Book Review by Tracy Ellen
March 2015 Newsletter
Title: Broken World [Kindle Edition]
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: Fiction / Sci-Fi / Apocalyptic (Zombie)
Stripper, Rednecks, and Zombies--Oh No!
Oh Yes! Zombie books are generally the dominion of male writers, so I get a huge kick reading a well-written story by a female author from the heroine’s POV. Even more so if the heroine has no problems doing some ass kicking herself. Enter Vivian--a pre-apocalyptic stripper. Hot and confident on the outside, insecure and damaged inside, Vivian has been doing the best she can to escape a horrible, trailer trash childhood. Sounds pretty stereotypical, right? Maybe so, but this didn’t stop Broken World from grabbing my attention from the first word and not letting go.
A viral epidemic is raging through the eastern states, but, so far, Vivian has stayed healthy. Knowing she can succumb and die any day, Vivian is suddenly desperate to see the child she gave up for adoption years ago. On her road trip west, bad luck continues to plague Vivian. She is forced to join up with a couple of brothers, Angus and Axl. They are exactly the type of men she can’t seem to escape throughout her life-- brutally tough rednecks. As they journey westward, Vivian fights her inner demons and fights against her love-hate desire for Axl. Once they learn the hard way the government lied about the nature of the epidemic, the group is soon fighting zombies, too. Now the big question is not whether the virus will kill them, but how they will survive the dead people if it doesn’t.
Kate L. Mary is a new author for me, one I’m thrilled to have discovered. Fast paced and character driven, I happily recommend Broken World to zombie aficionados everywhere.
Tracy’s INKlings newsletter member, Kathy H. of Plainfield, Indiana was randomly chosen to be gifted an eBook copy of Broken World by Kate L. Mary.
Tracy E: Congratulations, Kathy, and happy reading!
Kathy H: Tracy, thank you so much!
Rambunctious Readers, doesn’t Broken World sound like an exciting read? Here’s a link to buy the eBook today. If you enjoy the book like I did, please support the author and leave a quick review on Amazon.