Friday, April 26, 2013

Book Review: Plague Nation by Dana Fredsti

I reviewed Plague Town by Dana Fredsti a couple weeks ago and was fairly excited to get moving on the second book. I enjoyed the Town enough, and I was hoping that some of the flaws that Town offered could be amended by its sequel, Plague Nation.

Nation picks up pretty quickly after Town and raises the stakes a bit. We get a lot more history on the zombie outbreaks as well as a little more insight into the program that Ashley Parker is involved with. The meat of the book, however, is the expansion of the plague. As with the first book in the series, it feels like it takes forever for the story to get to what we want, and by then things are racing along and get a lot more interesting. It just might take a while to care again.

While I was high on the series, this book shook me out of it a bit. I will certainly pick up the third book in the series, and if you're looking for a decent pulpy read that can balance off some other, more serious fare, this might be worth a look. You can get more information on the first two books at Titan.

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