters to him most. Sixteen-year-old Iris, the girl he loves, is stranded eighty miles away, alone and completely unaware of the gruesome threat surrounding her. Christian’s plan is to evade the zombies, drive the distance to rescue Iris, and get them both to his family farm—where there are guns, fuel, and everything else they’ll need to survive. His mission seems simple: Get the girl, get to the farm, and stay alive. Things get complicated when Christian is forced to make an unthinkable choice between Iris and his family. Someone he loves must die, and he must decide.
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Valerie Grosjean is the author of the young adult novel UNDYING. She grew up on a Nebraska farm. After college, she married and moved to Northern California, where she lives with her husband and their two young children. Her obsession with zombie movies inspired UNDYING, her first novel and the beginning of the Undying series.
I have to first say that I LOVE horror movies!! So, when I heard about horror books, I thought, "Hell, why not? I bet I will love them too!" I tell you what, I never disappoint myself! I started reading horror and have not been able to stop. I can't say I love them more than my paranormal books, but it gets right up there.
This book was no different. This book was horrible!! Yes, I said horrible. But, I mean in a good way! It was so full of suspense, I was literally on the edge of the couch chewing my nails to the quick! People are being eaten alive by the undead and the author does not disappoint to go into each and every gory detail! To the point where, at some points, I had to stop because I knew I wasn't going to be able to go to sleep!
The story has the valiant hero, Christian, who is in love with his friend, Iris, but she doesn't know. Christian barely escapes the jaws of his undead roommate only to have to travel 80 miles to get to Iris. These characters are so likeable! It wasn't just the story was good, but the characters that made this story fantastic. There is so much going on between their love story, Iris' love story to someone else, and the normal "who got bit and what do we do with them" that I couldn't believe when the story was over! Or is it?
Overall, 4 1/2 stars. I only take off the 1/2 star because of the cliffhanger at the end that will leave you dumbfounded. (I am really over series reads at this point).