Days with the Undead: Book One

Days with the Undead: Book One

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by Julianne Snow
     
 

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It's a journal of survival.

Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist.

Each entry is geared toward helping those who want

Overview

It's a journal of survival.

Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist.

Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don't a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615683423
Publisher:
Sirens Call Publications
Publication date:
08/12/2012
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series and Glimpses of the Undead. She is the founder of Zombieholics Anonymous and the Publicist at Sirens Call Publications. Writing in the realms of speculative fiction, Julianne has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. With pieces of short fiction in various publications, Julianne always has a few surprises up her sleeves. Be sure to check out The Carnival 13, a collaborative round-robin novella for charity which she contributed to and helped to spearhead which was released in October 2013.

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Days with the Undead: Book One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a real page turner. I couldn't stop reading because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Told in the first person, the tale is related in a very personal manner. Often the first person doesn't work, but in this case it does. It adds to the menace and sense of hopelessness that being in such a situation would have. In some ways this is a road trip story, albeit an apocalyptic one. You can read this as the horror story it is, or relate to it on a deeper level, asking yourself what you would do if the zombie apocalypse truly comes to pass. You may also find yourself thinking of this story as a metaphor for the modern technological human condition. On any level, this is a good read.
dwatson More than 1 year ago
I recently read Days With The Undead by Julianne Snow. This is a story of what happens when the dead rises and take over the planet, but its more then that. Days With The Undead is a survival manual that hopefully will save your life during the zombie apocalypse. The main character is a pathologist named Julie and her tale is told through a series of blog posts which started three days after Brooks VanReit rose from the dead. Julie and her four companions are trying to escape ground zero and find a place where the dead have not taken over. They have a lot of challanges ahead of them including dealing with zombie chipmunks. I really enjoyed how the story was told. The description of the dead coming to life in the hospital was great. I loved the way the people in the hospital reacted and the cover up that went on because the authorities didn’t know what they were dealing with. Another good scene was when the main characters we’re fighting the undead in a park and they have to decide if there survival is more important then rescuing two kids surrounded by the undead. At this point the survivalists had made it clear that surviving went above everything else. I didn’t know how the situation was going to go and to me that made it the best part of the book. I also liked all of the different people that the five survivors meet on the journey. Not everyone reacts the same to the plague sweeping across the U.S. and Canada. Some people have lost all hope, Some people want to steal what ever they can get their hands on and some people just want to pretend its not happening. There is one funny scene in particular where a group of people are protesting the undead’s march across America. What makes Days With The Undead different from other zombie novels that I’ve read is that its all told in first person. You get to hear Julie and her companion’s back stories as told by Julie. You also get Julie’s perspective on how society is falling apart and their plan on how they are going to survive. As the story moves along, you get to see her attitude change from being positive to loosing hope, to regaining hope as it looks like they may find an answer to their problems. If you like a good bloody zombie tale then you will love this one.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
A must read before the apocalypse! This was a bit different for me. The story is narrated by Julie as an ongoing journal on the internet. She is recording everything that has happened to her and her 4 friends starting three days after the outbreak, as they go on the run, seeking someplace safe from the zombies. Right away, I liked how the author addressed people’s reactions to the news of the flesh-eating outbreak. Many just went about their daily lives. That is, until the zombies came calling. Some of the towns they passed through were untouched, while others were ravaged. They had to be careful not only of the zombies. There were pirates out there, goons who would as soon shoot you as help you. They want what you’ve got, plain and simple. While telling her tale, Julie begins relating each of her friends stories. What happened to them when the outbreak occurred and how they came to be together. If you are going to survive, you have to get tough, keep your group small, and keep moving. No stopping to help anyone, and no letting someone join the group, no matter what. It’s easy to think, but harder when they’re faced with some choices. Zombie fans know that things happen. Not everyone can survive. You expect losses. But don’t you wish it didn’t have to be that way? By writing this as a journal, Julianne did an excellent job. I was actually picturing the scenes, nodding at some things, and hoping the zombie apocalypse stayed what it is. Fiction. You can learn a lot about surviving the apocalypse by reading Julie’s journal. I was going to give this 4 stars but the ending bumped it right up to 5! I read it several times and it floored me. I received this book for my honest and unbiased review.
StevenRamirez More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I came to it late, not having read the blog. What's wonderful about the work is that Julianne leaves nothing out. There is the fact of the Undead--and everything that goes with it. And, like a zombie, by the time the author finishes devouring the genre, there is no meat left on the bone.