Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mercy by Joshua Grover - David Patterson


Mercy by Joshua Grover - David Patterson
Ebook / Kindle Edition
Published March 24th 2011
by Joshua Grover-David Patterson

The Story: (from Goodreads.com) When Georgina Fulci’s plane crashes into the Atlantic, her troubles have just begun. Desperate to get home to her family, Georgina and a handful of survivors must find a way to escape an uncharted island… while fighting off hordes of the living dead.

My Review: If you are looking for a Zombie novel that is all blood and gore then this book is not for you. If you are looking for a novel that you can not put down; because you have to know what happens next - then this is more your style of book. The suspense was a amazing. Although the living dead aka zombies are a main theme in this book, The meat of the story is about survival and at what cost. The story asked the age old questions of survive syndrome; Why me, why us, why them?

I am admittedly not a fan of journal style writing but even as I write this I know it was used appropriately in this novel. This is how journal writing should be done. It added to the suspense as well as gave the book a certain depth of emotion. This style allowed the author to emotionally develop each character in a way that would not have been possible otherwise. Joshua Grover - David Patterson's use of humor and foreshadowing made this a novel that you just can not put down.

The character development and selection was ingenious. I haven't read a book in ages that got it this right. You have every element from most back grounds, young and old but their stories are unique, believable, exciting and I found myself rooting for them all. At times, I just wanted to shake some of the characters into seeing the "light" but as Joshua writes in one scene "to everything, there is a season".

I do not often think books deserve a 5 "bottle" rating but this novel deserves it, and at only $2.99 for a Kindle Download you can not beat the price! I enjoyed this story so much that my Husband and brother already have this purchased and downloaded on their Kindles. My gift to them, as I hope this will inspire others to do the same.

Be sure to come back to Forbidden Reviews tomorrow for a few words from the Author!




1 comment:

Julie said...

Awesome review, Amy. I might have to check this one out myself!