#Review: The Zombie West Trilogy – Angela Scott
From the moment the plague came into existence, Red’s life has never been peaceful. Previously bitten, she’s now immune to the plague’s effects. How that is possible, she doesn’t know. Nor does she want to. That piece of knowledge is better left untouched. At least, that’s what she tells herself each and every day.
Determined to make the most of the unexpected situation she now finds herself in, Red’s only hope lies in evading the law. Because of her immunity, she’s been forced to live life on the run. Granted, doing so goes against everything she’s ever known, but if she’s to survive, it’s the only thing she’s got going for her. Until she meets a bounty hunter named Trace. It’s then everything changes.
Forced to confront the secrets of her past, she and Trace traipse over the countryside in the hopes of finding a more peaceful life. Granted, they can’t outrun the zombies. Nor can they outrun those who are still seeking Red’s whereabouts. Never-the-less, they’re determined in finding their own piece of heaven amidst all the chaos.
As things between them change, the pair soon realizes that the zombies are here to stay. Either they conform to how things are now, or suffer the consequences of the unexpected tragedies that befall them at every turn. Co-existing seems like the most obvious choice, most especially when it comes to giving others a helping hand a long the way.
Despite the hassles they encounter, here and there, there’s one thing both are sure of. No matter who you meet, or what you do, survival is a must. There’s always strength in numbers. Somehow, some way, the zombies will be vanquished. Sacrifices will be made in order to achieve that. It’s a lesson Red and the rest of her family will learn well every step of the way.
From the moment I first read Wanted: Dead or Undead by Angela Scott, I became hooked to this series. Angela has a way of telling such a vivid story that you find yourself imagining what it’s like to live in such a chaotic time. Granted, this is an alternate version of the Wild West, but it does pose the question – what if things actually happened this way back then? Would life change as we know it? Would we survive as Red, Trace, and the rest of their family have? What would we become?
This is one series I truly recommend. It’s sure to capture your hearts and minds, making you want to read more and more of these beloved characters. I hope that some day we’ll get to see more of Red and Trace. We can hope, right? A truly enjoyable trilogy, it’s one I’ll be reading time and time again!
The Wild West is hard enough to survive with its native territory, wanted outlaws, and harsh terrain, but with a plague turning civilized people into brain-eating monsters, survival becomes nearly impossible.
Red has lost everything to the fast-spreading disease: her family, her trust in mankind, and her hope for a better tomorrow. When she meets Trace, a smooth-talking gambling man who’s more city boy than cowboy, she’s forced down a path she’d been avoiding for years. Until his arrival, she’d lived by a certain set of rules—don’t ask names, keep to yourself, don’t let anyone too close—but the jackass of a man won’t let her be, and he has an uncanny knack for appearing at all the wrong times and in all the wrong places.
Each, with a secret of their own, will need to learn that only by working together do they have any chance of surviving The Zombie West.
That is, if they don’t kill each other first.
[Angela Scott’s Zombie West Omnibus includes the three books in the Zombie West series WANTED: DEAR OR UNDEAD, SURVIVOR ROUNDUP, and DEAD PLAINS. Find these books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords.]
Genre classification: YA/Western Romance/Action and Adventure/ with added zombies for utter mayhem.
“…this is one of the most unique concepts I’ve come across.” –Brian, Amazon reviewer
“These books had me on the edge of my seat and at one point in book three I had to set the book down and pull myself out of the story so I wouldn’t cry.” –Emily Pearce, Amazon reviewer
“This series is one that will stay with you for a long time, prompting you to want to read it again and again.” –Tracy Haidle, Amazon reviewer
About The Author:
Angela Scott hears voices. Tiny fictional people sit on her shoulders and whisper their stories in her ear. Instead of medicating herself, she decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. She’s not crazy. She’s an author.
For the most part, she writes contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, she found herself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West–and loving it. Her zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, she wouldn’t suggest it.
She lives on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. She graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of her love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. She can’t spell, and grammar is her arch nemesis. But they gave her the degree, and there are no take backs.