Book Review: Dead Meat, Day 5

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Welcome to the new year! I hope you’re staying safe in these troubled COVID times and are well on your way towards whatever goals you may have set for yourself. You can do this!

After a number of friends got COVID last week, I’ve doubled down on my anti-COVID protocols, meaning more isolation, which I’m actually fine with. More time to be productive! My goal for 2022 is mainly to keep balance while I tackle grad school, work, reading, and writing. Easier said than done, but I’m dedicated to making this year a success.

Anyways, back to the post at hand. Today I’m continuing my review of the Dead Meat series with my read of Day 5 by Nick Clausen.

I’ve gotta say, after my disappointing read of The Burning World (Warm Bodies #2), I pretty much flung myself at this book.

This is the sixth book in the series, and it’s been averaging about a 4.5 rating overall so far, so I felt I could count on a good experience.

Before I get into my review, I need to point out that the entire series is massively on sale right now. You can get the whole thing in ebook format for just 99 cents. That’s a crazy good deal for nine books! To get your amazingly good book deal, just click here.

I decided to opt in for the ebook versions myself. It’s just easier for me to not constantly be going back and forth to my library when I want the next one. Alright, on to the review, bookworms!

Series Review Links

Dead Meat, Day 0

Dead Meat, Day 1

Dead Meat, Day 2

Dead Meat, Day 3

Dead Meat, Day 4



The dead have awakened. The living are scrambling to stay alive. This is day five.

Dan and William are trying to get out of the country. But that proves a lot more difficult than they imagined. The undead aren’t the only ones standing in their way.Mille is aboard the ferry headed for Sweden. Unfortunately, so is the virus. Reluctantly, she’s forced to try and stop the infection from spreading before the ferry reaches its destination.Ever marching on, the undead have reached several countries across Europe, leaving death and chaos in their wake. The fate of the world seems still closer to the brink …



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The Review

In Day 5 of the Dead Meat series, the zombie crisis continues to spin out of control. A ragtag team of survivors seek to escape the insanity, but can they make it out in one piece, or will they just be more fuel for the end of the human race?

This is the longest book in the series to date, and I had a lot of fun reading this one, though I’ll admit it wasn’t my favorite.

Throughout the books, we’ve had some really good protagonists, some of which died along the way. It was really great to see those that have made it thus far band together towards a united goal. Dan and William are still my favorites, and I loved their witty back and forth. I honestly wish they were gay. They would be such a power couple! The main supporting characters were fun too.

I will say there were some very minor characters whose POV’s I felt could’ve been left out altogether, but it did still contribute a little to the overall story.

I think my biggest quibble with this book is that none of the characters really gave much thought to weapons until this point. Believe me, I totally get pacifism, but the first thing I think of on the subject of zombies is how to defend myself. Maybe my mentality is a bit different, but I just didn’t find it believable. They should have at least considered some weapons or at least had something blunt or sharp to fight with.

The plot was pretty much nonstop insanity, which I live for in a zombie story. There are a lot of different action scenes, bloody massacres, and plenty of unique surroundings to keep things fresh, and I was living for the chaos!

At this point I’m wondering if anywhere is truly safe for our heroes, and I can’t wait to find out how the story unfolds in the next book. I’m definitely going to continue on with this series, and if you are new to it, give it a shot!



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!


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    • Oh, it definitely was! Up next is This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno. It finally came in from the library!

      Thanks for wishing them well. I just checked on them this morning and they’re recovering quickly, thank goodness.

  1. Covid really is on a rampage and it’s saddening that we’re back at it again, trying to find ways to isolate ourselves even more than ever.

    This book sure does sound like a lot of fun! I’m glad to see how much you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing! 😀

    • Yeah, it’s really upsetting. I’ve had so many friends that either got it or had close calls in the past week or so. What’s even more frustrating is that my work is being very strict about coming in to the office despite how out of control things are. It’s infuriating really, but there’s not much I can do unless I get COVID.

      Thanks! Zombies are a new reading subject for me, but it’s been quite the thrill ride so far. 🙂

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