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Sadie Walker is Stranded (Zombie #2)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  705 ratings  ·  99 reviews

...when an unknown virus spread throughout North America and then the world, killing millions of people. However, that is where the horror only started. The dead began to rise and when they rose they had an insatiable appetite for the living. A new hell had been unleashed on earth and the fight for survival had just begun.

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Paperback, 337 pages
Published January 2012 by Headline
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Erin (PT)
What a disappointing book.

I think it would've been disappointing in any case, but as a follow up to Allison Hewitt is Trapped, it feels even more so. The flaws in Roux's writing carry over from the first book—a poor sense of visual and spatial orientation that becomes especially confusing/egregious in the action scenes that are the byproduct of any zombie story—but they're added to by new storytelling and stylistic problems.

The first problem is largely one of POV. Both Allison Hewit and Sadie W
Zombies in the water? Holy crap on a cracker. I am sufficiently creeped out and thoroughly impressed at Sadie Walker is Stranded. It's, dare I say it, the best zombie book I've read so far and I have read quite a lot of really good zombie books already. It's engaging, it's entertaining and most of all it's not predictable AT ALL.

I was hooked from the first sentence up to the last. The fact that it ties in perfectly with Allison Hewitt is Trapped is a great bonus. However, Sadie's story does not
This is not really a sequel to Allison Hewitt is Trapped, more of a book set in the same world, a bit later. Nor is it quite as good as the first book, it sort of falls into all the trappings that the original managed to escape, particularly and most annoyingly it often reads like a chick lit and dedicates a bit too much time to romance considering the circumstances. Allison is Sadie's heroine and she tries to act accordingly, but often gets sidetracked by feelings, emotions and plain lack of lo ...more
Oh, man. This book annoyed the crap out of me.

Whereas Allison Hewitt is Trapped was sort of charming in its epistolary/bloggy way, Sadie Walker was downright irksome.

The close first person telling was the same, making it feel like we were reading a journal or a blog, even though that was not the case with this book.

And…Sadie herself was kind of a dumbass. I actually wanted to slap the shit out of her on several occasions - few (if any) of her actions made sense.

I DO enjoy the water zombies,
Why read: Received for review

What impressed me: I loved Allison Hewitt is Trapped and was ecstatic to hear there was going to be a sequel. I really liked that Sadie Walker is Stranded didn't follow the aftermath of Allison's story, but rather was a wholly separate story of a survivor who had heard of Allison's fight against the zombies. I liked that when things got tough for Sadie, she asked herself "What would Allison Hewitt do?" It sort of solidified Allison as the source of hope for other sur
Lianne Burwell
Sadie Walker is Stranded is not a direct sequel to Allison Hewitt is trapped, but is set in the same universe (without using the blog gimmick), and there are frequent references to Allison, who has become basically a folk hero because of the blog that was the first book.

Sadie is one of the people living behind the walls of the Citadel (aka Seattle, which was sealed off after the zombie uprising a number of months back, as detailed in the previous book). She's an artist and a surrogate mother to
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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So, what do you do if your 8 year old nephew is kidnapped by your supposed boyfriend and his group of thugs, intent on selling him to the highest bidder? Oh wait, also, this group of idiots, intent on making their escape, brings down part of the wall around Seattle that’s keeping the walking dead out, flooding the city with moaning, groaning flesh eaters. If you’re Sadie Walker, you rescue your nephew and catch a ride on th
Keith Chawgo
Madeleine Roux follow-up novel to Allison Hewit is a slight let down and doesn't really take the mythos of zombies any further or expand on anything that we have learned so far from the first novel.

The story opens up in a cordoned off city and conditions are less than bearable but at least they are safe. When Sadie's nephew goes missing, the action starts at quite a brisk pace with new characters added to the mix. The characters are quite stereotypical and lack soul and seem to be added to give
This is the follow-up to Allison Hewitt is Trapped. It takes place after the initial zombie outbreak and it features a different cast of characters.

Nutshell blurb: The city of Seattle has been walled up to protect the inhabitants from the zombies that roam outside. The wall becomes breached, forcing Sadie, her nephew and her friend to flee.

I absolutely loved the first book but this one fell flat for me. I didn't like Sadie AT ALL and I found that there were far too many references to other books
Midnight the Wayward Unicorn
I was slightly disappointed by this.

I mean, the first book had me like description bu the second was just like description

Like, the whole romance seemed slightly rushed. She meets the guy,then like a week later she's just like "SLEEP WITH ME" and then there's the plot twist with the Rabbit's that I TOTALLY SAW COMING.

Also, as I the only one picturing Sadie's nephew as Carl Grimes that entire time?

The Zombies, too. There is no way that they could have possibly latched onto her that dee in the ocean. Zombies don't br
It was ok. I read the whole thing, but it was getting a little silly, and that is funny because it is a zombie book. BUT, I like my stuff a bit more believable I guess. I didn't like Sadie very much. There, I said it. She was annoying as anything and her trying to take care of her nephew was crazy. She was too stupid to live, really. Her heart was in the right place, but, well. She consistently made really poor choices, yet the others looked to her to help lead. Just weird.
Some of the scenes wer
J.A. Ironside
Enjoyable enough but underwhelming when compared to Alison Hewitt is Trapped. It's set in the same world and Alison, who we know and love from the previous book, gets a mention or two but this is really Sadie's story. Unfortunately Sadie is a lot of promise that never really delivers. She has knowledge of outdoor pursuits and survival skills but doesn't use them. She creates a bow and arrows which work effectively and then doesn't use them. She stands by very puzzled as the ten little Indians st ...more
Suzy (ereaderuser)
I love the way this author writes! Very clever and humorous. I can't say this was one of my favorite zombie reads however. The story started out with a bang, but didn't end that way. Still an overall good read. I'm giving this a 3.75, so as usual I've rounded up.
Madeleine Roux’s Zombie series is by far one of my favorite series in the zombie genre. There is an amazing mix of sassy, snarky fun and all-too real creepy danger. One minute I’m giggling at something that Sadie said or did, the next minute I’m gripping the book so tight my knuckles are turning white and I’m worried that someone isn’t going to make it. I feel like this book revved up the creepy quotient with the zombies. They seemed to behave differently, maybe smarter in this book and we learn ...more
Sep 13, 2014 Zora rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: horror
I tried this because of a review of the last chicklit zombie* book I read (which was on the low side of two stars, where this is better than that); the review referenced the first book by this author set in the same PZA world and said the Roux novel was better than that last one (which I've blessedly forgotten the name of already). My library didn't have the first Roux book but they had this, a follow-up that stands on its own.

The problem I have with the genre is that if you try to stick a typi
Paula  Phillips
When I saw this book , the cover - on the right attracted me , it seemed exciting and interesting . I'm not normally a fan of Zombie books or films as there not a very appealing race , they are slow, look disgusting and eat people's limbs. However, I was tempted to give Sadie Walker a go and I am glad I did as I enjoyed it . Sadie Walker is an Illustrator or in the case of "NOW" she was an illustrator. This novel is set in a futuristic Seattle where they have encountered all over the world outbr ...more
Jun 21, 2012 Damali rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: zombie freaks
Sadie Walker was one of the survivors of the zombie apocalypse who followed Allison Hewitt's online diary in book 1. After she's left caring for her nephew in a fortified Seattle, she loses interest in the diary, and concentrates on getting her city closer to normal.

A disaster causes Sadie to leave Seattle, and become stranded on an island. This was a weirdly written one, because one minute someone would die, and the next Sadie is mooning over some guy. It was kind of chick-littish. It just didn
Yolanda Sfetsos
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It always seems that no matter what you do, the zombies win. It's the numbers, I suppose. Fend 'em off for a while, but they multiply like bunnies, and before you know it they have you on all sides and before long you're groaning and shambling with the lot of 'em. The thing is, when you really think about it, those slow-witted meat puppets aren't that frightening if you can get a wall between you and them. I'll take a room full of zombies any day over a lone grizzly bear.

In Madelaine Roux's nove

This book was such a great surprise. I will hang my head in shame and admit that I had never heard of this author until I received this book for review, but she is definitely on my radar now. Sadie Walker is Stranded is the second book in the Zombie series. I haven't read the first book, Allison Hewitt is Trapped, so I was very reluctant to jump into book two. Thankfully, someone told me they are stand-alone. Turns out, they are. In fact, I love that I started with SWIS. Allison is mentioned
The Golden Princess cruise liner carried a disease to the continental U.S. by way of Seattle’s beautiful Puget Sound. As this type of thing tends to do, the plague spread itself across the country and eventually the whole world fell into ruin. When the dead refused to lie down and let the living have all the fun, there had to be safeguards put in place. Towns were locked down and people were left to carry on with the small semblances of normal life they still had.

One morning, as Sadie Walker is
Tina Taylor
This book begins several months after the initial outbreak that the book "Allison Hewitt is Trapped" revolves around. Sadie Walker is in Seattle, it's been fortified following the outbreak and is now known as The Citadel. It's zombie free, food is rationed, buildings are torn down to make way for vegetable plots and the citizens are regaining some sense of stability as they regroup. Sadie's an artist trying to care for her young nephew Shane whose parents are both dead due to the outbreak. He's ...more
With how much I love Allison Hewitt is Trapped, Sadie Walker is Stranded was kind of disappointing. I agree with other reviews on Sadie's character and her actions. (view spoiler) ...more
(I'm rating the book and world, not the lead character. Book is four stars, Sadie is no stars. Very unlikable and somewhat homicidal character that keeps apologizing for the homicidal tendencies that she thinks is just bad luck, but obviously hides some deep psychological issues.)

First off, I love the world Roux has come up with. Focusing more on the people and how to survive, instead of how many gruesome ways can a zombie be killed...I love it. I loved the first book about Alison Hewitt, and ho
Chris Bauer
Madeleine Roux does it again -- takes familiar tropes of zombie-fiction and turns them on their ears. "Sadie Walker is Stranded" is a "sort of" sequel to "Allison Hewitt Is Trapped" in that both books take place roughly during the same chronology of the Outbreak.

But whereas the first novel was focused as much on the deeds of single-minded protagonist, I found this book to be more human with a broader set of interesting characters. In addition Roux tosses in some truly novel elements - psycho st
I'm just so annoyed that Ms Rouz does not have any more books released yet in this series because this and Allison Hewitt is Trapped were some of the best zombie books I've ever read. This may have been possibly even better than Allison Hewitt as it was just so fast paced and exciting.

The story follows, shocker, Sadie Walker who is living in Seattle post zombie apocalypse. They have kind of started to rebuild and live in a fairly safe environment with a distinct lack of zombies. Sadie lives with
Sadie Walker is Stranded is the sequel to Allison Hewitt is Trapped, and while I preferred the first book for a variety of reasons (I liked Allison better than Sadie, I preferred the blog format to regular prose), I really liked this entry into the series as well. It should also be noted that this book stands alone just fine, so it’s not necessary to have read Allison first. She is mentioned a few times as she’s something of a hero to Sadie, but that’s pretty much the extent of it.

This book cont
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Joe Robles
A good follow up to Allison Hewitt is Trapped, takes place in the same universe, and expands on the internal mythology. While zombies cannot swim, they can walk underwater. "Just when you thought it was safe..." For zombie lovers, the undead are featured more and are used to good effect. The fear is more palpable in this book.

Like the last book, human relationships take center stage; these books are about how humanity will be effected by the zombie apocalypse. How does this bring out the best a
While I was blown away by Allison Hewitt is Trapped, I found Sadie Walker is Stranded disappointing. I could not like the main character, Sadie, AT ALL. I found her tedious, flat, and actually thought at one point that she should be killed to make the book more interesting. Now, remember that this is just my opinion and it will differ from many others.
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Author of Allison Hewitt Is Trapped, Sadie Walker Is Stranded and the upcoming ASYLUM.

MADELEINE ROUX received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly after, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is
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