Monster Island by David Wellington Review & Giveaway

Monster Island
By: David Wellington

Book 1 of 3
Genre: YA thriller
Publisher: Running Press

It's one month after a global disaster. The most "develop nations of the world have fallen to the shambling zombi Only a few pockets of humanity survive — in places rife powered weaponry, such as Somalia. In New York City, t walk the streets, driven by an insatiable hunger for all t living. One amongst them is different; though he shares t appetites he has retained his human intelligence. Alone mindless zombies, Gary Fleck is an eyewitness to the end world — and perhaps the evil genius behind it all. From side of the planet, a small but heavily-armed group of sc turned-soldiers has come in search of desperately neede medicine. Dekalb, a former United Nations weapons insp leads them as their local guide. Ayaan, a crack shot at th sixteen, will stop at nothing to complete her mission. The they are prepared for anything. On Monster Island they that there is something worse even than being undead, a learns the true price of survival.

My Thoughts:
When I first picked up this book I had very high hopes. I mean its a zombie book, yay! However it took me a really long time to get into this book. I couldn't connect witth the characters as well as I would've liked either. I think part of my issue is that since reading the As the World Dies Trilogy everything else suffers from comparison.
I am undecided on whether or not I will continue the trilogy. In short, I am still looking for that next zombie story.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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  1. Thanks for the honest review! I love zombie books and I'm always looking for new authors. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hmm. I had high hopes for this one too so thanks for the warning Wendy!


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