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Mad World by Samaire Provost
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Aug 28, 2012

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Read from August 28 to September 23, 2012

** I received a paperback copy from the author. Thank you so much! :)**

I have to mention that when I first began the novel, the writing felt very amateur. But after a few chapters it really became fantastic. I felt the terror, lost, grieve and everything else in between. It was like Resident Evil, it made me scared of the dark. I did not
want to read this book at night.

But the thing is about the book was that the characters didn't really connect with me. I didn't feel that they were real. The zombie and fear felt real but the characters just felt like they were paper dolls. I wanted to cut them, paint them, crumble them, just do something to them to make them different, and more than a blank paper doll. A particular thing to mention for the characters, I am not a fan of motherly characters such as Alyssa. I don't know why I don't like these type of characters but I just don't. (At least it provoked some feelings for me. Alyssa, I suppose, was the most connectable character? Though I did find her a bit unrealistic.)

Like most zombie-esque books, the plot was predictable. But also like most zombie-esque books, it was still scary as crap! I think that is the thing when an author can write good horror books, you know that something scary is about to happen but you always get scared by it when it is presented. This book was a great zombie book! It was bloody, intense and fearful.
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