Zombie Love: The Outbreak: Book One of The Zombie Love Series

Zombie Love: The Outbreak: Book One of The Zombie Love Series

by Eric J. Sobolik

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Overview

Zombie Love is the story of a widespread virus, in a way that has never been done before. As people lose loved ones, some decide that sometimes the people you love are the only ones worth fighting for. As factions form, and the world crumbles, people must choose sides. Help or destroy.

When a virus is developed as the ultimate cure all by reversing death itself, the world is plunged into a crisis of faith, dedication, and love.

In book one we meet Summer Strom, a normal high school teenager who is thrown cruelly into a set of circumstances that nobody should have to deal with. She has to fight back against everybody she knows as she battles for the only thing worth fighting for. Love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615523965
Publisher: Jericho Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2011
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Eric J. Sobolik was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. After attending film school, Eric decided to become a gypsy, and travel around with his beautiful girlfriend to wherever the wind blows them.

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Zombie Love: The Outbreak: Book One of the Zombie Love Series 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
gchristianson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cover Art: The cover is a little freaky...I think the zombie eyes and open mouth are very creepy looking, but what should I expect from a zombie story? Zombie lovers will definitively appreciate it!This book is a very fun, quick read. The margins are very large and it gives the pages a unique look. I think that someone who is not a "reader" might find this style less threatening than a full page of text and it just may encourage some adolescents to give it a try. I'm all about getting more kids to read, so for me this was a great bonus. The story is well written. It has appropriate grammar and sentence structure. It is written in the third person, which for me, gives a book a less intimate feeling. Although you know what the characters are thinking, I think reading it in the third person, puts a certain amount of emotional distance between the reader and the characters. The writing is descriptive without feeling forced and it flows along well, although it does backtrack at times as the narrator changes. This wasn't a bad thing, just different. The pace is good and the plot is interesting. The narrator changes through the book and I found this a little distracting at times, because I wasn't always ready for the change. These are very minor complaints and they are not meant to imply that this is not a book worth reading. I do recommend that you pick up a copy of this one!The main characters are Summer and Daniel, whose families dislike one another. Summer and Daniel are both crushing on each other, although neither has been brave enough to act on it. Both characters are insecure but fairly normal teens. They don't have special powers or family secrets or the ability to see ghosts. (A refreshing change from the glut of other paranormal YA books.) Summer and Daniel do have somewhat dysfunctional parents. Their Mothers are stereotypical from a YA standpoint. One is a helicopter parent and the other is detached and uninvolved, even though she believes that she "lives" for her child. Most teens will relate to some of these traits and sympathize with Summer and Daniels' feelings toward their Mothers. Summer and Daniel have very little time to discover their affection for each other before Daniel is turned into a zombie. I would have liked to see a little more time for their relationship to develop. It happens very quickly and it makes Summer's devotion to Daniel less believable. Summer's obsession with helping Daniel seems to have no basis. It made her appear kind of silly and immature. If Summer and Daniel had had at least one chapter for their relationship to develop, I think most readers would have found the relationship more realistic and thus, inspire more sympathetic feelings towards Summer. Because of this, I had a harder time liking Summer at first. However, as the story plays out, Summer becomes stronger and smarter. She begins to evolve into a character that I care about. I really found Daniel to be an interesting character. He has a funny self-depreciating wit. I was really not quite ready for him to become a zombie and I missed his humor throughout the rest of the book. The ending of the book has an interesting twist and since this appears to the first of a series of books, I am looking forward to see where the author, Eric Soblik takes us in the next book. If you are a fan of zombie stories you don't want to miss this one. If you are not a zombie fan, this book is still entertaining and worth your time. Pick up a copy!Thanks to Eric Soblik for proving a copy of his self published this book for this review.
thebumblegirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I loved this book! I am so very excited to have an opportunity to review this ZOMBIE book today!I had only read one other, and let's just say, I wasn't sure that I could ever read another zombie story any time soon, lol! but when I received Eric J. Sobolik's request, I couldn't resist giving the whole zombie thing another try. Just look at that bookcover! Could you resist??? Love. What would you do for the one you love? How far would you go for it? To protect it???The story starts out with 'the outbreak' - Sam, an egotistical doctor, has come up with a way to reanimate the dead. While Sam daydreams of all the awards he will receive for his 'accomplished experiment', he is rudely interrupted with the news that his controlled experiment has turned into a virus - one that escapes! and then runs amok in a small rural town... it's kind of intense, funny in an ironic kind of way, and I must say, a bit gross! I'm a girl, I get squeamish, lol! We then backtrack a bit and meet the star crossed lovers when they are toddlers to find out why they have never spoken to each other, even though they have been neighbors their entire lives...We then jump to present day and meet Daniel first. Daniel is a typical teen boy with insecurities who daydreams and has a huge crush on the girl next door, Summer.And guess what? Summer is a typical teen girl with insecurities who daydreams and who in return, unbeknownst to him, has crush on Daniel too. Next thing you know, zombies are everywhere, Daniel and Summer have their 'moment' and then...well, unless you want me to spoil the story for you, you'll have to read it. This book is really fast paced and when you're done, it almost feels like it was too short! The writing is excellent! The story was a bit jumpy, it would go from what one character was thinking to the next sometimes retelling what was happening, I felt like I didn't have enough time to adjust in between, but I was okay with it. I feel like it was necessary, and I liked being able to see what everyone's was thinking about all that was going around them... and the characters seem to fall in love within seconds; but I think that may be because of their history together and after finishing the book, I get how and why Summer is so in love with Daniel.The Outbreak is just the first in the Zombie Love series. I will most certainly be on the lookout for the next one - and hopefully we will be seeing that soon! It seems that Daniel and Summer may not be the only zombie love story out there! and who is this Special Agent Black???
celticlady53 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am not a fan of zombie books, this mainly due to a movie I saw when I was a little girl. The Night of the Living Dead, the original, was so creepy to me that it really turned me off to zombie movies or books. Of course I was a little girl and now that I am an adult I am not as scared of them. When Eric Sobolik contacted me to review Zombie Love I was a bit skeptical but decided to take the chance. I am glad that I did. I found this book to be well written, very descriptive, witty and funny. This is a short book and I read it in one sitting. If you like zombie stories with humor but still scary enough then you need to read this one.
TheBumbleGirl1 More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I loved this book! I am so very excited to have an opportunity to review this ZOMBIE book today! I had only read one other, and let's just say, I wasn't sure that I could ever read another zombie story any time soon, lol! but when I received Eric J. Sobolik's request, I couldn't resist giving the whole zombie thing another try. Just look at that bookcover! Could you resist??? Love. What would you do for the one you love? How far would you go for it? To protect it??? The story starts out with 'the outbreak' - Sam, an egotistical doctor, has come up with a way to reanimate the dead. While Sam daydreams of all the awards he will receive for his 'accomplished experiment', he is rudely interrupted with the news that his controlled experiment has turned into a virus - one that escapes! and then runs amok in a small rural town... it's kind of intense, funny in an ironic kind of way, and I must say, a bit gross! I'm a girl, I get squeamish, lol! We then backtrack a bit and meet the star crossed lovers when they are toddlers to find out why they have never spoken to each other, even though they have been neighbors their entire lives... We then jump to present day and meet Daniel first. Daniel is a typical teen boy with insecurities who daydreams and has a huge crush on the girl next door, Summer. And guess what? Summer is a typical teen girl with insecurities who daydreams and who in return, unbeknownst to him, has crush on Daniel too. Next thing you know, zombies are everywhere, Daniel and Summer have their 'moment' and then... well, unless you want me to spoil the story for you, you'll have to read it. This book is really fast paced and when you're done, it almost feels like it was too short! The writing is excellent! The story was a bit jumpy, it would go from what one character was thinking to the next sometimes retelling what was happening, I felt like I didn't have enough time to adjust in between, but I was okay with it. I feel like it was necessary, and I liked being able to see what everyone's was thinking about all that was going around them... and the characters seem to fall in love within seconds; but I think that may be because of their history together and after finishing the book, I get how and why Summer is so in love with Daniel. The Outbreak is just the first in the Zombie Love series. I will most certainly be on the lookout for the next one - and hopefully we will be seeing that soon! It seems that Daniel and Summer may not be the only zombie love story out there! and who is this Special Agent Black???
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts Zombie Love is an imaginative take on the genre. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the zombie is protected by a human although he has no redeeming quality. He is zombie through and through with no sign of humanity. The story needs more – more description, more emotion and more detail. It is a nice light, quick read with one heck of a cliff hanger. Rating: 3 Reviewed By: WyoReader,My Book Addiction and More
zombeecupcake More than 1 year ago
I bought this because I had a couple of days before the book I was waiting on was coming out. I was happily suprised how well written and entertaining this book was!!! Cant wait for book 2!! Loved it!!!!!!