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The Maxists (What Zombies Fear #2)

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This is the second book in the "What Zombies Fear" series. Victor Tookes and his family are still struggling to survive after a parasite that turns people into zombies wipes out civilization. After reaching the relative safety of the family home in Virginia, the danger only intensifies. Zombies still stalk their every move but now Victor and his friends have another threat ...more
Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Published December 19th 2011 by Kirk Allmond
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This is a totally different kind of zombie book with some zombie types I am starting to see more often. I give this a 3.5 stars because while I liked it I was not really all that impressed with it. The characters are at one minute crisp and then can fall into mediocrity within the next chapter. The action is rather lackluster as far as the battles between the humans and zombies are concerned. The dialogue is good and the descriptions are good enough to make you visualize a lot of what is ...more
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Jan 17, 2016 C.T. Phipps rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombies
What Zombies Fear is a five-book series by Kirk Allmond which reverses much of the usual drama of a zombie-apocalypse. Instead of being books about scared, desperate, and lonely survivors--it's a book about low-leveled superpowered humans kicking undead ass while rebuilding society. The zombies have many members who are intelligent and it co-ops many alien invasion motifs, providing a central antagonist as well as motivation behind the attack.

For some, this may distract from the zombie narrati
Shana Festa
Apr 10, 2014 Shana Festa rated it really liked it
Picking up immediately after the final battle in book 1, Tookes is immediately visited by the secretive Colonel Frye. The battle may have been won, but it was through no help of Frye or his men. So, in thanks of a job not well done, Tookes delivers a wallop of a punch to Frye's now not-so-pretty nose. Having gained some control over his new 'super powers' Tookes can tell when someone is lying, their aura becomes streaked with red lines. Despite being warned, Frye just can't help himself, and so ...more
Joline Novy
Nov 03, 2013 Joline Novy rated it it was amazing
Excellent sequel!! I'm totally hooked!! This series is highly addicting and unlike most of the typical zombie stories I've read (and I've read MANY)! Victor Tookes adventure continues in, What Zombies Fear: The Maxists. Colonel Frye leads the group on a wild goose chase which leaves the homestead a little unsafe. The unthinkable happens while they're gone. The second Tookes is made aware of a very dire situation, he and his team, are back on the road again!

If you are a fan of zombie books but a
Terri Weitze
Jun 17, 2016 Terri Weitze rated it really liked it
Second in the series of What Zombies Fear, and still enjoying the books. Like many 2nd books, this one does not do a lot to advance the story; and I'm not nuts about the upping the woo-woo factor a tad with the possibility of the introduction of a "spirit". Also, the fact that the powers of the immune and bitten humans keep morphing as needed to get the characters out of perilous situations. Come on, quit changing the rules! But I still like the characters and find them and the basic plot ...more
Sep 26, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing
Still a great series.
The characters are so vivid. The story line is very well thought out. The action almost makes you feel as if you were there.
Tookes is a great character, forced in a way to be a leader. His actions may not be agreeable to everyone but, he is doing his best.
Leo, Martin and are three I would like to have on a team as well.
If you like action, a story that is completely unpredictable, great characters this is defintely the series to read.
Jun 20, 2016 Lorre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-complete
With some zombies and humans having superpowers this is a bit like the TV series Heroes during a zombie apocalypse.

I also like the different take on what started the zombie apocalypse... In this book we got quite a bit of info about it and I hope we'll find out even more in the next books.

Loved little Max and his ability to control zoms... little 3-year-old Max with his pet zombies, so funny!
Sep 11, 2013 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I think Max is adorable and will most likely grow up to be a force to reckon with. The Maxists are a little on the crazy side but all in all I find the book to be very believable and interesting. I can't wait to read the next book!
Mar 21, 2013 Maddie rated it liked it
Good story,the father/son dynamic was particularly touching. Some aspects could have been built up more and there could have been less detail in the summaries of the other characters. Felt too inauthentic and author-like considering they were supposed to be giving an account of a zombie apocalypse.
Lucille Bransfield
Oct 10, 2014 Lucille Bransfield rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to start book 3! Glad I bought it this morning. This series is really great. The characters are fun and different. I like that the zombies and the hunted/hunters are different too! Can't wait to see what happens next.
Jun 29, 2013 Giselle rated it liked it
Don't read if grammar mistakes drive you crazy. The Kindle version needs some serious editing. I like the story and the family dynamics. I don't remember there being as much foul language in the first book.
Further development into the team of "super hero" survivors surrounding Max, the "special" young son of Tookes.
Ruth Thomas
May 16, 2013 Ruth Thomas rated it it was amazing
Really enjoy all the extras with a few super powers shared around, still a story about a loving family
Great Series! I read the whole series one after the other. It is a zombie series but with a slightly different take, and I definitely liked it!

Mar 28, 2013 Vickey rated it did not like it
Might have given it a higher rating if author had not felt the need to insert political nonsense in beginning of book.
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Kirk Allmond takes on all aspects of zombies. This isn’t just a vocation, it’s a passion. In 2006, The Zombie Preparedness Initiative was formed as a global project to prepare the world for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Or, whatever disaster may occur. The Zombie Preparedness Initiative, or ZPI, is unique in that it connects zombie lite
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