Friday, February 19, 2016

Ex-Isle (Ex-Heroes #5) by Peter Clines

The world as we know it is over.  A virus has turned those that get it into the walking dead has devastated the land.  Now anyone who isn't infected stays in "safe" areas where they have guards to protect them.  They haven't given up but they are very cautious.  Now another group has been found on an island.  Are they uninfected?  Are they friendly?

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you).  It has been published and is available now.

This is the first book in this series that I've read and it's very intense.  Having a bunch of Zombies trying to eat you does put you on edge.  I've always avoided books with that sort of character in it but this one sounded intriguing.  It was.

You have a few rag tag heroes still left in the world.  One is almost all flame, one can fly and is very strong and impervious to bullets, one wears a skeleton of metal that is a weapon in its own right, and another has the name of Stealth.  They are holding their group of people safe and they save all they can.  They're willing to bring those off the island to their asylum of protection if they wish to come.  They didn't expect to find a monster in the midst of them.

There's a lot of action, a certain amount of fear, and plenty of odd characters that populate the book.  It's a fast reading tale that I had to take a break from here and there.  I wanted to know what happened, but doing something else here and there broke the tension.

I'm still not fond of zombies but the characters in this story came life for me and I cared about them.  They have a hard battle here but they make it.  That's way it should go in life.

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