Monday, September 3, 2012

The Zombie Playground Brian Rowe

Brin Skar has had a rough couple of weeks. She barely survived the grisly vampire attack in Bodie Ghost Town, the mysterious Paul is now a guest in her own home, and her dad Kristopher, dead for over a year, has emerged from the grave to try to kill his only daughter. After two somber funerals and the baffling disappearance of her Film teacher, Brin decides she needs a break from all the pain and heartache. And what’s a better escape than a round of golf at the brand new Macabre Golf Course? But as soon as Brin and her friends hit the links, strange noises and bizarre sightings begin to occur. And unfortunately for the group, the vampire encounter is going to seem like child’s play… especially when the zombies come out to play!

This is a fast-paced, fun packed book that will satisfy every lover of action, horror, and “quirky” books.

What I enjoyed most about this story is the main character, Brin, a teenage girl with quite a lot on her plate. She is witty, with lots of spunk, and definitely makes for a great heroine. But really, all the characters are quite fun. They are all pretty likeable and written in a realistic manner despite all the craziness that goes on around them.

The plot is lots of fun as well, with, as the title suggests, a heavy dose of zombies. I’m not usually a huge fan of the whole zombie craze, but I enjoyed the way Rowe handled them, making them gory, but not as over-the-top as I’ve seen other writers do.

I would have liked to have gotten a little more background on the zombies, though. We don’t really get a sense of where they come from or why they’re suddenly there in the town. Perhaps this will be answered in the next book, since this is a series, but it would have been nice to have had a bit about their origin in this one.

If you like zombie books and horror with a nice mix of comedy, this one is for you!


Vonnie said...

This book sounds super fun. I'll have to add it to my TBR.

Stephanie said...

I loved this book! :)

Anonymous said...

I am going to have to grab this series, they sound like too much fun to pass up! Great review. :)