Book Break-Up: Zombie Moon

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Zombie Moon

Blurb (from goodreads):
Caleb Locke lived for one thing — killing zombies. And this man — this legend — was exactly what Samantha Wagner needed. In mist-shrouded alleys, hunted by zombies, haunted by fear, she vowed to find Caleb and convince him to help her. But she hadn’t counted on falling in love….

Caleb kept his own secrets — like the one he couldn’t hide when the moon was full. But his wolf was drawn to Samantha, recognizing her as his mate. With her in his arms, Caleb reveled in passion… and rued his deception. Would she still love the man who fought by her side if she realized that zombies weren’t the only monsters? Samantha would have to make a choice—and she only had till the next full moon.

The Reason:
It boiled down to the characters.  And, like many romance novels, the leads took turns driving the story, so…
For the shero: “You were a different person when we met.”
For the hero: “You aren’t my type.”

The Ugly Details:
Caleb is an on-steroids Alpha male from the start. I think that’s supposed to be the werewolf in him.  The attempts to make him have a sympathetic past to soften the reader’s view and explaining his super jadedness didn’t endear him enough for me. And really, the fact his instinct (or penis) was making him “change” his behavior was too shallow for me.

As for Samantha, I thought I was getting a woman who had the skills to stand by Caleb’s side. She just lacked the knowledge and experience.   Then there’s a sudden preachy “hamburgers are bad for you” moment that came from nowhere.  Girl, I would have thrown you from a moving car if you did that to me.  Obviously, that started souring me against her. Also out of nowhere? A plot of betrayal, which was too sudden for me to accept.

Why we almost stayed together:
The zombie mystery is still nagging at me. Where are they from? What is this lab’s connection to them? Why are some different?  Really, really well done on that score.

And those zombie fighting action scenes?   Niiiiiiiiiice.  Sadly, I started wanting the zombies to win, which was a bad sign.  (Also, I knew that hope was pointless with it being a romance and all.  Of course, they would live and have a HEA even if I didn’t want them to.)

Is there something a character can do to lose your support?
Have a favorite zombie book/comic/movie?

P.S.: I finished Gotham’s Gotham City hamster tank.  I’m super proud of it.
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5 thoughts on “Book Break-Up: Zombie Moon

  1. The tank is awesome! Does Gotham have a cape? I think he needs one. I don’t read zombie fiction, not my kind of story. The only Zombie movie I like is “World War Z”. It was different than most Z movies, the plot was really good. Characters can lose me for lots of reasons. I weak/needy female lead will have me tossing the book across the room. I hate that. Also, don’t trip over a tree trunk when running from Zombies.

    • Gotham, sadly, doesn’t own a cape. Though, if you look on the wheel, you can see his back and head are colored (while the rest is white). It was like he was almost born with a natural mask and cape! 😀

      I have yet to see World War Z. If I recall properly (but am too lazy to search the internet to see if I’m right), it’s based on a graphic novel. So, I could see it being good. (Because I’m not biased or anything, LOL.) Zombies aren’t necessarily my thing either, but I like when they are used outside the expected (horror). So comedies or romances will get me to try it.

      I don’t mind a character being weak or having other traits I don’t like to start, if there’s signs she’s going to grow. Sometimes seeing such a character transform is the most satisfying. But, if that’s their shtick… Nope. No thanks!

  2. Really liked the zombie book

    • It wasn’t a bad book. But, like in dating, just because it is good, doesn’t mean it will work out. And small things others can forgive, I just couldn’t.

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