This is one of those books where you should prepare yourself for an unsatisfying ending because the book continues on in a sequel. What there is in this first volume is a good read that's not for the weak of stomach. An original twist on bodysnatchers.
I thought this book would be fantastic and original - unfortunately I was wrong. Had the book been written in a different tense, from a different perspective, it cold have been more exciting instead of dull. I found I did not really care for the characters or what happened to them, and there is no real explanation provided for anything, ever.
I had high hopes for this book - and it was a fun read, parts of it were awesome, other parts were a little too YA for my taste. This is not meant to be a YA book, so why part of the storyline is quite YA I'm not sure, perhaps a lack or faith in writing skill and emotional depth. If you grew up in the 80's and were a bit of a geek, you will certainly enjoy this book at a minimum for it's nostalgia, if you grew up in the 80's and are still a bit of a geek you will enjoy the nostalgia and the modern gaming geekiness. If you were born in the 80's then not only do I feel sorry for you, but unless for some reason you are a die-hard 80's music, movies and games aficionado, most of the references (and the main point of the storyline) will go over your head. So basically, if you are currently between 34-45 and are a geek you'll probably enjoy this but it won't change your life.
A fresh take on a post-apocalyptic world with zombies. I hate when I read something and go 'oh man why didn't I think of that?' The book is well-written and I actually cried at the end, though the end isn't really the end, as this is the first of a supposed trilogy.
I quite liked this book which is a bit of a fresh take on the genre - but if it hadn't been recommended by Seanan McGuire I likely never would have purchased it due to the fact that it possibly has one of the worst titles in the history of titles.