Review: Dead Plains – Angela Scott
Red’s life hasn’t been easy. Ever since the undead plague broke out, she’s been on the run, fending for her life. For a time, it seemed as if everything was hunky-dory. She thought she had a chance in truly surviving on her own. Until the moment came, and she crossed paths with Trace Monroe.
At first, he was a huge thorn in her side. He was someone who thought to bring her in, and cash in the reward on her head. But he soon learned that she was someone who was truly unique. Red can move amongst the undead, carefully picking her way through them, and eliminating them at every turn. Without meaning to, she turned the tide, and fell head-over-heels for Trace. Since then, they’ve been living from day-to-day, riding across the plains in search of a home of their own.
Picking up stragglers along the way that would become a part of their growing family, Red has had to come to terms with who and what she is. In the harsh world surrounding her, she isn’t sure if bringing the baby she now carries into the world is a good thing. Despite this fact, she’s determined to make the most of the current situation. The undead might be taken care of as they go along their way, but many more come along in the blink of an eye. She knows the horde will never stop, and is determined in taking care of it in every way possible.
As the eve of her child’s birth grows ever closer, Red soon realizes that her world continues changing with every step she takes. Everywhere she looks, there are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Not to mention that her beloved family dwindles by the day. Never-the=less, she’s determined to make something of the little she and her family has left. Her family needs a place of its own. Something they can hold on to. She and Trace know it’s out there somewhere. They just need to find it, even if it means they must keep hacking away at the oncoming undead in order to find it.
Another great addition to the Zombie West series, Dead Plains will not disappoint. It picks up where there second book left off, and dives straight in to the dilemma Red and her family find themselves in. The dead are everywhere. They won’t stop coming, and she now has a baby on the way. Granted, it’s a baby that she didn’t want, at first, but one that’s grown on her, none-the-less.
Angela continues to bring these beloved characters forth in a way that will tug on your heartstrings, making you root for them as they do their best to survive. I’m not sure if this truly the last book in the series, (I hope not!), but it definitely keeps you glued to every page. The author has taken the idea of zombies and introduced them to the Wild West in such a way that you actually wonder if such a thing could have happened back in the day. It’s that good a series! Hopefully, we’ll get to read more adventures about Red and her family some day soon. This is honestly a series that will hook you in from the get-go!
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
- Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Plains-Zombie-West-ebook/dp/B00FNH2MLA
- Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/364405
- Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dead-plains-angela-scott/1117110456
- Evolved Publishing http://evolvedpub.com/product/dead-plains
Sometimes, the ones you least suspect are the ones that should worry you the most.
People aren’t always what they seem, as Red has experienced all too well. Strangers are feared, towns are avoided, and everyone’s intentions are scrutinized… even those of the people closest to her. Her coveted ability has been revealed to far too many people, and now that a tiny heartbeat thumps and grows beneath her own, the risk has never been greater.
As the group of ten searches for a safe haven, a place to finally call home, the sobering reality of it all finally settles over them: nowhere is safe, nothing is permanent, and death is everywhere. One by one, Red’s reluctant posse grows smaller, as death claims some, and circumstance claims others.
It couldn’t be a worse time to bring a newborn into the world… but the baby is coming.
About The Author:
I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author. For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it.
I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.
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