Book Review: Dead Meat, Day 4
Hope everyone’s doing well. Just one more week until Christmas! Give yourself a big pat on the back for getting through not only the workweek, but this hellish year. Lately I’ve been feeling the stress at work, so I’m very happy to have extra time away for the holidays. Hoping you get some much needed relaxation as well!
Anywho, back to the post at hand.
It’s review time again, and this time I read Dead Meat, Day 4 by Nick Clausen.
I took a longer break than expected with this series, and I’m happy to get right back into it. So far I’ve loved the series, so definitely check out the review links below if you need a refresher on how the other ones went.
From where we left off, things were beginning to spiral out of control for the human race, and based on the blurb for this one, we’re in for quite the ride.
Let’s see how this one stacked up to the others, shall we?
Series Review Links
The dead have awakened. Nothing stands between the undead and humanity. This is day four.
Dorte, a young doctor, desperately tries to find a cure for her sister. It’s a race against time, and it’s only the beginning of another day in hell.Dan has reached Holger’s house but are forced to leave it again in order to help his father. But it’s not only the zombies trying to get in, and soon the survivors find themselves in a bloody struggle for safety.The infection is now spreading across nation borders, and it looks like none of the governments will be able to contain it. Is it too late to save the world?
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Man, this series is getting crazy!
In Day 4, the zombie outbreak strains against the city borders in which it started and begins to spread through the country at large. We continue to follow a motley crew of protagonists as they struggle for survival. But the real question is, is it too late to turn this whole thing around, or is there still hope?
What I really enjoy about this series is that the stakes keep getting higher in each installment. We started from an isolated incident in Day 0 and it’s progressed to this nearly unmanageable crisis. Observing that has been thrilling, especially in this book. The horror is more present throughout, but not all of it is from the zombies. Humans can be just as nasty.
As always, I loved the writing. It flows so well that it’s very easy to blast through a book quickly.
The characters as always were really entertaining. I think at this point William is my favorite, even though he’s not the bravest soul and can be a little selfish at times. Dan helps keep him grounded, and I like their interactions. I did like the medical spin on things with Dorte’s perspective, and her progression made a lot of sense. Henrik’s POV was alright, but didn’t really grip me all that much.
Oh, and can I say how much I hate, hate, hate Birgit? She makes a great villain, but this book had me fantasizing cruel ways she could be killed off. Hopefully something awful happens to her. She deserves it!
I don’t really have many complaints, just a couple instances where some character actions didn’t quite jive with me on a rational level, but overall it was well thought out and seemed realistic. I shudder to think how bad things are going to get in the next book, and I can’t wait to find out!
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!