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Reviewed: “The Undying” by Ethan Reid

Maybe AMC’s “The Walking Dead” spoiled me when it comes to zombies and the undead but I just couldn’t get into it when it came to Ethan Reid’s THE UNDYING.

I gave up at 40%.


1) Jeanie has too many flashbacks mixed with voices in her head. It’s hard to tell sometimes what’s going on.

2) Jeanie is apparently the only one who can see the zombies, if that’s what they are – and I feel like maybe tThe Undyinghat should’ve been known by 40%, though since it’s THE UNDYING (The Undying #1), maybe that’s for another book.

3) I wish there was an explanation of why Paris was turning to ash, better than the quickly dead guy’s random theories that went too fast and floated over my head.

4) Whiny, ugly American stereotype Ben hit himself in the face with a freakin’ padlock.

I wanted to love this book, in part because I love Paris and I love zombies so putting them together seemed genius but… it just wasn’t to be.

I’m absolutely sure this book is perfect for many, many people. Just not me.

(I received a copy of THE UNDYING through NetGalley and Simon451 in exchange for an honest and original review. All thoughts are my own.)

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An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.


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