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Save Me (Life After the Outbreak #1)

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Andi was doing just fine on her own. Sure the world had been hit with an outbreak that turned anyone infected into flesh eating zombies. Not to mention that everyone she ever loved was now dead. She was alive though, taking care of herself. She had little desire to indulge in building relationships with anyone. People just couldn't be trusted. Whether they screwed you over ...more
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published May 17th 2013 (first published May 16th 2013)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
*** 3 1/2 Pink Pony Wearing Hero ***

Cute love story during the zombie apocalypse but I had a hard time connecting to the characters.
Melissa
Feb 26, 2016 Melissa rated it it was ok
Dude, seriously! Brace yourselves people, I feel a hardcore rant coming on and it's filled with spoilers so as a summary for those who don't want to see them, in a nutshell I liked the writing of the author like others of my bad-review giving ilk, but I uber hated the shit out of the heroine. A..hem, let us begin...oh and there's belligerent language about to be involved too I'm sure, so now you've been properly forewarned.

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Allison
Aug 14, 2013 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
4.5 Apocalyptic Stars

~Arc was provided by author in exchange for an honest review~

Andi is 18 years old, she lives alone because everyone she loved is dead. She has no desire to stick with a group because in a Zombie Apocalypse no can be trusted! That is, until Andi finds herself trapped in a dog cage with zombies surrounding her and trying to make her their next meal. Will, who is also traveling alone, come across trapped Andi and saves her by killing all the zombies.
"I guess this would have
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Danielle
Feb 11, 2014 Danielle rated it liked it
3.5 stars
This review will sound conflicted because it is indeed a conflicted review. My thoughts are that lost on the matter. Save Me is a zombie apocalypse romance novel. It started off well. The description was good but I failed to connect with the main heroine. A few things bothered me. How she met the hero and took him back to her place after a year of not being there bothered me. It bothered me because here was this perfectly good sheltered place that she could’ve been living in for the pas
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Miranda Whore
Jul 09, 2013 Miranda Whore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Review of Save Me by L J Baker
Copy provided by author in exchange for honest review.

Save me is the debut story for L J Baker, I have to admit most times I am nervous to read first books because it’s hit or miss. This book grabbed me from the start. Baker has a talent for making you feel like you are right there with her characters as the scenes play out. Save Me is more than just the typical romance novel; it is an exciting adventure into what reality would look like for the Average Joe during a
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Sabrina Burgess
Marked as TBR!!! Sounds awesome!!
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I received this book for an honest review. I really gave this a 3.75 rating but I rounded up :)

OK I must first say I am not a HUGE YA reader but I did enjoy this story. When a fellow blogger mentioned needing some reviews of a zombie book with a love story, I said YES PLEASE!! I love zombies love stories and the Walking Dead.

When I started reading this story it was a little slow to get going.
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Aimi
Nov 20, 2013 Aimi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first found out that this is a zombie apocalyptic book, I was terrified. I'm not much of a zombie fan. I nearly crapped myself watching the Walking Dead tv series, but it's kind of like you're witnessing a terrible accident happening and you just can't turn away despite being terrified to death? Walking Dead is like that for me. It scares me. I couldn't be alone for a while (big wimp I know). Did it stopped me from watching it? Hell no. In fact, I'm addicted. I need those freaking zombies ...more
Christy
May 27, 2013 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Save me drew me in and kept my heart pounding page after page. Watching Andi's life unfold in her unique zombie apocalypse, I was in a never-ending cycle of terror, tears, and exhausted relief! Definitely not the best decision to read before bed! You'll thrill when Andi is saved by green-eyed charmer, Will, and grip your book or Kindle in horror imagining friends and family eaten alive! LJ Baker has begun an exciting new series destined to be a success! I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't ...more
Jess
Sep 19, 2014 Jess rated it it was ok
I found it to be repetitive, predictable, and completely unbelievable. The characters were so stereotypical and shallow, there was no development or story arc here. They met, they fell in love in moments, and then nothing. There were small spats that were absurd (if this girl really had been fighting zombies and meeting all these different groups for almost two years, she should be less of an absolute moron). It was silly.
Suzy (ereaderuser)
May 27, 2014 Suzy (ereaderuser) rated it really liked it
Not anything particularly new with this story. But it was fast paced and enjoyable anyway.
Celeste
LOVED it! Read in one sitting. Review to follow soon :)

This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**I received a copy from the author but that did not influence the review**

First Thoughts: 4.5 stars Oh swoony swoony swoony. This book reminded me of all the reasons I love YA, AND it’s apocalyptic FTW!

Plot, Setting, Pacing and Style: Loved the storyline. The zombie-apocalypse began 2 years ago, and it appears there is no end or cure in sight. Andi has been on her own for a while now, and
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BookHookup
Aug 31, 2013 BookHookup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**I received a copy from the author but that did not influence the review**

First Thoughts: 4.5 stars Oh swoony swoony swoony. This book reminded me of all the reasons I love YA, AND it’s apocalyptic FTW!

Plot, Setting, Pacing and Style: Loved the storyline. The zombie-apocalypse began 2 years ago, and it appears there is no end or cure in sight. Andi has been on her own for a while now, and nearly gets taken down by the flesh eaters when swoony
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Ashleyjo
Sep 30, 2015 Ashleyjo rated it did not like it
And the award for most annoying female in a zombie apocalypse goes to.....

MOST ANNOYING FEMALE MC POSSIBLE

It's sad when you immediately hope the mc dies, isn't it?!?

Get to know her...

So we meet her in a dog kennel surrounded by zombies. Will, a stranger, saves her ass. She immediately walks off without even a 'thanks motherfucker,' citing how you can't trust, depend, or get attached to anyone. He follows her bitchy ass anyway, and then saves her a second time. #ungratefulbitch

She decides it
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Crystal's Many Reviewers
3.5 Stars From Me!

Zombies, zombies and more zombies. What wouldn't be fun when it comes to beating someone to death? Well, considering these 'someones' are already dead, it would still be fun! At least if you aren't running for your life. And that is what is happening with Andi, trying to stay alive in a world that everyone is trying to kill you.

While I usually enjoy the different books that are out there, there are not that many zombie books that I have found. This one was different that is fo
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Shay
Aug 05, 2013 Shay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading Save Me by LJ Baker and the only word that comes to mind is Awesome!
I really enjoyed it. It is not my typical read and you should never turn a book away because of that or you would miss out.

Andi has been alone for awhile after a attack turning people into zombies. Will has been alone for awhile too and he ends up saving Andi while she is in the middle of an zombie attack that you know that if he didn't show up, she would have ended up dead.

I loved the story line. Zombi
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Debbie Shultz
Aug 11, 2013 Debbie Shultz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Let me start by telling you that I did not read what the book was about before I started to read it, I am so glad, because it is so much more than a zombies book! It has the sweetest love story in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Andi is a girl all alone, her friends and families are all gone due to the Zombies. She thinks she is strong and can take of herself, until she gets in a dog cage and zombies surround her, trying to eat her. Will, who is also all alone, saves her by killing the zomb
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Tawnya Peltonen
Aug 30, 2013 Tawnya Peltonen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

When I heard this book had zombies in it, I knew immediately I had to read it. That it was a zombie romance just intensified my excitement about it. Save Me is set a couple years after the start of the zombie apocalypse. It starts out with the heroine, Andi, in a dangerous situation from which the hero, Will, rescues her. I knew from the first moment he appeared with his pink pony t-shirt that I was going to fall in love with Will, and I was right! Will is a sweet, sensitive guy, but at the same
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Lisa Miller
Jul 24, 2013 Lisa Miller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I opened this book and realized it was about zombies, I was very disappointed. I don’t like zombie apocalypse books. I have never been able to wrap my head around the idea that there could be a good romance going on with flesh eating zombies around every corner. So I have never bothered to read one, thinking it just wouldn’t sit well with me. I was wrong. I enjoyed it from the very first word to the last. I read it in one day, and was sad to see it end. Will and Andie find each other under ...more
Paranormal Tendencies
I am a YA nut and I LOVED this book! Throw in some zombies and heart stopping terror and you have this nerd girl in book heaven.

Andi has been on her own for a while. After the virus hit and the zombie apocalypse began, she was with her parents for a while in the relative safety of her basement. They got too comfortable and ventured out too much and that's when she lost her family. Andi was doing an ok job of staying alive on her own, but one day she needed saving and Will showed up out of the bl
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Magic Within the Pages
Reviewer: Donna - Magic Within The Pages
Rating: 4 Stars

The first thing I thought of when I read this book was the storyline reminded me of the TV series Revolution. A virus outbreak sweeps the world creating zombies. Andi is a nineteen year old who survived the outbreak and has to try and survive this world she now calls home. All her family is dead and she is the remaining survivor going at it alone until she comes across a guy named Will who she finds her hard to get rid. Andi finds it really
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D.M. Midgley
Dec 30, 2013 D.M. Midgley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first thing i thought of when i read this book was the storyline reminded me of the TV series Revolution. An virus outbreak sweeps the world creating zombies. Andi is a nineteen year old who survived the outbreak and has to try and survive this world she now calls home. All her family is dead and she is the remaining survivor going at it alone until she comes across a guy named Will who she finds her hard to get rid. Andi finds it really hard to trust people and Will tests her limits a lot. ...more
Donna
I finished this book but it was very frustrating to see this young woman with no self esteem complaining and acting like this is a normal world, yet thinks she could just refuse help if offered, run off by herself into a zombie infected area, get herself taken by bad guys, get rescued and still her biggest worry is if this guy likes her. I know; I just wrote a huge run on sentence. You can imagine my frustration with this young woman. It is such that I am not continuing with the second book ...more
Melissa
Aug 13, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it
The problem with reviewing a book is that it can be tricky to figure out your own feelings about the book.

This book was that way for me. There were moments I REALLY liked this book and moments where I was just like What?!

Pros: The actual romantic scenes are great. When not in action scenes I actually could relate to the emotions and feelings of our lead characters. Some of the supporting characters are awesome and you could see yourself liking them too.

Cons: The whole they obviously both like
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Melanie *Mommy's Late Night Book-Up*
I loved this book from beginning to end! It is a much different story than the books I've been reading lately which was really nice. This isn't just a zombie book; more than anything it is a really sweet love story. The author did an amazing job explaining the characters and making you fall in love with them. Will and Andi are the main characters and she makes them both sound like people you know or want to know. But my most favorite character is Dan. He sounds so sweet, funny, hot and has ...more
BookwormBeauties
Aug 25, 2013 BookwormBeauties rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zombies, hot guys, kick ass females, and a super sweet love story? There is seriously nothing NOT to love about this YA zombie apocalypse book. The writing was flawless and the characters were extremely likeable, especially Will...Hubba, Hubba!

The story was refreshingly different from any of the books I have read lately, and while there were moments in the plot that made me feel a tad frustrated, I still absolutely enjoyed it as a whole. I do have to say that for a zombie book, there was not a l
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Staci Hart
Jun 22, 2013 Staci Hart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The world after the zombie apocalypse is a harsh, cruel place. You need to be able to trust someone to survive, but the risk in putting your faith in someone else is high.

LJ Baker has a fantastic voice. From the very first paragraph, I was pulled in by Andi and her snark. She's tough, and she's been through a lot. She's used to being alone, so when she meets Will, her instincts tell her to run away so she doesn't get hurt. But Will is worth it.

SO worth it.

I love him with his crooked smile and h
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Hopelessly Hooked on Books
This was loaned to me by a friend, and when I read the blurb about what the story was about, I thought oh no, what am I getting into-zombies are not my thing. But my friend said it was good, so I dove in and started. Wow wasn't anything my head thought it would be. It was actually a very good story of trust and love and friendship. Will and Andi have been alone in this zombie apocalypse for a while. When Will "saves" Andi for the first time and doesn't want to leave her, you can feel the ...more
A.E. Neal
Sep 20, 2013 A.E. Neal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This love story starts out following 18 year old, Andi in her hometown after the zombie apocalypse. She has a chance encounter with a young, charming guy named Will. Andi has to make a choice whether she wants to carry on with her old comfortable life or take a chance on Will and something completely foreign to her. This book takes you through every emotion and I couldn't put it down; I laughed, I choked up and I even had my heart broken a few times. I applaud LJ for painting a gruesome, yet ...more
Vanessa Marie
Dec 04, 2013 Vanessa Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I was a little skeptical at first. I am not a fan of zombies at all so I wasn't sure how it was going to play out. By the 5th page I was sucked in. I didn't want to sleep, all I wanted to do was read. I woke up with drool on my kindle screen and my face stuck to it. To me, that means its a good book! I loved Andi, she kept trying to tell herself she was an adult but she knew where her maturity level was. To me, that was her loveable quality. I loved Will and I want to lick Dan! This was a ...more
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L J lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, four kids, two cats, and an inherited dog from hell (a.k.a. the sewer gremlin). Though writing has always been her first passion, she got a degree in psychological counseling and worked in the mental health field for awhile, which she finds very helpful in dealing with her crazy family. She is a lover of all different types of music and books, ...more
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