Review: Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux

July 11, 2011 5 stars, Book Review 0 ★★★★★

Review: Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine RouxAllison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
Series: Zombie #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on January 18, 2011
Genres: Adult SFF, Comedy, Horror
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse"

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

Allison Hewitt is Trapped feature being trapped in a book store when the Zombie Apocalypse hits. Now that is where I would want to be when the crusty creepers finally make their appearance. Immediately this book pinged my radar as a ‘must’ read. As I’m sure any zombie loving book store fanatic would probably agree.

What made it even more appealing is that Allison blogs all of her encounters. And oye there lookie here, I’m a blogger! That this is actually how the story is told – via her posting the events on the blog should grab all you blogging junkies by the nose. In the beginning blogging is what she does to get it all out of her head but ultimately turns into her reaching out to the other people in the world who’ve managed to stay ‘connected’.

Allison moves through each series of events making bonds and breaking them *KaPoW* style.  She is learning about that ugly monster that lives inside us all and how much it loves a  little shiny red ax.  (Imagine Tabitha at this point doing a high kick like some comic book hero wannabe complete with sound effects!)

This book is light on the gore for those that don’t like their zombie books to be a brain munching gut fest – but what it lacks in gore it makes up in snarky humor. I like me some snarky humor. It even has a dash of romance. This gem had me laughing out loud! Allison is definitely a gal after my own heart. I could only hope I would kick as much zombie tookus if the time were to come. There is really something that endears me about a heroine that would risk possible infection and death just for a read, any read.

Favorite part of this book? – ‘let’s go fly a kite….”  Read it to find out –  because I rate this book absolute Rocksauce!

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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