Zombie Attack! Rise of the Horde, by Devan Sagliani (Zombie Attack - book 1)

4.5 Stars!

When 16 year old Xander's older brother Moto left him at Vandenberg Airforce Base he only had one request - don't leave no matter what. But there was no way he could have known that one day zombies would gather into groups big enough to knock down walls and take out entire buildings full of people. That was before the rise of the horde!

Now Xander is on the run, fleeing south to Port Hueneme to locate his brother with nothing but his martial arts training and the katana blade left to him. Along the way he'll have to fight for his life against other survivors, neo-Nazi's, outlaw bikers, gang bangers, cannibals, cult members, and a seemingly endless sea of flesh hungry zombies.

But Xander is far from alone. Traveling with him are Benji, a 12 year old comic book geek, and Felicity Jane, a childhood celebrity with wild mood swings. Will they make it together in one piece to the safe zone or will they become the next meal for a hungry horde of wild zombies?

Devan Sagliani was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from UCLA. He is the author of the Zombie Attack series, The Rising Dead, A Thirst For Fire, and the Undead L.A. series. Devan also wrote the original screenplay for the movie HVZ: Humans Versus Zombies. He writes a bimonthly horror column for Escapist Magazine called Dark Dreams. in 2014 he launched the At Hell's Gates horror anthology series, which donates all proceeds to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to help wounded soldiers and their families.

Devan is an active member of the Horror Writer's Association. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Million Writers Award. In 2012 his debut novel Zombie Attack! Rise of the Horde won Best Zombie/Horror E-book on Goodreads. It's now a certified Amazon bestseller. 

OK so I'm not a Zombie freak like some people are these days, but I do enjoy a good, fun, and well written Zombie book on occasion. But what I enjoy even more is "end of the world" type books- and this one qualifies for both of those! 
Even though there was a lot of Zombie brain sucking, flesh eating action, it felt more like an end-of-the-world book to me. Much of the book was about what was happening in the world while the zombies were overtaking. It was about survival, gangs, and yes... even love!

Great book for teens or adults. Its very clean - well except for the graphic zombie stuff, but ya gotta have that! There is a lot of action, you will not get bored with this one. It has a great cast of characters with very good character development. The only bad thing for me was - there were too many characters to keep track of (once again, I felt like I wanted to make a list). The main characters, however, were great!
"With one downward motion I cut him in half with my sward. His mouth and arms kept reaching up for me. The dead thing was so determined to feast on my flesh that it didn't even notice it had been sliced in half!"
"You never forget your first love. My brother tells me his was Foreigner. Says he fell in love when he heard the song Jukebox Hero on 45."
"What's a 45?"
"I don't know," I said. "Some kind of recording they used to listen to music, I think" LOL - great song tho!
Overall - A great read - especially for Zombie fans!

Thanks to Devan Sagliani for sending me an e-book copy for my honest review!

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  1. Sounds like a good one. I think I may have it on my kindle. I'll have to check.


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