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Review: “Bag Men,” Jackson and Traas

Pros: I like the variation in virus mutation; I also like one of the two PoV characters Cons: Weird setup Rating: 2 out of 5 Silas Jackson and J.R. Traas’s Bag Men is a zombie apocalypse novel that is kinda-sorta

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Review: “Machinations,” Hayley Stone

Pros: Fantastic worldbuilding and wonderful characters! Cons: I need to understand more about the machines Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Hayley Stone’s Machinations brings us into the world of a robot apocalypse. While there are traces of the Terminator story

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Review: “Mutation,” K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Potentially interesting world Cons: Details that don’t add up Rating: 3 out of 5 In K.R. Griffiths’ Mutation (Wildfire Chronicles Vol. 4) (Also available bundled: Wildfire Chronicles: Volumes 1-4), our heroes find an old castle occupied by Darren, a

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Review: “Shock”, K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Very short entry in the series Cons: Not all that much to it. Rating: 3 out of 5 K.R. Griffiths’ Shock (Wildfire Chronicles Vol. 2), also available bundled in the Wildfire Chronicles: Volumes 1-4, continues our story from part

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Review: “Panic”, K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Generically interesting Cons: Nothing terribly new Rating: 3 out of 5 K.R. Griffiths’ Panic (Wildfire Chronicles Vol. 1), also available as part of the bundle Wildfire Chronicles: Volumes 1-4, is a not-quite-zombie post-apocalyptic horror bio-thriller. It hit pretty much

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Review: American Quarantine Super Boxset part 1: James Hunt

Pros: A few details Cons: So much badness Rating: 1.5 out of 5 I’m a sucker. Bio-thriller happens to be one of my favorite sub-genres, and I also find the prepper phenomenon fascinating. So even though I didn’t enjoy much

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Review: “The Apocalypse Crusade War of the Undead Day One,” Peter Meredith

Pros: Lots of explosions; cancer cure angle; plenty of action Cons: Zombies start out interesting then turn into standard fare Rating: 3 out of 5 The Apocalypse Crusade War of the Undead Day One: A Zombie Tale by Peter Meredith

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Review: “Ground Zero,” Jessica Meigs

Pros: An enjoyable outbreak/not-quite-zombie tale Cons: Couldn’t get into the characters for some time Rating: 3 out of 5 In Jessica Meigs’s “The Becoming” series, a plague escaped from Atlanta. While it kills and brings back the dead–i.e., zombies–these zombies

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Review: “The Becoming,” Jessica Meigs

Pros: An enjoyable outbreak/not-quite-zombie tale Cons: One or two rough spots Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The Becoming (The Becoming Series Book 1) isn’t quite a zombie tale. But let’s back up for a moment. A plague has gotten loose

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"Xombies: Apocalypso," Walter Greatshell

Pros: Still a wild ride and a highly unusual zombie tale Cons: Seems to de-rail a bit and get overly random Rating: 2.5 out of 5   In Xombies: Apocalypse Blues, we follow Lulu Pangloss and a troop of survivors

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