Puppeteer of the Dead
July 29, 2016 by Abominabooks
Deceased American soldiers—that's the first reported instance of the dead returning to life. Soon, it spreads to neighboring regions like a wildfire. Nobody has a name for it, no answer, and no solution on how to properly dispose of the undead. The fate of mankind rests in a handful of people from the East Coast. Maynard Dunn, a family man and ex-marine, leads them, not only to safety, but to also rage against the malign force in control of the rising dead.
Okay, first of all I was so excited to get this book, because I LOVE zombie stories! And I'm super upset because I wanted to love this book, I really did...but I just didn't. So I'll just jump right into it.
I knew from the first chapter that this wasn't going to end well, because at least twice I had to stop reading to look up a word on my kindle dictionary. And don't get me wrong, I know some big words, but this was ridiculous. Next, EVERY chapter is from a different character's POV. So I had to pause in my reading and try to remember who the character was at the beginning of every chapter. Some sentences felt cumbersome, clunky, difficult to flow when reading. It took me a week just to force myself to finish. It does say on the very first page in plain English that it's "PART ONE", but in my zeal to begin this book, I didn't pay attention. Then at about 92% I started to panic. Because I knew there wouldn't be enough book left for it to complete the storyline. The book didn't even get to the part where it introduced the villain, who I assume would be this "Puppeteer" character, though at this point I have no proof.
It had a good premise, and I actually did find myself caring about one of the main characters, Maynard (I kind of feel like he was the one who was fleshed out the best).
Needless say, it wasn't one of my favorites, and I don't really recommend (Except for BOB...hurry up and finish so I don't accidentally send spoilers!).
Final rating: 1 platypire