Review: Army of the Dead (Zombie Attack #2) by Devan Sagliani
Xander MacNamara’s adventure continues when he is placed in charge of a civilian colony outside Barstow. He and his young wife, Felicity Jane, are forced to deal with the daily grind of reconstruction, the constant menace of zombies, and an equally hungry cannibal tribe known as the Alphas.
Things heat up fast when Sonya, a mysterious stranger sent by a secretive benefactor, frees him from enemy captors. Once again, Xander and Felicity find themselves fleeing for their lives from a never-ending series of new threats as well as old ones. A hidden enemy within the military is hell bent on creating a secret weapon: genetically engineered super zombies! Friends and soldiers are pitted against each other, as one side races to spread the cure while the other battles to gain ultimate control over the fate of mankind.
‘Zombie Attack! Army of the Dead’ is filled with pulse-pounding undead action from the very first chapter until the bitter sweet end. Child celebrities, reality television stars, nightmarish zombie clowns, bikers, ninjas, warlords, and more -- this book has it all! The story takes off like a bullet and doesn't slow down until the last sentence. You won't be able to put it down!
I received this book to give an honest review.
We leave off right where book one and some time has elapsed. Xander and Felicity are living on the base now. But everyone is not just normal still.
There are still zombies but at least they have a break in on the fighting.
That is until Xander who bless his heart is a sixteen year old trying to grow up and make grown folk decisions, finds himself married to Felicity and then finds himself captured by the enemy. Which we find out that there is a bounty on Xander's head that wasn't there before.
While being captured he meets Sonya who at first I was wondering what her intention were and how she found Xander, but we learn later on who she is and what her intentions are.
There is a lot of being captured, escaping, meeting new people, seeing new things that will haunt these characters and plenty of action. Though not so much zombie action more like human vs. human action.
We constantly see Xander fighting within himself to keep calm about things and it is a struggle especially when it comes to Felicity.
I think Xander has seemed to grow up a bit within this story, he still thinks with his sword rather than his head when he is put into certain situations.
The only problem I had with this book is that Xander was constantly getting hit in the head every time he was captured I was starting to wonder if he would ever get brain damage.
As we progress within the story we see past groups and gangs coming together but in the worse way. We learn who and why Z-day was made and we even get a bit of advance virus and see what happens when it is put into effect.
There is more than just zombies at work, it seems there is always that one person who wants to rule the world and in this book that is no different.
As we learn more of what is going on, we also learn more about his brother Moto, which was nice to put more behind him rather than just a name.
If you like zombie books then I would say get this book and give it a read.
Devan Sagliani was born and raised in Southern California and graduated from UCLA. He is the author of the Zombie Attack! series, The Rising Dead, A Thirst For Fire, and the UNDEAD L.A. series. Devan also wrote the original screenplay for the movie HVZ: Humans Versus Zombies. He writes a bimonthly horror column for Escapist Magazine called Dark Dreams.
Devan's fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Million Writers Award. In 2012 his debut novel Zombie Attack! Rise of the Horde won Best Zombie/Horror E-book on Goodreads. He is also an active member of the Horror Writer's Association.
He currently lives in Venice Beach, California with his wife.