Review: Waking Up Alive by Emma Shortt

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Publisher: Entangled

Publishing Date: January 2016

ISBN: 9781633755444

Genre: SciFI

Rating: 2.5/5

 Publishers Description: After surviving the zombie apocalypse for two years, Tye LeBow never expected to be saved from a hungry gang of zombies by a geek with a bad attitude and a penchant for explosives. Tye can’t quite work out why scientist Polly Parker saved him. She doesn’t want his protection, and she certainly doesn’t want his company. But Tye has no intention of leaving the beguiling geek behind.

 Review: This book follows the first only it is Tye’s journey to the South with his insta-love companion.  Why did this fall a little flat? Tye is just not a character that develops at all. The only thing that develops is a boner for Polly. The constant “Baby Girl” endearments really wore thin.  Polly is not believable as a post-apoc survivor of 2 years. She’s shy, demure, weak, slow and blind….all the attributes that got most of the population killed off. She’s been working at the University think tank but somehow knows how to shoot a pistol like an expert because “it’s all mathematics..”. Sorry Polly its not all mathematics. Its more about body control, practice and technique. Like the first installment, all the main characters carry machetes, katanas or axes. Forget that the USA has billions of guns and even more ammo but somehow food is easier to find.

Honestly, this novel should have just carried through with Jackson as she was a finely crafted character. Although she makes an appearance its all about whiney Tye and dull Polly. Still, this novel was entertaining if you don’t get hung up on the details.

 

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2 thoughts on “Review: Waking Up Alive by Emma Shortt

  1. That cover just looks like a ’90’s album cover of one of Tupac’s CD’s… In no way would I think this book involves zombies.

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