Book Review: Dead Meat, Day 2
How’s it hanging? I can’t believe this extended holiday break is almost over! Do we have to go back to normal life? Regardless of how reluctant you are to join the ranks of the living, I hope you enjoyed your break and had plenty of time to unwind and relax.
Alright, you know the deal. It’s book review time!
After taking a brief break with The Apocalypse Suite, I’m continuing my read of the Dead Meat series with Day 2 by Nick Clausen.
There’s not really much else to say other than how excited I was to continue the series after reading the first two books. If you need to catch up on my reviews for this series, there are links below to check out.
On to the review!
Series Review Links
Day 2 of the zombie apocalypse.
The story picks up from Day 1. Selena wakes up with a mean hangover on a lovely sunny day after a night of careless drinking with her friends, only to find a couple of nasty surprises. The first one being her little sister’s birthday party. The second one is the zombie in the back garden, turning the birthday into a totally different party altogether …
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What a great continuation of the zombie apocalypse!
Day 2 of Dead Meat centers around a young woman named Selina. At her little sister Louisa’s birthday party, chaos erupts. When Selina steps up courageously, she finds that zombies are real. Can she stop the spread, or is it already too late?
It’s rare that I like a sequel more than I do the first book in a series, but I have to say, this was my favorite book so far in the Dead Meat series.
The main reason behind that is most likely the setting and Selina’s perspective. Selina is a brave, smart young woman. She not overly emotional and doesn’t spend a ton of time questioning things, something I think is pretty rare for a teenager these days. She steps up when it counts, and it really sets the story in motion. I will say I would’ve liked to know more about why she is such a courageous kid or if there was an inciting incident in her past that made her this way, but overall she is a great heroine.
We also get to see some other familiar faces in this book, but the focus is primarily on Selina, and I enjoyed that.
As always, the writing was done very well and was fluid. I blazed through this entire book in three short sessions.
I love me a good plot, and the setting was perfect for this book. I’m not sure why I was so crazy about a little girl’s birthday party as the setting for tragedy and why it worked so well, but it did. I was hooked from the first page and didn’t want to stop. I liked where the adventure took us and was grateful that there was less emphasis on the setting and events of Day 0 and what happened there. Pacing was great, and there was never a dull moment, which only spurred me on faster.
This was a wonderful part of the series, and I can’t wait to read what happens next!
That’s A Wrap!
Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!
Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!
Have a great day!