by Angela Scott


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ISBN-13: 9780615619392
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Wanted 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Liz-C on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The lovely Author, Angela Scott, got in contact with me to ask if I would read and review Wanted: Dead or Undead. I automatically fell in love with cover as soon as I looked at it so I decided to read the summary. It was completely different from my usual flow of books but I was craving something new and fresh to read so I decided to give it a go. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical before I began, because like I said, it's a completely different genre from what I'm used to. But it really was a fantastic book!The story follows Trace, a cowboy who mainly likes to keep to himself ever since the zombie-apocalypse began. He has never had a family so he doesn't usually depend on many people. One day, a beautiful girl with red hair called Red enters the saloon, and he is immediately drawn to her. Not for the reasons you think. But for something completely different. She was the girl that he has seen on Wanted posters with a hefty price on her head so he is determined to befriend her and then hand her over to the sheriff when they get to the nearest town. But with trying to survive the wave of zombie attacks laid upon them everyday, they meet new people. People who Trace never expected he'd care about. They become his family and he would do everything to protect them all, including Red. Recently I have been getting really into the apocalyptic genre, but a zombie-apocalypse? AWESOME. I really, really love the whole concept of it. The world being taken over by a zombie race with very few survivors and the plague spreading quickly. I love how we see the world from Trace and Red's point of views because they are very different people. Red is the tough, head-strong, independent girl who doesn't trust anyone, not since her family died from the zombie attack. All she wants to do is survive and she doesn't need anyone distracting her. Then we have Trace, the guy who is just trying to get by day-by-day, who secretly craved the love of a family, in my opinion. Red is witty and stubborn whereas Trace is caring and protective. Despite the differences in their personalities, they were a match made in heaven. I think there's mainly only one thing I disliked, which was the sudden change in Red's personality. She had always been the strong one, ever since her family was cruelly taken away from her, then suddenly, she becomes this weak, emotional wreck who risks getting them killed on multiple occasions. I understand why though. I get that it has all become too much for her: the running, the zombie-attacks, this huge secret she is trying to keep from everyone. Anyone would break down because of that. But I really wanted her to go back to the way she was. I much prefer the head-strong girl from the beginning. Like I said at the start of this post, the cover is what drew me in. It's so stunning! I'm assuming that the guy is Trace, since the second book in the series has Red on the cover (see here). I think the whole abandoned western city is great and the splatter of blood behind the title is awesome. I didn't think I would like this book I was completely wrong. It was an incredible story which had you hooked from the very beginning. Not a moment goes by that leaves you bored and there's so much action it leaves you wanting to read more. I definitely think more people need to read it. Praise to Angela Scott for this beautifully written book.
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I love the experimentation that has been going on for a while now. "Experimentation?" you ask. Yes, experimentation. Specifically in the meshing of genres that might not have happened otherwise. In this case the merging of a Western with Zombie Horror. In many ways, the stereotypical old west cowboy (from the movies now, not necessarily reality) is the ideal combatant for the zombie. Fast draw with the six gun. Deadly accuracy with the rifle. It should be no big deal to plug a zombie in the head, right? Except, in reality, not everyone was a gunfighter or a marksman. Most people were the normal, hardworking citizens all around us today. And so it is with this book. There are some of the aforementioned gunfighters who are able to deal with the zombie menace in a very final way. More often, the folk who are attacked by the undead are completely unprepared. The United States (or at least a small portion of it) serves as the backdrop for this novel. Humanity has been having a very rough go of it and it looks like the zombies are winning. The book focuses in on a saloon where our two main characters have a chance encounter. A zombie attack in the saloon eventually brings them together. In case you are wondering, this is not a fun book. People suffer and die. It is very much the apocalypse you might imagine. And it is a wonderful read. The characters all have very real hopes, fears, motivations and dreams. They grow throughout the story and left me always looking to see what they would do next. Their relationships are imperfect at best and the little group always seems to be on the verge of implosion, much like some families. It feels real and well-realized and I was invested in the characters. I finished the story and, while it was complete, I was left wanting more. Exactly what I was hoping for. Is it worth your time? I certainly think so. The book was always in the back of my mind when I had to put it down and I put aside my routines so I could "read just one more page".