3 Unique Storylines. Over 50 Possible Endings. Just one question... Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
Everyone has their plan; what they'd do to survive if and when the zombies come. Now you can see how you'd hold up against the legions of undead--without needing to call the CDC because crazed bath salts users are trying to eat your face off.
Here's how it works: You, Dear Reader, are the main character of this story. Live, die, and rise again based solely on the merit of your own choices. Each link represents a choice, and there's no going back, so choose wisely.
"Infected. Is. So. Good." -- A girl just like you.
"Holy $#*% this is awesome!" -- A guy more or less like you.
Fans of The Walking Dead or George Romero's Living Dead series can now live their own apocalyptic adventure. Like the gamebooks popular in the 1980s-90s (Choose Your Own Adventure, Give Yourself Goosebumps, etc), this is a series where you choose how to progress through the book. Unlike any others, this is the first series designed specifically for adults. And as an ebook, you simply click your choice and the story flows forward for you. No flipping pages.
Plot: The author pulls off the incredibly difficult task of weaving multiple reader-chosen plots while keeping them fresh, interesting, and feeling like natural (if not always happy) consequences of the reader’s decisions. There are plenty of conclusions that end with death, but enough victories – large and small – so that the reader never feels hopeless.
Prose/Style: There are few situations and no emotions left untouched in the book, and all are handled well. Among the best are passages mixing darkness (or something outright gruesome) and humor, particularly upon the reader / character’s death.
Originality: The book often either uses zombie fiction stereotypes in ways that don’t take themselves too seriously, or slyly upends them. The choices often take readers into intriguingly unexpected directions, such as a storyline allowing them to wander through life as a zombie themselves.
Character Development: The reader, of course, is the protagonist, but the book never goes too off the rails when it comes to characters benefitting or suffering from the reader’s decisions. The reader also has plenty of wide-ranging choices to fit a variety of personalities ranging from cautious to extreme risk-taker.
Blurb: If you’ve ever wondered whether you’d survive a zombie apocalypse, Schannep’s reader’s-choice book will give you a pretty vivid idea amid action, gore, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek snark.
Date Submitted: May 31, 2019