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Razor Girl
     

Razor Girl

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by Marianne Mancusi
 

Technologically modified by her father to survive in the world after the apocalyptic release of a deadly zombie-creating virus, a young beauty and her long-lost love must find their way to Disney World and the remains of humanity.

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Technologically modified by her father to survive in the world after the apocalyptic release of a deadly zombie-creating virus, a young beauty and her long-lost love must find their way to Disney World and the remains of humanity.

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ISBN-13:
9780505527806
Publisher:
Leisure Books
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Shomi Series , #9
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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Razor Girl 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Rach_09 More than 1 year ago
Who ever thought there could be such a thing as a zombie romance novel? Marianne Mancusi has done it! The plot is entertaining - after a great plague has killed nearly every last human on the planet, the few remaining survivors have hope to rebuild society ....starting at Disney World, where the heroine's father promises a new start. But after six years of living isolated in a bunker, the future looks bleak, with skeletons scattered everywhere and scared survivors fending off hungry zombies...... The pace was well set, with a good balance of action, suspense and romance, and the characters were quite lovable. Readers may become annoyed though when every other chapter is a flashback. The chapters switch from: present - past - present - past for the entire book. The ending was also very rushed. It was like Mancusi ran out of time and did the whole climax of her book in the time it takes to eat lunch. I was sitting there in the last pages saying, "Woah... wait... what?! ....where'd all the details go?" Mancusi is a better writer than that, and I felt robbed of getting my fill of what happened when all the loose ends were tied up. But despite that, the book was still very enjoyable. It's worth reading, and it's certainly entertaining.
hertz03 More than 1 year ago
It was an interesting story line. An easy and enjoyable read. The characters perhaps weren't as developed or as deep as I would have liked to see...but I would recommend it if your looking for something different.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a teen everyone thought scientist Ian Anderson was a lunatic because he believed the world was coming to an end. Obsessed he obtained an obsolete fallout shelter and filled it with food and water to last six years. Ian trained his fifteen year old daughter Molly to protect herself by teaching her martial arts.------------- When a pandemic flu begins rapid spreading, no one thought anything of it unless they caught it that is until rumors spread that the hospitals are refusing patients. Molly and her friend Chris Griffin investigate only to affirm it much more than the rumor. They watch a zombie kill someone. Her dad performs some surgical enhancements on his daughter to keep her safe. Soon afterward, Molly and her mom enter the shelter.--------------------- Six years later, Molly exits the fallout shelter only to have her mom die. She heads to Disney World to meet her father, who had stayed outside to work on a more permanent haven. On her trek, she meets Chris who calls himself Chase now he explains the Others, as he and his few allies, call the zombies, are intelligent precise militias. As they search for her dad, they also protect eight little kids from the deadly pack.---------------- This exhilarating apocalyptic thriller effortlessly rotates back and forth between just prior to and six years after the pandemic disaster although some readers will find that story line approach somewhat off-putting especially when a sequence hooks the reader. Still Molly is a fabulous superheroine as all she has to do is save the world. Young adult readers will enjoy her efforts and the support from her sidekick Chase (gender bending the natural order intended it to be). ------------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mancusi always finds a way to make her action run nonstop, which is very difficult when you're riding the subway and you miss a train-stop because you were trying to get to the end of the chapter to find out what happened next! Razor Girl is a definite page-turner. The past/present timeline helped to bond the reader to the characters instantly during their epic journey. You care about these people, their scrappy, brave society, and what happens to them all as the story twists and turns to the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The year is 2036 and the world has changed. Mutated monsters walk the desolate landscape of South Carolina looking for the last remnants of mankind. What might have been the imagination of a horror movie now has become reality. Everyone had made fun of her conspiracy theorist father, but his fears have become the reality. Her father had seen the signs of the end days. Government regulation had whittled down civil rights with all communications monitored to protect society. The virtual world had become more real than outdoor activities and neighbors suddenly disappeared never to be seen again. Six years ago, Molly Anderson and her mother escaped into a bunker, avoiding the apocalyptic plague that ravaged the earth's inhabitants. With ocular implant, razor implants and nanotechnology, Molly's father rebuilt her into a new woman, a woman who can surpass any athlete. Molly is a superstar ---- a Razor Girl who can fight and outrun and outdo any of her peers. She doesn't cry, she spits. But what if a girl wants love as well as saving the world? Can a girl have both?// Emerging from the bunker, Molly meets her childhood friend Chase. Six years ago, Chase had been a computer nerd. He always had a soft spot for Molly but she wasn't interested. Chase was the kind of a guy on whose shoulder a girl cries when love goes bad. Six years and an apocalypse later, Chase has changed. Now, he is a tough warrior, a man who fights the monsters, but he is man who may not be all that trustworthy. He and his brother head up a ragtag group of children, the last remnants of humanity. Together they plan to lead their tribe to Disney World, the place where Molly's father believed civilization would be reborn. Can Molly and Chase brave the now earth-ravaged landscape and the Others to save the world? Can childhood friends survive and discover love in this new strange world?// Marianne Mancusi's Razor Girl alternates the time periods of each chapter between pre- and post- apocalypse, allowing the reader to see both the lead up to the current world and the results as well as Molly and Chase's past in a more innocent time. As these two time periods converge, Marianne Mancusi gives the reader an increasingly intense, suspenseful edge-of-the-seat thrilling ride. New dangers arise at every turn--- not only the perils of living on the brink of survival but also the dangers of the heart. Any misstep or unmerited trust can lead Molly or Chase to their death.// Marianne Mancusi's Razor Girl is brilliant! Marianne takes the best of the best in classic literature, pop culture and familiar brand names morphed into survivalist mode, creating a hot new romance sensation all her own. George Orwell's 1984 and William Golding's Lord of the Flies meets horror and action romance in post-apocalyptic South Carolina. Imagine all the unique heart-warming tender emotion of Edward Scissorhands combined with the chilling danger of a futuristic devastated landscape, populated not by suburban families but a world ravaged by monsters, a world where all the comforts of civilization are not only gone but turned on their side. In this desolate landscape, Molly and Chase fight as rebels, a man and woman determined to save themselves and the world as well as the hope for love and a vision of a caring world. Marianne Mancusi's world is breathtaking! Razor Girl creates an unusual exciting blend of emotion, humor, and danger that will make readers' hearts race. Marianne Mancusi's Razor Girl is a stunning cutting edge romance, a romance for readers who crave something emotionally dynamic and rebellious in terms of a characterization that shakes up the romance hero/heroine paradigm. Marianne Mancusi's Razor Girl is one of the highlight's of my romance reading this year --- fresh, intelligent, and avant garde.