Zombie Island

Zombie Island

by Lori Handeland

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Overview

Zombie Island by Lori Handeland

The course of true love never did run smooth . . .

When William Shakespeare, vampire, and his Dark Lady, the zombie hunter Kate Dymond, are stranded on a mystical isle with a fairy, a werewolf and a sorcerer strange things are afoot even before the zombies arrive.

Will and Kate have bigger problems than the undead. Though their love is true and forever, Will's forever and Kate's are completely different. What will happen when she begins to age and he stays forever young?

But first to the problem at hand--the two lovers must band together to not only fight the zombie infestation but thwart the mad plans of a man who will stop at nothing to become all-powerful. Even release his zombie army on the shores of England in an attempt to overthrow their beloved Queen Bess.

En garde!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157107352
Publisher: Lori Handeland
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Series: Shakespeare Undead Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 991,767
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lori Handeland is the author of more than fifty romance novels. Her books have won several awards, including the prestigious RITA Award in 2005 for Best Paranormal Romance for Blue Moon, and the 2007 RITA Award for Best Long Contemporary Romance for The Mommy Quest. Best known for her popular Night Creature series, she has also written several other series including The Phoenix Chronicles and Shakespeare Undead.

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Zombie Island: A Shakespeare Undead Novel 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Mother_Gamer_Writer More than 1 year ago
I was sooo excited when I opened my mail and found this one!! What can I say I have a zombie problem. While I did have some issues with certain things, I did enjoy the story a lot overall. I found Kate and William both highly entertaining. I laughed out loud at quite a few parts. I liked how the author worked in famous quotes. Plus I really enjoyed the different story ideas that would pop into Shakespeare’s head, especially when the ideas were for more modern stories. Then there was Ariel. I liked watching how she tried to figure out exactly what love was and seeing how she and Caliban worked out. I loved the little quotes from The Tempest at the beginning of each chapter, and how Handeland made each chapter relate to its quote. I also liked the author’s style. Between her descriptions and her characters she really drew me into the story and I couldn’t wait to see where she would go. The issues I had with the story… My biggest problem was the timing of the story. One minute it would be nighttime, or have to be night since Shakespeare was awake, and the next minute it would be daytime. I got frustrated because I kept rereading parts of the story thinking I had missed something. I found that as long as I just ignored whether it was day or night I really enjoyed the story. My second concern was the ending itself. It just seemed rather abrupt. Don’t get me wrong, it made sense, but there was all this excitement and rushing to save the world from the zombie menace, and then poof, it was just over. Maybe I didn’t like it because I was enjoying the book so much I didn’t want it to end. *Shrug* I just know that while the ending was logical, it just wasn’t very satisfying. Because of the issues I had with the novel, it’s very hard for me to rate the finished product. Zombie Island was funny; I think I laughed on almost every page. The novel enticed me to want to read the first book in the series, Shakespeare Undead. It also makes me want to read any other sequels the author might come up with. However between the concerns I had with the story seeming to jump between day and night and the way it just ended, I feel bad giving it 5 stars. Would I read it again? Yep! Would I read more of the author’s work? Definitely! Would I recommend this book? Of course! With that being said, I had I have to give it 3 1/2 out of 5 controllers. Yes I loved the book, but the issues were rather important ones and affected my overall enjoyment of the story, however I would still recommend reading Zombie Island if you get a chance. Originally Reviewed at:Mother/Gamer/Writer Reviewer: AimeeKay
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Robin Book won in a contest Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Where to begin…I found out that this is the second book in a series after the fact. Which may not be that bad at times, but I think for those that are thinking of getting this book you just may want to pick up the first in the series as this picks right up where the second left off. I have to admit I went outside of the box for this one as it is only the second book on Zombies that I have read I still have a hard time grasping the fascination with them. However, I did find that the story was interesting in its own right. With the interest in the Royal Family right now it was rather funny that two of the main characters where named Will and Kate. What a coincidence don’t you think? Ms. Handeland used quotes from many of Shakespeare’s works within her story. It was very different but likeable if you are a fan of Shakespeare. She headed each chapter with quotes from the ‘Tempest’ which then each chapter seemed to follow somewhat that quote. I kind of liked that. The story as a whole kind of had that ‘Romeo and Juliet’ vibe so it was fun to see an ‘undead’ twist on the whole thing. At times it was hard to follow because of the changing from night to day and back again or the changing from the periods of time. They didn’t go as smoothly as I would have liked making it hard to follow, especially when it was within a conversation. Will is a vampire and Kate the vampire slayer. Kate is in an abusive marriage, but her saving grace so to speak is Will whom she is his mistress. Trying to save Kate, Will helps an evil wizard make Zombies…are you still with me? Oh, this all takes place on an island far, far, away… The wizard had enlisted a sprite named Ariel, who has now fallen in love with Reginald who has been changed into a lycan named Caliban. I am confused also. I feel that maybe this book was a little rushed. What could have been left open for a third and I am not saying it isn’t but, things where hurried towards the end. The focus seemed to be more about Shakespeare’s writings than about the Zombies themselves. I didn’t love this book but neither did I hate it either. I think if you are a fan of Shakespeare’s you will enjoy it. But as mentioned earlier I think I would get the first book and read it before this one.
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Bloody