Thursday, January 10, 2013

Unfed (Undead #2)

Unfed (Undead #2)
Kirsty McKay
Chicken House UK, 2012
£6.99, Softcover

Genre: Horror
Age: 13+
Description: Unfed continues right after the end of Undead as Bobby and her friends are picked up by another school bus full of students returning from another field trip and they think they've managed to leave the zombies far behind them. When the bus crashes, they quickly find themselves back in danger. With Smitty missing it is up to Bobby, Alice and Pete, along with newcomer Russ, to find him using the clues that Bobby's mom has left for them to find Smitty and retrieve the deadly Osiris drug from the Xanthro Corporation. However, even if they manage to get the group back together will they be able to find a way to get out of Scotland now that the country has been overrun by zombies and is officially quarantined from the rest of the world?
Opinion: Looking forward to Undead I happened across the sequel on Amazon UK when I was pre-ordering the seventh Skulduggery Pleasant book and decided to snatch this one up at the same time. So when Undead was released in the U.S. I also received the sequel from England! I don’t know if McKay will write a third book (the second has a satisfying conclusion but could continue) but if she does no one can complain of the second book having the “second book lull” that some trilogies suffer from. This book is non-stop action from page one to the ending. The moment that Bobby and Alice awake in the “military” hospital (haha—it’s really a fortified Xanthro location) to find that the whole of Scotland has been quarantined since the infection experiment has gotten out of control to the zombie chaos the teens face as they are forced to travel through Edinburgh to reach Bobby’s mother, readers will be on the edge of their seats. This sequel is not available in the U.S. yet. I do hope there is a third book.

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