The Z Word (Apocalypse Babes Book One)

The Z Word (Apocalypse Babes Book One)

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by Bella Street
     
 

The story of Persephone...in a pink velour track suit.

In the first book of this science-fiction novel series entitled Apocalypse Babes, a stylish group of twenty-something friends are torn from the Babylonian arms of 2006 West Hollywood and flung nearly thirty years into the past. They wake up in an apocalyptic but strangely familiar landscape, complete with

Overview

The story of Persephone...in a pink velour track suit.

In the first book of this science-fiction novel series entitled Apocalypse Babes, a stylish group of twenty-something friends are torn from the Babylonian arms of 2006 West Hollywood and flung nearly thirty years into the past. They wake up in an apocalyptic but strangely familiar landscape, complete with a hidden mountain compound and retro survivalists, hinting at hidden and retro secrets they must face if they want to survive.

Editorial Reviews

Diane Moody
"...Who knew a group of four 20-somethings from West Hollywood could find so much trouble following them in a post-apocalyptic, pink-hued world that lands them in Montana - in the 80s? Seffy, Gareth, Addison and Lani took me on a wild ride, both in their roller coaster relationship dynamics and the bizarre new world they suddenly find themselves in. My only complaint is that the unexpected cliff-hanger left me begging for more. I can't wait to read the rest of the series..."
Clare Havens
"I love Bella Street's writing - my favorite line from 'The Z Word' is
'Seffy's brows went up. "You're going to sing? God, all we need now is a herd of unicorns."' This CRACKED me up! It's a great book, loads of humor and very compelling!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011333323
Publisher:
Bella Street
Publication date:
06/03/2011
Series:
Apocalypse Babes , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
240,511
File size:
329 KB

Meet the Author

Bella Street lives so close to Nashville that she's been provoked to take up fiddle lessons. Until her tunes are fit for human consumption, she writes paranormal and time travel romance.

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The Z Word: Apocalypse Babes 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
SKiM88 More than 1 year ago
Seffy and her friends find themselves thirty years in the past, surrounded by zombies, and totally screwed. As if her unstable friendships weren’t enough drama. Now not only do they have to try and salvage what remains of their friendship but they need to dodge one wave of retro zombie mobs after another and figure out how they wound up thirty years in the past smack dab in the middle of nowhere Montana in the first place. Let me start by saying that this book is my first official zombie book read! Eep! When I started this book it was hard for me to relate with the characters. They are all from LA…totally into vanity and not really grounded at all. Seffy in particular just couldn’t seem to gain my sympathy. She is a bit self-absorbed and well…useless in the beginning of the novel. But this is clearly the whole point. Based on the smooth and seamless character development you don’t really realize as the reader when you stopped finding the characters a bit annoying and when you started rooting for them. Each character is so different and true to themselves yet they all still manage to grow and adapt to their unfortunate situation. Relationships grow and change and every character, Seffy specifically well…grows up. Bella Street has a clear and unmistakable talent for storytelling. She somehow made me care about characters who at first I might have enjoyed being eaten by zombies! I got to that pivotal point when reading the book where I just didn’t want to put it down and couldn’t wait to see what happened next! There is so much going on in this story, so many mysteries, secrets, and events that you can’t possibly get bored or say that it was slow moving for even a second. Yet at the same time it never felt overwhelmingly complex. I still have questions of course but that’s to be expected from any great series. Not to mention the crazy cliff hanger! Can’t wait to read the next installment!
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BtO More than 1 year ago
This book took a few too many plot twists, but overall I found it very entertaining.
ShanonBanana More than 1 year ago
This book is seriously wicked awesome! I'm a huge zombie fan, so when I read the description for The Z Word I knew I had to read it. I mean, it's about a group of friends from the year 2006 being transported to the year 1980 and encountering zombies--how can you not want to read this?! How can you not like zombies, or the 80s?! Just saying! I will admit that I was a bit stunned when I started this book because nothing was as I thought it would be, but that just made the experience all the more enjoyable. The story always kept me guessing and continued to pick up and intensify throughout. The plot confused, entertained and intrigued me all at once! Bella Street has truly won me over with her magnificent imagination and story-telling abilities. Seffy Carter and her friends are just going about their business one day in California when all of a sudden something strange happens and they are transported to Montana, and the year is 1980. If that wasn't confusing enough, they are attacked by zombies wearing disco clothes. Now, I know this information may sound silly, but trust me when I say that it's just plain fantastic! These zombies are a combination of frightening, deadly, grotesque, silly and surprising. There was a particular part in the book when I was completely caught off guard by the alarming and hilarious bit of information that was collected about the zombies involving disco music. One minute I was on the edge of my seat, fearing for the well-being of the characters during their fight sequence, and the next minute I was laughing hysterically! Zombies aside, the characters are pretty interesting all on their own. At first I wasn't sure how to take Seffy because she initially comes off as a little artificial. But throughout the story her layers are slightly peeled back to reveal a girl who doesn't even know what she wants, and it seems that she was just trying to be a "better" version of herself, instead of just being genuine. I think her insecurities made her more likable and relatable. Although her friends and her group as a whole go through some stressful times, Seffy experiences the worst of it. Seffy's longtime friends, as well as some other strangers, are there with her in this perplexing situation, and they are quite an eclectic group. Gareth is pretty awesome, and the connection between him and Seffy is a bit confusing but also entertaining and sweet. Lani won me over instantly with her free-spirited personality; whereas I have a love/hate relationship with Addison--the bitchy redhead. The other group of twenty-somethings they meet up with in the desert are a little iffy, and I'm still trying to make sense of Trent, who acts like a jerk one second and then a decent guy in the next. As a side note, I totally dig Malone! He started off assuming the role of protector and he sort of reminded me of an apocalyptic tour guide at times. He's kind of a creeper and a hardass that may or may not be trustworthy, but he's amusing. I want to see more of him! The end of this book had me gasping out loud, and I'm eager to start the second book in this series. There's obviously more to learn about the Compound that Seffy and her friends have been brought to; and this goes for the scientists and other characters within the Compound as well. Plus, I'm dying to know how the heck time-travel fits into all of this! All I know is that I'm sure the rest of this series will continue to blow me away.
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Monkeycstars More than 1 year ago
This is the first STRAIGHT ZOMBIE book i have ever read...And i enjoyed it... It starts out like this: Seffy and her friends are in L.A. 2006 one minute, and after an explosion, are the Montana dessert, with pink skies and glittery sand. They are confused and there isn't anyone else around to fill in the blanks. They soon realize that they aren't the only ones around, there are dead people walking trying to take a bite out of them--ZOMBIES. Seffy believes she's dreaming, Lani is singing songs, Addison is making jokes (at a time like this?) and Gareth is using his zombie movie knowledge to try to get them through this strange world alive. Seffy and her friends are scared but are soon rescued by a man named Malone. The bunch are mistustful of him, but what can they do? They don't know what's going on...and he seems to know what he is doing. He feeds them and takes them from safehouse to safehouse... You'll have to read the book to find out what happens. I recommend reading this book. As the story ended, i was left screaming What? What's gonna happen now?
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