Friday, 12 July 2013

Review: Cemetery Plot - Alex Granados

Review: Brittany
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Fairies
The beginning of this book was admittedly as confusing as all get out. There's three different perspectives here, two present and one past. I had to try really hard to focus on the switches so that I had half a clue about what was going on. As long as I focused, it was a pretty good story opening.

About halfway through the book, it started getting less confusing. Maybe it was because I was used to it, or maybe it just started to flow better. Regardless, I actually really started to enjoy Cemetery Plot. It has a little bit of romance along with some action as well. The past started to tie in with the present, and by halfway through, I started to see the whole picture making what I read even better.

I was reading along when then BAM! Everything I thought I knew about this book, changed. Job well done, Alex Granados. I definitely wouldn't have predicted the phenomenal twist! The story truly made a full circle, and because of that, my review jumped to 4.5 stars!
Vanessa Hawthorne is a zombie. . .at least that was the plan. Miserable with her life, she agreed to participate in a fatal ritual that would transform her into one of the Living Dead. Instead, she wakes up decades later alive, unaged and living in a world overrun with graveyards.

But when a real estate tycoon finds out about Vanessa, he will stop at nothing to discover how she cheated death. He hopes that this knowledge will give him the power to resurrect the dead. The money he stands to make is incalculable. And he is willing to do whatever it takes — kidnapping, assault and even murder — to get the job done. Luckily for Vanessa, she has Mark Nimocks and his friend Emily to protect her. . . but at what costs?

A zombie apocalypse is in the works, and it will take a medium from the future to find a way to undo the end of the world. But can he actually help change the past? Or is the world fated to be destroyed no matter what?
Author Bio:
Alex Granados is a producer for The State of Things on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC and the North Raleigh News Columnist for the regionally acclaimed News & Observer newspaper. Cemetery Plot is his first novel.

Alex received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has a minor in philosophy, which basically means that he used to think he was really smart but realized he wasn't in time to switch majors.

Fishing, reading science fiction, watching crazy movies, walking his dog Zoey and late night dance parties with his wife are some of his favorite hobbies. Alex still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he is holding out for astronaut.

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