Tuesday, April 17, 2012

[Review] Wanted: Dead or Undead by Angela Scott


Wanted: Dead or Undead
by Angela Scott
Published: March 19, 2012
Publisher: Evolved Publishing

Summary
Trace Monroe doesn’t believe in luck. He never has. But when a fiery-headed cowgirl saunters through the saloon doors, wielding shotguns and a know-how for killing the living dead, he believes he just may be the luckiest man alive.

Trace wants to join "Red’s" posse, but she prefers to work alone—less messy that way. In order to become her traveling companion, Trace has to agree to her terms: no names, no questions, and if he gets bit, he can’t beg for mercy when she severs his brain stem. He agrees, knowing only that Red is the sharpest shooter he’s ever encountered. The fact she’s stunning hasn’t escaped his attention either.

What he doesn’t know, is that Red has a very good reason to be on top of her game. She not only has the answer for how they can all outlive the plague taking over the wild, wild west, she is the answer.
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Review

Wow. Who knew that zombie-smashing in the Wild Wild West could be one of the possible components in creating a very good book? I never thought that this one would trap me in a manner like I was sucked away from reality of reading a novel and was replaced of a feeling that I was watching a movie.

The author did a very brilliant job on the storyline of the novel;fast-paced, unexpected, and there was thrill in every word. She did not only create the characters but she put them to life and made their emotions and actions seem real in every situation she put them through.

From the very first pages where the missy protagonist, Elisabeth, brought up the scenes, I was already enthralled. Her character alone was one of the factors that made me want to read the book more; the way she’d gone through fighting off her family who were contaminated with thedeadly virus on the first few pages and how she walked in a bar with her flaring red hair and agun in hand, shooting out zombies like a pro; a real tough chic I say!And that’s what captured hot hot Trace, ayoung cowboy with aplayful character and good instincts in playing with his cards.With his own motives, he follows down Miss One-Man-Show, and tries to be her sidekick amidst her obvious passion of dislike towards the cocky cowboy. Somehow, with the story’s exciting twists and turns, together they learn to trust each other and undergo a struggle of slashing off undead deads. But when secrets are unraveled, will they able to keep their feeling for each other alive?

"Elisabeth, I'm not going anywhere. Not without you. Shoot me in both legs if you must, but I'm telling you right now, I'll find a way to crawl after you."

Now set your typical stuck-in-a-love-triangle-high-schoolers-who-shoots-stuffs- out-of –their-hands books aside, and get this one escalated on yourto-be-read list! giddiYEP!

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I got this book in participation of the Blog Tour and has no way affected my review of the book.

About the Author

 
I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author.

For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it.

I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. Bufont-family: 'Great Vibes',cursive; font-size: 34px;t they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.

As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.

6 comments:

  1. I'm reading this one now and I'm loving it!! I'm so glad you loved it. Nice review! :)

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  2. Great review! You've got me all excited about this one, which I do have on my TBR. Zombie Western is probably one of the most unique ideas I've seen in a while!

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  3. Oh man, that's a great quote at the end!

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  4. My teen daughter just finished reading (and really enjoyed!) an eBook called Hear by Jacqueline Abelson. Great plot, interesting characters and a real message of self– empowerment. Here’s the link:

    http://www.amazon.com/HEAR-ebook/dp/B0084V2WVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1337991481&sr=1-1

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  5. What a fantastic, eloquent review! Excellent! You definitely got me very excited for this book, even though this is actually the first time I'm hearing about it! And I just absolutely love this: Now set your typical stuck-in-a-love-triangle-high-schoolers-who-shoots-stuffs- out-of –their-hands books aside, and get this one escalated on yourto-be-read list! => hahaha, so true! I second that, we all need a bad-ass cowboy/zombie read ever now and then! :) Thank you for the great review!

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  6. I love the sound of a zombie killing cowgirl!

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