Dying To Live & Fighting To Live - Double Edition
by C.M. Wright
Dying to Live (Zombie Overload #1)
by C.M. Wright
I am a zombie fan. I read zombie books and I love watching The Walking Dead. I have been meaning to read this book but I hadn't yet gotten to it. I have “seen” C.M. Wright around the book events and she is really nice. So I was excited to read her book.
This book is about ordinary wife and mother Canada who lives in Illinois. I like that Canada is a tough talking, straight up kind of person. This makes her very relatable. I like the writing style. I like that the characters have seen zombie movies and they are shocked but instantly jump into action. She is a mother of two sons, one is 11-years-old and the other is 14-years-old.
The first book is short, scary and exciting. I really liked it a lot. 5 stars.
Fighting To Live (Zombie Overload #2)
by C.M. Wright
This book takes off right where the first one left off. Canada and her family are on the run from the zombies. I really like the fast paced, straight forward writing style. I like this character. She is tough and sarcastic. Canada's group meets a man who laughs at their weapons of knives and swords. I personally think that knives and swords would be better weapons than guns. A shotgun is heavy to lug around and to carry when running away and then what happens when you run out of bullets? Then you have a heavy stick to lug around while running away from zombies. Also, guns are loud. If we have learned anything by the Walking Dead, loud noises attract zombies. I personally think the perfect weapon to take on zombies would be a light weight baseball bat. It is portable, lightweight, effective and you don't have to worry about running out of ammo. What I love the most about Canada is that she is so calm. She suggests tying an injured party to the top of the van like it is nothing.
Like I said, I read a lot of zombie books and I love the Walking Dead graphic novel and t.v show. There are a few very important zombie rules that I feel I have picked up from my reading. One, to kill a zombie aim for the head. Two, stay off the roads. Three, get out of the cities. As I was reading this book, I may have been yelling a bit at Canada. This book is so exciting that I was torn between not reading it because I was so sure that the characters were being stupid and were going to die and reading it to find out what was going to happen and if the characters would live. I really wanted them to live. I was so nervous for them! I also like that CM Wright talks about the practical stuff like how awkward it is for women to pee on the ground. And I love how Canada protects her children because I would be the same way. “You just don't piss off a mom by hurting and scaring her babies!” These books are so good and they end on a cliffhanger. I am so excited to start book 3. Once I finish the third book, I am going to be so sad since I don't already have the fourth book. Love the zombie queen. 5 stars.