Dead Things

Dead Things A deadly virus rages indiscriminately across the American States and then beyond The survivors face a new terror the walking undead monsters created in the wake of the infection Devin Reid is part of

  • Title: Dead Things
  • Author: Meredith Russell
  • ISBN: 9781614956020
  • Page: 222
  • Format: ebook
  • A deadly virus rages indiscriminately across the American States and then beyond The survivors face a new terror the walking undead monsters created in the wake of the infection.Devin Reid is part of a group surviving out of a high security penitentiary near Kansas City Resources are limited and it s down to a handful of people like Devin to meet the demand on food anA deadly virus rages indiscriminately across the American States and then beyond The survivors face a new terror the walking undead monsters created in the wake of the infection.Devin Reid is part of a group surviving out of a high security penitentiary near Kansas City Resources are limited and it s down to a handful of people like Devin to meet the demand on food and supplies The newly made monsters are hungry, and the survivors risk their lives scavenging the cities and highways.On one fateful venture, Devin finds something or rather someone with the potential to change a dark future, destined for blood and heartbreak, into one of hope and second chances He finds Noah Weber.

    • ☆ Dead Things || ✓ PDF Read by ☆ Meredith Russell
      222 Meredith Russell
    • thumbnail Title: ☆ Dead Things || ✓ PDF Read by ☆ Meredith Russell
      Posted by:Meredith Russell
      Published :2019-01-15T23:15:00+00:00

    1 thought on “Dead Things”

    1. This zombie story starts off well with two guys making a dangerous stop at a creepy gas station looking for fuel. It reads like a scene from a movie. Quite tightly written. But then I was put off by one of my pet peeves - when characters start to act in really unbelievable ways. Take for example the mother Kerry, whose 14yo son Lee is attacked and killed by zombies. Within 12hrs the mother is seeming pretty chipper and that evening plays in a card game with the guys and is 'laughing mischievousl [...]

    2. 4.15 starsThis book opens its first chapter with a BANG Devin and a teenager Lee are looking for gasoline and food supplies when suddenly there is an attack that takes Lee's life. After that, I know that I am in for a ride Meredith Russell creates a quite vivid post-apocalyptic action slash horror world with this first novel of hers. It's not too far in the future; the setting is sort-of contemporary America, nine months after outbreaks of widespread flu-like epidemic, which results in flesh ea [...]

    3. Some zombie books have hardly any zombies in them, just the odd one running around at some stage or other in the book, but this one had plenty of gory action! It was great. It also had a really interesting story with a slow-burn romance. All you zombie lovers, I would definitely recommend giving it a go. I would love a sequel but seeing at this book came out a good few years ago, I doubt that's on the cards.

    4. It is always a difficult thing to review a book that a friend has written, especially such a close friend like new author Meredith Russell. I have been discussing this book with her since she had the very first idea and have read the final version at the many different stages.I haven't seen a lot of zombie movies, or indeed many movies that make me jump. Case in point I spent over half of The Woman In Black behind a pillow.Dead Things offers us a backdrop of a post virus world where there are, f [...]

    5. 4 HeartsFirst published at MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress Devin is part of a small group of survivors living in a prison after a deadly virus outbreak. On a scavenging trip, Devin comes across another survivor, Noah, who has managed to survive living out in the open, which the zombie bites doesn’t infect, and who could just be humanities savior. But the journey to survival is harsh, with blood, loss of life and an egomaniac leading the way. Will there be a future for any of th [...]

    6. Those that know me are aware I have a little passion for the horror genre, so when Meredith promoed her new book, I was excited. I can't lie. Well I could but I'm not very good at it, so there's no point.Anyhoo, I opened the book and from the first page I was transported into a post-zombie apolocalyptic world of survivor and predator. Within moments you feel like you are in the world Russell has built, surrounded by zombies ringing the dinner bell. You know what it reminded me of? A scintillatin [...]

    7. Dead Things by Meredith Russell4 StarsReviewed for heartsonfirereviewsThis is a raw and gritty read that opens with action and emotional intensity and never lets go. In this post-apocalyptic time, a pandemic has created a world where flesh eating zombies have taken over and the he remaining survivors are barely hanging on to their own lives as they fight off the zombies, hunger and desolation. This is a bleak world filled with violence and loss and the ultimate goal is survival.Devin and his twi [...]

    8. This is a bit cold light romance. The atmosphere, while reading the story, is blank and unsympathetic, to all main characters. Somehow I couldn't really connect or really even care for the main characters in this story. Devin is such a depressing character, I really didn't feel much for him. But then if we consider his past it makes sense, too. Even so the mood of this story could be lighter and warmer.

    9. There was nothing wrong with the writing, but I just could not connect with any character. I didn't care if any of them made it.

    10. I find myself struggling in deciding the number of stars to give because the two plots to this story had differing enjoyably and believability factors for me. The first one, post apocalypse survival, was well written. Kudos to the author. However, the second one a MM romance, fail flat. So let me break this down for you. Note: I will be using spoilers which are truly spoilers.Those who read my reviews know that I love the genre of Post Apocalypse fiction Big Time. I have a set of expectations wh [...]

    11. I think MandyM's review pretty well sums up my feelings on this book. It had a lot of great potential but unfortunately fell flat for me. I have to admit I felt Devin WAS responsible for the death of Lee in the opening scene in that he was more fed up with the sixteen year old than warranted and therefore didn’t keep as close an eye on him. Why make the impressionable and scared teenager out for the FIRST TIIME go into the gas station by himself? Why not get tough and insist he stay by your si [...]

    12. This book was like a fantastic episode of The Walking Dead and since I'm currently going through withdrawals and waiting for season 3 to start (October 14 people!) this was such a treat for me. The danger, suspense and bloody violent gore held my interest and I felt like I was right there experiencing everything with the characters. But with so many strong-willed survivors (including the women), why did they allow their asshole leader Corden to abuse his position and why didn't they stand up to [...]

    13. As a huge fans of zombie apocalypse story, it's hard for me not to 'compare' anything zombie's related story to The Walking Dead.And I hope the author didn't feel kinda 'intimidated' or 'uncomfortable' when I did it. But I promise, I'll do it in positive way.Meredith Russell is a new author to me and Dead Things become her first book that I choose to 'taste the water'.Well, actually I didn't know about this book, not until I saw the cover reveal promote about the second book of this series. And [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this action-packed zombie book!It was well-written and the characters behaved believably for such a dreadful situation.The only one I thought a bit of a cardboard cutout was the villain, Corden. On the other hand, it wasn't necessary to know too much of his motivations, as in real life there are plenty of unworthy people in important situations whom people follow, seemingly without considering just who it is they're granting power to.The main characters, Devin and Noah, have bot [...]

    15. Okay, so I needed that. Ever since I ended my love affair with AMC's The Walking Dead after season 1 (because wtf, season 2?!), I've had zero zombie fixes. Not a one. So I needed this. It's not perfect, but I still enjoyed it quite a lot. I think the author captured the post-apocalyptic despair really well, and it was also nice and gory. All of the usual zombie tropes are employed to varying degrees of success: you've got the hero, the despot, the scientist, the chick, the sacrificial lamb, the [...]

    16. I must admit, zombie stories are not my thing. But this was much more than your typical zombie story. This is a story of survival, understanding, forgiveness, love…and hope. Great job, Meredith! Looking forward to more of Devin, Noah, Emily, Jack and Kerry.

    17. Really enjoyable, quite realistic If you can believe zombies are real. Great vulnerable main characters, with human strengths and weaknesses. No pure white hats, nor pure black, just very human people surviving In an apocalyptic world while managing to find love.

    18. This action-packed book would make a great script for a movie. I had a great time reading it although the romance took a backseat to the zombie fighting.

    19. I love a good zombie apocalypse although not much background as to how it happened. Devin is a survivor, he lost his lover months before. Scavenging is what he does best. While he is searching for supplies he comes across Noah. Noah has been exposed to the zombie virus and hasn't turned. What follows is the bones of the story. Very slow burn between Devin and Noah. Looking forward to second book

    20. I will always give Stephen King credit for contributing to my need to devour books. I cut my reading chops on horror in junior high school, and it wasn’t until more than a decade later that I decided to give the romance genre a try. You know the books—the ones with the handsome rogue with the dreamy eyes and granite jawline, and the swooning damsel with the pillowy bosoms overflowing her gown on their covers? Alas, if only there were a way to combine horror and romance into a single book…W [...]

    21. So much dumbfuckery. ***SPOILERS*** Why the fuck did Devin sleep with Corden? Can someone please answer that question for me? When it first started being hinted at as a bargaining tool, I got that skin-too-tight queasiness that always makes me want to find the author and ram an ereader down their throat, but I figured he was doing it to keep Noah from being injected with the zombie virus. Imagine my shock, then, when Noah is infected with the zombie virus, Devin knows about it, and still sleeps [...]

    22. A Joyfully Jay review. 4.75 starsAs a long-time fan of the zombie genre, I have read many stories, from horror to romance and everything in between, but I have never read something like Dead Things. The suspense element is high, the level of gore and violence is perfect, and the premise and story were compelling and, at times, disturbing.I found it totally unfair that Devin had to do the outside work and felt that he was nearing the end of his rope. I got the feeling that if things didn’t chan [...]

    23. This is a story about Devin, a guy who comes home to Kansas after his last tour in the Middle East to find that what he went through over there would be nothing compared to what he’s about to go through. And Noah, a guy that seems to be immune to the virus that has infected the world and that is turning everyone into zombies. We are dropped in the middle of the apocalypse, so we are unclear on how the virus happened, who is left or how Devin and his sister ended up at the Kansas correctional f [...]

    24. 4.5 starsI thought this was a really good book. I read it in one sitting so it must have been, and after I finished it I wished it hadn't ended. This could easily be a series.Devin is a bit of a depressive MC but what can you expect when zombies have destroyed almost everything you hold dear. I won't say too much but I thought the contrast/mix of characters was good/mostly unpredictable. Part of me wished there was more towards the end to do with Devin's 'issue'. The sister Emily and the friend [...]

    25. Rating 4 stars out of 5For the full review, visit wp/p220KL-3caFrom that review: "ust when I think I've about had my fill of all things zombie, along comes a story to remind me why this genre is so pupular. Dead Things by Meredith Russell manages to combines the heartbreak of loss, suspense, a post apocalyptic world, zombies and, of course, romance and has us sitting on the edge of our seats while doing it…"For all reviews, author interviews, book tours and contests, visit ScatteredThoughtsand [...]

    26. 3.25The world was interesting and the plot. Problem with characters.The characters were a little bipolar. The mother who lost the child is the strangest to me. After the grieving she seems like a teenage girl. Happy, cheerful teenager. And her son - he was so scared of the zombies and the next minute dying to see some and loses all the fearThe "farm boy" at times seems like a mentally challenged person.

    27. I'm very meh about this book. I wanted more. More zombies, more of the action in the prison (even though I wish it wasn't in a prison, very Walking Dead like), more interactions between the MC is was definitely instalove with no reason why Just wanted more. I didn't hate it and I didn't love it.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *