Whew, that was a long title for this post! Sorry about that. It had to be done! I am still participating in the Band of Dystopian Zombie Blog Crawl this week and I have a giveaway running until Halloween. Check it out here!
Summer school is supposed to be a pain, but it isn’t supposed to be the end of the world.
Sam has finally finished his first year of teaching and loved every minute of it. Summer school is well underway and he’s starting to feel like he’s getting the hang of this teaching gig, particularly since he’s pretty sure his students are the most awesome kids ever. When a suspiciously high number of students and teachers don’t show up one day, Sam is thrown into a situation he can’t believe. Nanites have saved many lives, but now it’s all gone wrong and people are going crazy.
Trapped inside the school, Sam has to ride out the wave of insanity sweeping across the land. There’s one thing he’s very sure of…no one is going to hurt his kids.
He’ll get them to safety, no matter what comes between them and the road home.
“The Book of Sam” is sort of a prequel to the first book in the “Between Life and Death Series” (The In-Betweener). It was awesome to see how Ann Christy’s version of the Zombie Apocalypse begins ( although the main character, Sam, refuses to call them zombies). The “In-Betweener” really connects the reader to Sam and the kids he has taken in after there isn’t anyone else to do so. They are a new family together in this new horrible world. Sam is sweet. I feel like we could hang out.
Or kill zombies together.
Since I read “The In-Betweener” first, I KNOW things. Things I won’t share in a review because I don’t like spoilers. But just know that if you read “The In-Betweener” first, you also will know things and be waiting for these certain things to happen. But I think you can really read either book first since they overlap just a little bit.
Also, even though I know things…the thing I know still made me so sad. It was even more sad, because now I have strong connections to these characters.
I cried. A lot. I would suggest not reading the last third of the “Book of Sam” right before bed. The book doesn’t end on a cliffhanger or anything like that, but it does set it up nicely if you DO want to jump right into the “Between Life and Death” series.
To sum up: “The Book of Sam” is a heartbreaking, literally gut-wrenching, Zom-poc smash hit!
I highly recommend this book to any zombie lover out there!
If you want to find out more about the “Between Life and Death” series,
check out my reviews here!