Zane’s life isn’t too bad. He has the love of his life, Callie, a few great friends, and his totally awesome mother. When the residents of Brighton seafront begin to get bitey and not just for the Halloween party, Zane’s nice life begins to disintegrate. The zombie armageddon has begun.
This is one of the best pieces of zombie fiction I have read so far. Firstly, it is British and brit-wit is priceless but also; the author is brave enough to kill her characters making the story more authentic.
Zane’s character is likable and realistic; he makes a very average protagonist. This is good because although everyone loves a hero, the average teenager is easier to relate to. The zombies are particularly scary because they can run and Looby builds the tension as they are chased and then slows the pace while they are safe. The story flows nicely between scenes with plenty of introspection and angst.
As zombie fiction goes, this is a must read and most definitely not just for young adults. I’m also hoping it will turn into a series because there is plenty of potential for that.