Friday, 22 March 2013

Tour Review: The Zombie Story (The Chronicles of Orlando #1) by M.M Shelley

Reviewer: Bex
Rating 3 out of 5

The concept of M.M. Shelley's 'The Zombie Story' is original and creative. The world that the author creates is a fascinating place, filled with magic and of course zombies. All of this makes for a pretty cool read, especially for YA readers.

The characters were fairly well rounded considering the novella length, and we weren't bogged down with countless pages of description which is a bonus for a novella. The range of characters, whilst fairly interesting individually, the way that they interacted was a little awkward and difficult. This was largely as result of the stilted and uncomfortable dialogue that was created.

The book could do with a little editing tlc and whilst it was a little distracting, I was still able to continue reading and enjoy the story. It was refreshing to read a YA not bogged down by romance. I'd happily recommend this to YA readers who are looking for a first introduction into the world of zombies. 
Book Synopsis
The Zombie Story is the first novella in a young adult series. 

Unfolding on the streets of Los Angeles is a new breed of monster...
Orlando, fresh from the mid west, arrives at his new high school on his Harley Davidson. All he wants is to make it through the day, and begin his training as a Zombie Hunter. 

But someone has different plans for him.

Be on the look out for Book 2: Dead Relatives 
After discovering what was hidden in Mexico and having to sneak back across the border Orlando returns to Los Angeles, but is unable to return to his home. 
Instead of hunting Zombies he is now hunted. 
Betrayed by those he thought he could trust, Orlando must keep the truth of what he knows to himself. 
That is until dead relatives return with dire warnings. 

About the Author: 
M.M. Shelley is a storyteller, word smith and dreamer. She has traveled the world extensively in search of the magic which is often overlooked in every day life. M.M. Shelley is a native of southern California, and a student of mythology from which she gets much inspiration. Visit M.M. Shelley: 


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